SERVICES
Incubator, Accelerator and Other Entrepreneurial Support Programs

BCD will help you to build a successful and sustainable entrepreneurial support program that engages and energizes your stakeholders.

Plan & Launch

From business model development to startup and launch, BCD will assist you with the creation of effective programs that support and foster entrepreneurship, new business startup and technology commercialization, especially in targeted industry clusters or verticals. Typically, BCD services may include:

  • Needs/market assessment
  • Identification of the appropriate business model(s) for the appropriate type of entrepreneurial support program
  • Business model generation for the entrepreneurial support program
  • Actionable business plan, or business model canvas, for creating and launching an entrepreneurial support program
  • Implementation support through launch guidance or management services
Pre-Planning & Consensus Building

BCD will help align your board of director’s or community’s strategic vision for entrepreneurial support. BCD advisory and assistance services may include:

  • Board education/training on supporting entrepreneurship and commercialization
  • Strategic planning for boards of directors throughout the life cycle of your program
  • Stakeholder consensus building and alignment
Strategy & Management

BCD will help you refresh your existing program. Whether your incubator or accelerator has operated for one year or more than 10 years, BCD conducts:

  • Financial sustainability planning
  • Update of your business model
  • Expansion or enhancement of programs and services with a particular emphasis on revenue generation
  • Best practices assessment
  • Strategic review and alignment
  • Strategic plan development
  • Management and operations consulting
Innovation Clusters and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

BCD will help you to better understand the opportunities for cluster growth and ecosystem development, and advise on how to realize those opportunities. BCD has expertise in a variety of technology clusters and how to catalyze emerging innovation clusters.

Assessment & Strategy

BCD evaluates the current environment and creates strategies that will help you to grow ecosystems and clusters, fill gaps, leverage a community’s strengths, and create critical mass. The specific services include:

  • Assessment and/or gap analysis
  • Ecosystem mapping
  • Identification of emerging innovation clusters
  • Leveraging research strengths at universities
  • Strategies to strengthen and grow the ecosystem and cluster
  • Specific program approaches to address strategic cluster and ecosystem opportunities

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