Entrepreneurship is such a privileged term. I know we don’t often think about it in that way, but it really is. There’s usually a price you have to pay to become an entrepreneur. Be it family responsibilities, not enough access to resources or living in an underserved market, you have to climb that barrier just to get into the club.
For me, that’s where incubator programs can do the most good. By removing the barriers to entry, providing tangible resources and democratizing the environment so that the very best ideas and entrepreneurs are allowed to flourish -- that's the real aim of an incubator.
This is the what we push for every day at Alley. What we’ve been able to do is subsidize the experience of growing a business so that founders and thinkers with really great ideas are afforded the full scope of what it takes to carry their business to the next level. We do this because we believe wholeheartedly that the future of the world is sitting in a coworking desk right now. We don’t want to get in their way. Instead, we want to clear the way so they can step into their success.