How Incubators and Accelerators Can Help Your Small Business

Part 3 of SCORE Manasota's April Series

So you just started a company, or had it for a short while and are looking to take it through significant growth. Welcome to the world of incubators and accelerators. Incubators incubate disruptive ideas to build a business model and company, while Accelerators accelerate growth of your existing company.

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Matt Harper

Matt advises, mentors and coaches entrepreneurs and startups and build the communities in which they can thrive. He has experience with turnarounds, non-profits, traditional small-medium sized businesses and venture startups. Matt was the founding program director of a veteran business incubator in San Diego and the founding Director of the State College of Florida, 26 West Startup Incubator.

Michael Meerman

Professional driven by measurable results and success. Extensive strategic and execution experience. Committed to client/customer satisfaction. A track record of fostering teamwork, sponsoring collaborative initiatives, implementing innovative solutioning (Agile) and leading continuous improvement (Lean Six Sigma). Advanced technology foundation (development & SaaS) and a broad-based treasury and risk management expertise. Demonstrated skills in fiscal planning and successfully achieving financial objectives. Led organizational change and performance improvement initiatives. Decisive multitasker leading matrix, business process outsourcing (BPO), call center and shared service cultures. Accomplished speaker, trainer, and adjunct college instructor.

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How Incubators and Accelerators Can Help Your Small Business