The Internet Incubator fosters internet start ups to help them succeed (hence the tag line "Breeding Innovation Online"). We help people with innovative and creative ideas turn them into an online reality.
We want a logo that is strong, bold and simple, that conveys our brand. Key words to think about when designing include fosters, nurtures, incubator, internet, breeding, new life, creating etc. We have some thoughts on images to convey our brand, including a chick hatching from an egg, a petri dish (where micro organisms grow) etc, but we are keen to see how creative you can be.
The logo will initially be used for our website, but will eventually be used for stationery etc. It would be ideal if the logo could be used on both a white and coloured/black background. We would also like the image in the logo to be able to be separated from the text (possible for use as a button on the website).
For our style think http://www.apple.com (clean, simple, web2.0). Other good examples of the style we like includes mozilla.com, twitter.com, mosso.com etc. We don't really have any colour preferences.