1M/1M is particularly interested in working with technology companies who offer development platforms for cloud, mobile, social, and other types of applications. Typically, these companies have developer networks, and it is important for these communities to be nurtured to become successful. Developers only stay with a platform if it helps them generate revenues and profits.
Developer networks, more often than not, consist of technical founders with limited business backgrounds or experience. 1M/1M is the only scalable incubation resource for nurturing such networks on a global scale. Also, most incubators like YCombinator, TechStars, etc. do not support entrepreneurs that do not fit the VC model. However, in most developer networks, over 90% of the companies are working on small, niche opportunities that do not fit the VC model.
1M/1M is the only incubator that has a business model to support large numbers of small, niche businesses. [See video: YCombinator vs. 1M/1M]
It is important for developer networks to not only attract large numbers of developers, but to keep them interested and engaged. Doing so requires a level of nurturing that is very difficult to provide in a scalable way.
That precisely is 1M/1M’s value proposition: we can work with you to nurture your platform eco-system and developer networks. We can help your developers not only build popular apps, but become successful as businesses.