Amezcua comments on proliferation of biotech incubators in The Scientist

Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, recently commented in an article titled “Incubator Boom: From San Francisco to St. Louis, biotech incubators are proliferating across North America. Can they deliver on their promise of fueling the economy?” published March 1, 2014 on

In the article, which discusses the growth of business incubators across the country, Amezcua cites his research which found a higher rate of failure for businesses begun in an incubator. But, Amezcua points out, incubators may help aspiring entrepreneurs cut their losses on an unsustainable venture earlier, allowing them to refocus their energy on other ideas with more promise.

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