Corporate Incubators

Gigaom has written about Yahoo’s latest initiative…an internal incubator appropriately named Brickhouse. The project will be run by Caterina Fake, a founder of Flickr.

What’s really interesting is Caterina’s thoughts on incubators…she has a link from her blog to a post by David Hornik in which he talks about the benefits of incubators and concludes:

Traditional incubators and economic grants can do more harm than good to a startup culture when there is not already a well-engrained and robust entrepreneurial ecosystem upon which these startups may grow and thrive.

I totally agree with David on this point and will be looking to see how Yahoo provides the right ecosystem for its incubatees to grow into sustainable businesses.

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