Choosing the Right Startup Incubator

Scott Sohr
Scott Sohr
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The co-founder of Health Cost Solutions, Elmington Capital Group, and Stonegate Land, Scott Sohr works in a number of industries, from healthcare and fintech to real estate. However, his primary professional focus revolves around leading STS Ventures. Scott Sohr serves as the president of STS Ventures and oversees the company’s startup incubation operations.

Joining a startup incubator provides startups with invaluable resources and support and helps them grow significantly faster. However, it’s important to find the right incubator for your company to ensure you reap all the benefits.

In most situations, the process of finding the right incubator starts with completing plenty of research. Ideally, you should research everything you can about an incubator, from the industries it serves to the mentoring services it offers. Make sure every potential incubator meets your startup’s needs and that it provides experienced and knowledgeable support within your field. Referrals are a great way to start off this process, but you can also complete research without them.

Further, look into an incubator’s previous startups. Doing so helps you see what industries an incubator has experience with and provides you with a clearer idea of an incubator’s success rates. This also gives you a better idea of a particular incubator’s value. You want to choose an incubator that provides the most value for the price you are willing to pay.

Once you have a few options available, you can focus more on getting accepted by an incubator. This involves making sure your startup is established enough and that your company has a clear history and story behind it. You must also be sure that your startup has already established its fundamentals and that the services it provides are beneficial to the market.

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Author: Scott Sohr

With an extensive background in business, Scott Sohr is the co-founder of Stonegate Land in Nashville. The firm develops and invests in residential property developments in Tennessee and Kentucky. Stonegate developed 283 acres of rolling hills in Williamson County in Tennessee with the launch of Arrington Retreat, a community that combines the comfort of countryside living with the convenience of a growing region. Scott Sohr is also the co-founder of Elmington Capital Group, which invests in income-producing real estate and property management opportunities through three divisions: capital, affordable housing, and property management. He also co-founded Health Care Solutions, a third party administrator of self-funded medical plans that has been in operation since 2001, and Correct Care Solutions, which has offered healthcare solutions and services since 2003. Additionally, Scott Sohr is chairman of Built Technologies and president of STS Ventures. Prior to launching his career, he studied mechanical engineering at Auburn University and graduated with a bachelor of science. He then achieved an MBA from Vanderbilt University. To learn more about Scott Sohr, visit: http://scottsohr.com/.

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