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University of Adelaide chosen to launch ThincLab Châlons incubator in French champagne region

- May 27, 2016 2 MIN READ

The University of Adelaide has announced it is set to run an incubator aimed at supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne, France, over the next five years. To be known as ThincLab Châlons, the incubator will be based on the University’s ThincLab business incubator model and will be run by its Entrepreneurship,… Read more »

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Is the lean startup dead?

- January 25, 2016 7 MIN READ

There has been a lot of hype around The Lean Startup in Australia. Startup accelerators not just in Australia but around the world treat this methodology as gospel. For startup accelerators using this in their current programs, I question whether they are doing enough for entrepreneurs. Anyone can just pick up the book, read it, and start implementing these strategies, so why do startup founders need accelerators? Have accelerators lost their way?