Blog: Incubator

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  • Ynext Incubator Success

    What We Look For In Incubator Applicants

    By on July 10, 2016

    Here at the Ynext Incubator we just wrapped up our Cohort 2 Demo Day last month. It was a great event: our companies killed their pitches and the many investors in the audience were duly impressed. But no resting on our laurels here. Instead, we just opened up incubator applications for Cohort 3. We want our next class to be […]

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  • Ynext Incubator Success

    How to Succeed in the Incubator

    By on June 15, 2016

    Entrepreneurs sometimes ask how they can get the most out of our incubator; what makes a company really excel in the program? With our second cohort recently graduating, the picture of a successful participant is crystalizing. I doubt that the hallmarks of success are any different at Ynext than in any other incubator – they are pretty much common sense […]

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  • Customer Support: Competitive Advantage

    Turning Customer Support into Competitive Advantage

    By on June 5, 2016

    Customers today have more power than ever before. With review websites, “like” buttons and instant rating systems, both good and bad news about a company’s service can travel far and fast. Customer service expectations are changing, too. Companies that deliver a friction-free, seamlessly satisfying experience have raised the bar for everyone else. As a result, healthy customer relationships are extremely […]

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  • EY Incubator Bootcamping

    Bootcamping: Immersion In The Process Of Building a Business

    By on May 9, 2016

    It’s hard to believe that Ynext Incubator Demo Day is this week—Thursday, May 12 starting at 3 p.m. After six months of intensive work honing their business acumen, expanding their technical chops and working hands-on with Yodlee transactional data, our cohort of seven companies is ready to pitch to investors. Before they take the stage, I thought I’d share a […]

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  • EY Incubator: Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity: Build It Into Your Plan From Day One

    By on April 28, 2016

    Early-stage fintech startups have a lot of things they’re trying to figure out. Cybersecurity may not be high among their priorities, but they’ll have to address it eventually. And the sooner the better, said Orus Dearman and Jake Johnson, business consultants with the accounting firm of Grant Thornton, speaking at the most recent Ynext Incubator bootcamp. The risk of a […]

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  • EY Incubator: Fintech Startup Trends

    Three Clear Fintech Startup Trends

    By on April 26, 2016

    Here at the Ynext Incubator, every year we get a new batch of applicants for our upcoming class. Although our applicants are, by definition, interested in working with Yodlee’s platform of consumer and SMB financial data, we do a fair amount of outreach so that we can get a variety of applications within that constraint, from a wide geographic and […]

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  • EY Incubator: Compliance

    Compliance Can Be Your Friend

    By on April 20, 2016

    A recent high-profile case involving one of Silicon Valley’s most promising “unicorns” graphically illustrated the challenges for fintech startups trying to disrupt a highly regulated industry. The founder and CEO of Zenefits was compelled to step down after charges from various state regulators that the company employed sales people that were improperly licensed to sell insurance. The new CEO told […]

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  • Hedgeable Gamifies Personal Finance for Millennials

    By on April 15, 2016

      Mike Kane, co-founder and Master Sensei of Hedgeable.com, has found a way to combine the things Millennials love about today’s technology with the importance of personal financial well-being.

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  • EY Incubator: Storytelling

    The Power of Storytelling In Business

    By on April 13, 2016

    “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Brand strategy consultant Deirdre Davi, who has worked with clients like Facebook, Google, Adobe and other tech giants, believes these words from Maya Angelou capture the essence of storytelling for businesses — the goal of […]

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  • EY Incubator: Design Thinking and UX

    Design Thinking Process and User Experience

    By on April 6, 2016

    To set the stage for her presentation on the design thinking process at the most recent Ynext Incubator bootcamp, Rose Figliano of RocketSpace invoked the words of the late iconic industrial designer Dieter Ram: “Everything is design.” Or as Steve Jobs said, “Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers.” The point, Figliano […]

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