Share the mindset of success in EO Accelerator

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Emma Allen is active in the Charlotte, NC chapter of EO Accelerator , which empowers first-stage entrepreneurs with the tools, community and accountability necessary to catapult their business to the next level.

Virtual Incubation and Acceleration Services: What Really Works?

INBIA

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Four Questions Founders Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator

GAN

Every year, some 30,000+ startups vie for just 1,300 spots at GAN Accelerators. Success rates for startups after they graduate from a GAN Accelerator are pretty impressive, too—more than 80% continue to be in business today.

The Continued Importance of Accelerators

GAN

Accelerators have been around for almost fifteen years now. The reason for that success is, in many ways, due to what accelerators offer every startup that works with them: A Community of startup peers to grow your company alongside. Coaching from both the accelerator managers and guest mentors. This is why, as we think about the next few months and years, accelerators are more important than ever. and you can also see a full list of GAN Accelerators at gan.co.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

Things to Consider When Launching an Accelerator Program

INBIA

The post Things to Consider When Launching an Accelerator Program appeared first on InBIA.

Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it

500

When I moved to San Francisco in 2012, I was working on my fourth startup and looking to join an accelerator. The post Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it appeared first on 500 Startups. No one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist.

The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019

500

It’s been a crazy journey for us from a small first batch of startups in our Silicon Valley Accelerator to running accelerators across the globe and investing in founders from over 76 countries. The post The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019 appeared first on 500 Startups.

RVI, Launch413, Innovation Accelerator – Growing and Thriving

Paul G. Silva

Launch413 (the post-accelerator) – We’ve invested in 13 companies in just under 3 years, expanded our team of kick-ass Venture Advisors, and are starting to see some real results from our top companies. Innovation Accelerator (helping mature nonprofits create for-profit spinouts that help fund the parent org) – Is about to graduate our 5th cohort! A HUGE thank you to my co-founders: Rick Play w/ Launch413 & Kelly Minton w/ Innovation Accelerator.

How to Accelerate Valuation Growth in Services Businesses

Paul G. Silva

Innovation AcceleratorPrivate Equity firms that own professional services businesses have a challenge with growing valuations. In a services-based business it is hard to increase revenue without increasing headcount. Margins shrink as hiring, training, and retaining talent becomes progressively more difficult. Meanwhile, all of the company’s intellectual property is locked in the heads of employees, meaning that when the employees leave the building, so do the company’s assets.

Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First

500

The post Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First appeared first on 500 Startups. There is not a single business that is not affected in some form or another from COVID-19, and 500 Startups is no different.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

All of the branches are running successful accelerator programs, which benefit from the international trade relations and flair of the metro region. Leading innovation hubs such as Next Media Accelerator (NMA), Next Commerce Accelerator, Next Logistics Accelerator, Airbus BizLab Accelerator, Social Impact Lab Hamburg, and successful incubators like Hanse Ventures and Media Lift are attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world.

When is an accelerator not an accelerator?

TechCrunch

Powered by People raises $5 million , CommerceIQ raises $115 million and Sequoia debuts Arc, which is a non-accelerator accelerator. Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

We Built a More Inclusive Accelerator—Here’s What We Learned

GAN

Accelerator programs—one of the best tools we have to increase a startup’s survival rate—are limited in solutions provided, in ambition rewarded, and even more limited in regards to the founders who participate. New research demonstrated that accelerator programs actually made funding gaps worse between men and women founders. Here’s one way to start – throw out the accelerator playbook. Guest Blog by Lunar Startups.

Meet Seoul-based accelerator SparkLabs’ 19th batch of startups 

TechCrunch

SparkLabs Korea , a Seoul-based seed to early-stage accelerator, held a demo Day on Thursday for its 19th cohort of companies. The latest demo day marks its tenth year after SparkLabs launched its accelerator program in December 2012.

Should You Join a Startup Accelerator?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

There are hundreds of accelerators, but do they actually help? founders startup entrepreneurship accelerator venture-capitalContinue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million

500

The post Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million appeared first on 500 Startups. Founders Tips and Trends 500 Accelerator 500 startups accelerator 500 startups demo day Accelerator accelerator program founders seed accelerator start up accelerator startup accelerator startup founders

From ideation to accolades in 10 months: An EO Accelerator’s successful pivot

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Annie Cheng is active in the Seattle chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ‘s Accelerator programme, which empowers entrepreneurs with the tools, community and accountability necessary to aggressively grow their businesses. Why did you join EO Accelerator?

6 reasons why you shouldn’t join an accelerator

TechCrunch

Each time, I’ve been telling founders why they should join an accelerator. Now, I am changing things up and going to lay out six reasons you shouldn’t join an accelerator. Accelerators usually take more (equity), because they provide more than just money. Saba Karim.

What Future for Accelerators?

Both Sides of the Table

Accelerators have had quite a good run the past 5+ years. Not just Y Combinator and TechStars but a host of other accelerators across the country. There were a lot of requests for us to turn our mentorship program into a physical accelerator with a fund, office space and full-time staff. By this time many accelerators were being created nationally and a few were getting off the grounds in LA, too. None of us was convinced the market really needed 5 accelerators.

