Incubators and accelerators play an important role in the modern startup ecosystem. During the initial few months after incorporation, startups face a lot of uncertainty. They need a lot of support, handholding and mentoring as they start finding their bearings. It is here that Incubators for startups play a very important role in helping the them navigate the uncertain terrain. So, what are incubators and accelerators for startups? Apart from providing infrastructure, access to experts, partnerships with service providers, networks with investors, incubators also significantly influence the startups' journey. The role of the incubator in the success of the startup is as much as that of an investor, if not more. Therefore, it is critical that startups partner with the right incubator.

A vibrant startup economy needs a very active institutional structure for incubator and accelerator programs. Governments, universities, private corporations, and industry bodies have realized this and have significantly added to the incubation capacity in recent years. The challenge for the entrepreneurs is to identify the incubator that would meet their requirements. As much as the needs of the startup vary, the strengths of each incubator also vary. Some incubators might have deep expertise in certain sectors, while some have a strong investor network, and some others might be open for providing virtual incubation. The imperative therefore for the startup founders is to choose the incubator that can help in those areas where the need is the highest.

Incubators from YNOS helps precisely in that. Incubators, a unique concept, helps startup founders to analyse various incubators and accelerators in India and across the globe, and then choose the one that is most appropriate. The AI platform helps to compare different incubators in a manner that has never been possible so far. Apart from startup founders, this platform can also benefit the CEOs and managers of incubation centres to benchmark themselves against other incubators. Other stakeholders associated with the development of startup ecosystem such as government, funding agencies, and so on, would also find the platform to be of immense value.