Handbook for Non-Profit Incubator Managers
An incubator undergoes multiple phases during its journey from inception to growth and sustainability. This Handbook for NonProfit Incubator Managers highlights various aspects of the preparatory and development phases of the incubator’s journey. Rather than being a theoretical discourse on incubation, this Handbook intends to be a hands-on guide for current and future incubator managers. Certain aspects of incubation like defining and measuring impact that necessitates a deeper research-oriented discussion have intentionally been toned down. Instead, a practical framework that might help incubator managers to plan their immediate actions has been put forward.
By combining high level strategy and on-ground implementation tools, this Handbook hopes to encourage incubator managers to think actively about various topics and develop stronger incubation models. While the Handbook has been chronologically arranged, day to day decision-making seldom follows this path. It is, therefore, important to get familiarised with all aspects of incubation presented here and utilise the strategies and tools as required. This Handbook also encourages new and existing incubators to share their experience, suggest newer approaches and ultimately build upon this Handbook.