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Incubator-in-a-Box for VCs

There are two massive trends washing over the venture business: (1) lean startups and (2) globalization of entrepreneurship. So, how does a VC keep track of the best investment opportunities that are so fragmented, often so small, and so diverse?

Some VCs are looking at incubators to help them scout for deals. For example, Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, and General Catalyst have all done deals with YCombinator to seed fund entire batches of incubatee companies.

But if you are not a top tier VC firm in Silicon Valley, even the local eco-system doesn’t help you very much because you are cut out of the best deals.

And what if you are looking for deals in Indonesia? Or Brazil? Or Russia? The incubators are not as strong. The eco-system is not as mature. How will you play?

As a 21st century VC, you need a strategy to address both of those trends (1) lean startups and (2) globalization.

What if 1M/1M can help you create your own custom incubator to address any local or global market that you want to focus on?


1M/1M’s Incubator-in-a-Box offering can help you launch your own incubator anywhere in the world.


  • Choose the scale at which you wish to start. You can incubate 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, or 200 entrepreneurs.
  • Choose one or more locations (or global is fine too).
  • 1M/1M will provide the base-level incubation to these entrepreneurs through the Premium Program. This includes online curriculum, mentoring / strategy consulting, introductions to customers, channel partners, investors, and access to the 1M/1M media and social media channels.
  • Partner can add any amount of additional resources on top, including funding, real-estate, mentoring, network, legal services, accounting services, etc. First right of refusal for any investment opportunity, naturally, rests with the partner.
  • 1M/1M will run contests and help partner recruit the entrepreneurs to bring into their custom portfolio.
  • 1M/1M will also screen the best performers from the incubation portfolio for partner to invest further resources in, after a few months of incubation.

How Much?

  • The 1M/1M Incubator-in-a-Box costs $1000/entrepreneur/year. So, if you incubate 50 entrepreneurs with us, that would cost $50k for a year.
  • We do not take ANY equity, making us the most entrepreneur- (and investor- ) friendly incubator program on the planet. Most incubators take 5-10% equity. VCs come into a clean term sheet with minimum dilution.
  • The ROI we deliver is equivalent to $375k + 5-10% Equity per entrepreneur.

Contact: Irina Patterson

Note: Here are a few videos explaining the 1M/1M program in more depth:

Meet some of The One Million Club members, and review the Quantified 1M/1M Value Equation.

We are working with many corporate partners, helping their eco-systems with incubation support, including SAP, Oracle, Rackspace, Microsoft, Nokia, Elance, TradeKing, A&N Media, BlueSnap, various TiE chapters, colleges and universities, etc. Nothing is too small for us. No geography is not of interest to us. Wherever, and at whatever scale you would like to build your incubator, we look forward to working with you shoulder to shoulder.