Here is Why Your App Needs an Incubator to Run a Successful Startup

By  Zainab Agha

November 17, 2021 8:45 pm EST

Incubators have started to become a go-to option for many startups and for good reason too. It does not matter if you don’t have all the resources or you are simply unsure about where you should start, an incubator is the perfect place to make sure you and your startup is on track. 

If you have a brilliant idea that you are sure can change landscapes; here are all the reasons you need an app development incubator. 

All You Need to Walk in with is an Idea

When you sign up with an incubator you gain access to a myriad of resources. This does not mean a work space and working phone line, but tools for research, a team for app development, a marketing wing, reliable administration, guidance, and mentorship. 

If you are someone who has never run a business, they will teach you to fish. Incubators host workshops on topics like financial forecasts, fundamentals of business, cash flow accounting, and legal considerations. 

Expertise from Experience

App incubators are kickstarting dozens if not hundreds of new apps every year. They know what to expect when you launch in the market. They know what apps fail, they know what you need as an app with limited funds, and they know not to panic but to be prepared for the inevitable ups and downs of the mobile app industry. 

That is valuable insight that you need on your side. A partnership like that can help you make the right decision and learn about the world of startups without having to do trial and error with your ideas. 

Low Cost for Sophisticated Services

What a team of top-notch developers would cost you working for you exclusively, an app incubation will save you the money and give you access to expensive development teams and equipment. 

One of the challenges of a startup is to find the right talent and then be able to sway that talent to work for them even though the startup may not be able to afford them. What usually happens is that professionals get outbid or you have a very small pool to choose from. 

An incubator has that handled for you already. They have loyal employees who sign no disclosure agreements and have been working for the incubator for a while.

Funding

While an incubator may not offer you funding in exchange for some of the equity, it can help you find it. 

An incubator will guide you in what you need to show the potential of your startup. They will help you devise a business plan, they will do the market research for you, and they will churn out the projected financials for your business so that you have numbers backing your claim. And beyond that, an app idea incubator is likely to have a list of renowned venture capitals and independent investors to whom you can pitch. 

Exposure to the Industry Leaders

An incubator also has access to influential people in the industry or they have access to people who know them. There are many mentorship programs that a mobile app incubator offers. 

Networking can create opportunities for the startup entrepreneur in the form of sponsorships or any other insight regarding the industry and its forecasted trends. 

Business Focus and Discipline

As a first-time entrepreneur it is very easy to get caught up in the pressure of things, and often to lose sight of the path that leads you to your vision. An incubator offers you a tried and tested structure. 

The first thing a good app incubator will offer you is a business plan which is the heart of a successful app startup. 

With this in place, you will have fewer things to distract you so that you can focus on your role and give it your hundred percent. 

Not every startup has what it takes to grow at a steady pace. An incubator sees potential in ideas and entrepreneurs and meets their need for resources that would take them the distance in the mobile app industry.


Zainab Agha

Zainab started her career in advertising as a copywriter; which taught her how valuable moxie was in the boardroom and translates that in her campaigns. Building brands has led her to explore digital marketing, communication concepts, and what it takes to grow an idea from scratch. In her free time (let’s assume she is a badass with balancing work and play) she travels in heels then complains, experiments with innovative creative solutions that sell, does stand-up comedy, and imagines her speech delivery when she wins an Oscar for best story.

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