Startup accelerators have become an integral part of helping early-stage companies build, fund and bring to market new products and ideas.
Recently, we’ve come to see museums, such as the New Museum, ACMI, and Te Papa, look to the models of accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces to bring together entrepreneurs, hackers and cultural practitioners in hopes of driving innovation and generating new ideas.
While still in the early days, the question stands: Is this an experiment, a fad or a new trend?
In this presentation examine the impact of startup mindset in the cultural sector, the tangible and intangible value of building new partnerships with entrepreneurs and niche audiences. As museums look to expand reach beyond their walls, could these initiatives help them jump-start and accelerate this internal and external evolution?