Why Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Mentorship is one of the best gifts. Louis, I helped found UMSL Accelerate , an entrepreneurship certificate program that’s organized and taught by practicing entrepreneurs, and grounded in the principle of experiential learning.

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. Every startup needs a group of peers they can call on, cash to keep going, and mentorship to help guide them through strategic questions at any given time.

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Membership, mentorship or just messy

TechCrunch

Next up was a YC credit union DAO that is collecting money from graduates of the accelerator to invest in crypto startups. Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

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. Mentorship, especially around leadership.

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?

Why experience sharing is key to entrepreneurial growth

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Robert Glazer , the founder and chairman of the board of Acceleration Partners , a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards.

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

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.

Snap debuts its fifth cohort of Yellow accelerator startups

TechCrunch

Snap’s in-house Yellow accelerator program, which invests in startups, has debuted its fifth batch of investments. The company invests $150,000 in each Yellow startup for an equity stake as part of the accelerator program, which first launched in 2018.

What Accelerators Look Like in 2021

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions about their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights on the current state of the accelerator industry. Responses from our annual survey culminate in a giant data report that we make available to any accelerator within the community that provided us with their data. Applying to Accelerators in 2021. On average, accelerators receive 576 applications for just 11.2

Paris-based VC firm Partech unveils Chapter54 accelerator to help European startups cross into Africa

TechCrunch

Partech Shaker , the innovation division of the Paris-based VC firm Partech , has launched an accelerator program christened Chapter54 to help European startups launch in African markets. Africa Funding Startups Venture Capital accelerator africa Chapter54 Partech

Ocean Solutions Accelerator doubles down on blue economy with new track for later-stage companies

TechCrunch

The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early stage companies, but this year they’re expanding the program to accept those who have already closed their first round. In the Accelerator over the Sea.

Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator

TechCrunch

However, I believe that accelerators can be the glue bringing the two together. I’ve participated in a number of accelerators, including Disney and Techstars, and these programs gave me a noticeable advantage when I stepped into VC. Accelerators are hubs for diversity.

WJR Business Beat: New AWS Accelerator for Black Founders Open for Applications (Episode 403)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan shares information on how your startup can win $225,000 in grants, plus personalized support and resources, through the AWS Accelerator for Black Founders program. Now, the AWS impact accelerator for black founders is designed for U.S.-based

Creating Better VCs: An Accelerator for the Dark Side

This is going to be BIG.

There are a few programs out there like Kaufmann and InSite that get you exposure to the VC world through mentorship, but you join those programs and go work for other people. What I''m talking about is how to get mentorship to launch and run my own fund. These days, there are a ton of options for you if you''re a startup seeking guidence.

The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education

TechCrunch

At roughly the same time, Y Combinator (YC) and other accelerators emerged as a largely analog means for entrepreneurs willing to commit three months of time and ~6% of their company to receive en masse training and connections to mentors, peers and funders. Rhys Spence. Contributor.

500 Startups & Misk Innovation to Launch Second Batch of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program

500

Applications are now open for Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program 500 Startups and Misk Innovation will host the second batch of its accelerator program based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to fuel startups throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program will bring experts from Silicon Valley and beyond to educate 15-20 early-stage startups from MENA.

A Startup Support Guide for My Mom

GAN

Words like accelerator, incubator , venture studio, and others are terms that sound the same or are very confusing. Accelerators: If you have a startup with an existing product or service and a small team (of around 2-5 people), you have the opportunity to join an accelerator. Instagram would have been a candidate for an accelerator because it had two founders and a product with just a few users. Meaning, startups never have to pay to go through an accelerator.

How One Company Was Poised to Grow 1,000% During the Pandemic

GAN

Recently I spoke with Price Fallin, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at TeleVet —a GAN Startup from StitchCrew accelerator—to hear how their telemedicine service for veterinarians has exploded in this time of quarantine.

7 Creative Financing Options for New Businesses and Startups

StartupNation

Accelerators. Startup accelerators provide seed money, counseling, networking and other services to launch your business. Since accelerators are essentially investing in your business, they have a mutual interest in your success. It takes money to make money.

