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The Startup Studio: New Phenomenon or Rebranding of Existing Support?

Haffen Lamm, Maximilian Carl Robert LU and Peters, Jack Richard LU (2019) ENTN19 20191
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Research Problem - Considering the increasing trend towards startup studios in the business
world, the literature does not provide much information regarding these start-up support
organisations. In recent years, researchers have put their attention on accelerators, creating
a broad understanding of this concept. It is important for entrepreneurs to be aware of the
different support organisations available.

Research Aim - The study explored both an accelerator and a startup studio to understand what
they want to achieve, how they intend to achieve it, and how they operate to realise this.
Thus, to know whether startup studios are a new phenomenon or another name for already
existing supports.

Methods - The study used a... (More)
Research Problem - Considering the increasing trend towards startup studios in the business
world, the literature does not provide much information regarding these start-up support
organisations. In recent years, researchers have put their attention on accelerators, creating
a broad understanding of this concept. It is important for entrepreneurs to be aware of the
different support organisations available.

Research Aim - The study explored both an accelerator and a startup studio to understand what
they want to achieve, how they intend to achieve it, and how they operate to realise this.
Thus, to know whether startup studios are a new phenomenon or another name for already
existing supports.

Methods - The study used a qualitative semi-structured interview base with one accelerator and
one startup studio. In total, thirteen interviews were conducted exposing different
perspectives to better understand these two structures. An analysis of four entrepreneurial
methods was conducted to better distinguish their work.

Results - The results highlighted differences between the organisations, in terms of both their
business models and their approach to supporting start-ups. There were similarities and
differences with regards to the entrepreneurial methods promoted and utilised at each
organisation, with their aims, motivations and philosophy being strong influencing factors
as to why.

Implications - The startup studio studied, differed to several aspects of the literate covering
accelerators. Literature on startup studios is limited, therefore, future research is
recommended, especially through quantitative methods to find a generalisable result.
Founders seeking start-up support should be aware of the potential differences of the two
organisations. Directors and managers of these organisations should consider partnerships
as profitable symbiosis is possible. (Less)
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Haffen Lamm, Maximilian Carl Robert LU and Peters, Jack Richard LU
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ENTN19 20191
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
startup studio, accelerator, start-up support organisation, entrepreneurial method
language
English
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8983416
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  abstract     = {Research Problem - Considering the increasing trend towards startup studios in the business
world, the literature does not provide much information regarding these start-up support
organisations. In recent years, researchers have put their attention on accelerators, creating
a broad understanding of this concept. It is important for entrepreneurs to be aware of the
different support organisations available.

Research Aim - The study explored both an accelerator and a startup studio to understand what
they want to achieve, how they intend to achieve it, and how they operate to realise this.
Thus, to know whether startup studios are a new phenomenon or another name for already
existing supports.

Methods - The study used a qualitative semi-structured interview base with one accelerator and
one startup studio. In total, thirteen interviews were conducted exposing different
perspectives to better understand these two structures. An analysis of four entrepreneurial
methods was conducted to better distinguish their work.

Results - The results highlighted differences between the organisations, in terms of both their
business models and their approach to supporting start-ups. There were similarities and
differences with regards to the entrepreneurial methods promoted and utilised at each
organisation, with their aims, motivations and philosophy being strong influencing factors
as to why.

Implications - The startup studio studied, differed to several aspects of the literate covering
accelerators. Literature on startup studios is limited, therefore, future research is
recommended, especially through quantitative methods to find a generalisable result.
Founders seeking start-up support should be aware of the potential differences of the two
organisations. Directors and managers of these organisations should consider partnerships
as profitable symbiosis is possible.},
  author       = {Haffen Lamm, Maximilian Carl Robert and Peters, Jack Richard},
  keyword      = {startup studio,accelerator,start-up support organisation,entrepreneurial method},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Startup Studio: New Phenomenon or Rebranding of Existing Support?},
  year         = {2019},
}