News from the Batten Institute: Fall 2013
Crowdfunding Incentives
In his study of crowdfunding, Sean D. Carr, the executive director of the Batten Institute, found that tangible rewards aren't the main attraction for contributors.


The Growth of Pop-Up Consignment Shopping
To scale her high-end consignment-sale concept, i.Lab Incubator participant Wendi Smith will rely on her two most valuable assets: a vast social network and a sterling reputation.


Before applying to a seed accelerator, weigh the value it can provide and the fit with your company against the equity you need to give up, advises Batten Fellow Yael Hochberg, director of the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project.


A new book by Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King and Kevin Bennett shows how ordinary managers can use the approaches of designers to address business, organizational and civic issues.

Improving the world through entrepreneurship and innovation.