Z Fellows wants to give you $10K to launch a crypto startup

TechCrunch

The accelerator features a one-week sabbatical program that comes with a $10,000 check in optional equity, at a $1 billion cap, to aspiring founders. He thinks the time-bound nature of the fellowship and mentorship is what makes Z Fellows stand out in today’s capital rich environment.

¡Hola Batch 11 LatAm! These are the 9 Startups Joining our Latest Batch in Mexico City

500

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch from our Seed Accelerator based in Mexico City. The Mexico City program focuses on providing mentorship and guidance to foster fast-paced growth for Spanish-speaking, early-stage companies based in Latin America.

Announcing the 11 Startups in 500 LatAm’s Batch 10!

500

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch from our Seed Accelerator based in Mexico City. The Mexico City program focuses on providing a mentorship program for Spanish-speaking early-stage companies based in Latin America. The 11 startups began the accelerator activities on April 22nd at 500’s office in Mexico City.

Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship

Source Link

Access to capital via local banks, gap financing, or even high net worth families (LLCs as equity investors i.e. buy the building and lease back to businesses) can be a huge accelerator in rural areas.

A Thank You to Techstars

GAN

In 2010, alongside the White House’s Startup America Initiative, Techstars launched GAN to align the accelerator industry around globally accepted best practices and create a standardized model for their success. We are thankful to Techstars for its pioneering steps in the accelerator space.

Free Money for Student Tech Founders

David Teten VC

We have collected a wide range of freebies, contests, accelerators, online communities, and VCs designed for student tech founders. Participants from all over the world are eligible to compete for more than $100,000 in prize money and also receive mentorship and other resources.

NYC’s Tech Resurgence

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I’ll end with a plug for a startup competition that Google, Tech:NYC, and Cornell Tech are putting on called the “NYC Recovery Challenge” The challenge will bring together startup entrepreneurs from across the five boroughs to pitch tech solutions for New York’s recovery to a panel of business, economic, and policy experts with the chance of winning cash prizes, technical mentorship, and more.

Announcing the Founder Support Fund

GAN

Funds could be used for activities like making dinner for their family or friends, providing gifts for their teams, doing a (socially-distant) activity, getting coaching, mentorship, or counseling, or any other activity that helps a founder feel more happy, healthy, and grounded. .

Rallying for rural entrepreneurship: addressing the challenges that face rural small businesses

Source Link

We’ve also seen how local governments like Cedar Falls, Iowa, are able to rally support and install gig internet to accelerate economic development and growth for residents and home-based businesses, as well as have massive benefit to larger commercial enterprises.

In Solidarity, We Continue to Learn

GAN

We’re seeing GAN Accelerators turn the tides to ensure Black founders get access to funding and mentorship that they were never able to access before. This week has been heavy.

[TetaVi in EIN Presswire] Tetavi Selected for Microsoft for Startups Designed to Help Startups Quickly Scale

OurCrowd

As a program member, Tetavi will have exclusive access to Microsoft technology, mentorship and business support.

From VC to DeFi: 6 Realistic Ways to Fund Your Startup in 2022

StartupNation

In this post, I’ll cover six realistic ways startups and entrepreneurs can fund their business , including: Incubators or accelerators. Funding from incubators or accelerators. The world is changing. The status quo is being challenged.

Manara gets $3M to grow tech talent pool in the Middle East and North Africa

TechCrunch

Ultimately, these engineers will become the CTOs and senior developers that the region needs in order to accelerate the growing success of its own tech ecosystem,” said Abudahi.

Learn how to get into Y Combinator at TC Early Stage

TechCrunch

Building a startup can be a slow, lonely endeavor, but getting into a business accelerator can change that in a big way. accelerators alone, none are as successful, prestigious or coveted as Y Combinator (YC).

2 reasons why demo days are dead

TechCrunch

Startup accelerators are increasingly putting the brakes on demo days. Michael Redd. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Michael Redd spent 12 seasons playing in the NBA and on the U.S. Olympic team. He is now co-founder and chairman of 22 Ventures. More posts by this contributor.