EO Accelerator Story: Bryan Luoma

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Bryan Luoma is an EO Accelerator (EOA) participant who owns a CAD drafting business based in the New York metro area. Bryan and his employees credit the EO Accelerator program with building his confidence and expertise as an entrepreneur scaling his business.

EO Accelerator Story: Christina Hagopian

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Christina Hagopian, an EO Accelerator (EOA) graduate and EO New York member, owns a successful marketing and design firm attracting top-tier, global clients. EO Accelerator Stories: Christina Hagopian from EO Network on Vimeo.

Techstars unveils sustainability-focused acceleration program in Paris

TechCrunch

Techstars , a network of startup accelerators and an investment company, is launching a new accelerator in Paris called Techstars Sustainability Paris. With this sustainability-focused accelerator, Techstars is hitting the reboot button.

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions on their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights into the state of the accelerator industry as it stands in any particular year. Responses from our yearly survey culminate in a giant data report available to any accelerator from the community that provided us with their data. Applying to Accelerators in 2019. On average, accelerators receive 594 applications for just 9.6

AWS launches new $30M accelerator program aimed at minority founders

TechCrunch

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today launched a new program, AWS Impact Accelerator , that will give up to $30 million to early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders. Programs like AWS Impact Accelerator amount to more than lip service.

Inside the EO Accelerator Program

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We had a chance to speak with cryptocurrency investor Philippe Theunissen (PT) and brand consultant Qin Guo (QG) in Shanghai, and here’s what they had to say about their experiences as EO Accelerator participants. EO: HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT THE EO ACCELERATOR PROGRAM?

One Essential Question to Ask When Beginning an Accelerator Program

GAN

XI is a GAN Accelerator located in Colorado Springs and this cohort of founders is an amazing group, just starting the program. This isn’t only true for startup founders when you start an accelerator. The post One Essential Question to Ask When Beginning an Accelerator Program appeared first on GAN. The Future of Work accelerators mental health personal growth rhythms sleep startup life startups

Accelerators And Seed Deal Flow

Haystack

And one of the sources of that flow are the new accelerators (I’m lumping incubators, accelerators, etc. Before we dive into this, let me say (1) I know a lot of people personally who run these accelerators and consider them friends (and darn good people); and (2) I know there will be a bunch of founders who will say “Hey, well, I met some great investors this way, so it can work.”

How to Grow Your Chapter’s Accelerator Program

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Brad Stevens is an EO Atlanta member, Chair of that chapter’s Accelerator program, and founder and CEO of Outsource Access , which helps companies grow by providing highly skilled virtual assistants. Here, he shares his experience and insights for growing Atlanta’s Accelerator program.

500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator

500

Last year, 500 partnered with Sberbank—Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution—to launch an accelerator in Moscow, bridging the gap in knowledge and social capital between Silicon Valley and Russia. The post 500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator appeared first on 500 Startups.

500 Global, GIZ establish bootcamp for accelerators in Africa to help them define sustainable business models

TechCrunch

r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will train managers of leading accelerators in Africa over the next two years, to help them establish sustainable business models that commandeer greater influence in their ecosystems. Startups 500 Global accelerators

NeuReality lands $35M to bring AI accelerator chips to market

TechCrunch

Inferencing chips accelerate the AI inferencing process, which is where AI systems generate outputs (e.g., NeuReality lands $35M to bring AI accelerator chips to market by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch. The growing demand for AI, particularly generative AI (i.e.,

10 Signs Your Company Needs a Business Accelerator Program

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Lauren King, Director of the EO Accelerator Program. As someone who’s dedicated her career to helping small-scale entrepreneurs grow their businesses, I’ve heard many skeptics say a business accelerator program is just a cover for startups looking to increase capital.

Accelerate Your Growth With This Top EO Program

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Meet Hana Laurenzo—one of the many entrepreneurs who discovered a wealth of learning and possibility in the EO Accelerator program. The right time came in 2016 when Accelerator launched at EO Forth Worth. Hana reached her goal and graduated from the Accelerator program in April 2016.

Hong Kong accelerator Brinc raises $30M Series B

TechCrunch

I’ve visited Brinc’s headquarters the last few times I’ve been to Hong Kong, and been impressed with the range of different startups the accelerator works with. Last year, the pair launched the blockchain/NFT accelerator Launchpad Luna.

YC’s Michael Seibel clarifies some misconceptions about the accelerator

TechCrunch

The future of the standard deal YC’s Michael Seibel clarifies some misconceptions about the accelerator by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch. Startups Venture accelerator demo day EC News Analysis equity Future Michael Seibel YC Demo Day yc demo day summer 2022

Announcing Batch 1 of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program

500

Six weeks ago, we launched the inaugural batch of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program, bringing the best of our flagship Seed Accelerator program to the MENA region in partnership with Misk Innovation. The post Announcing Batch 1 of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program appeared first on 500 Startups.