During the course of the last three months, Techstars IoT Accelerator based in NYC has been prepping 10 companies for demo day under the leadership of Managing Director Jenny Fielding and Angelia Muller. The companies received up to $120K in investment, mentorship from over 35 industry professionals, office accommodations for 90 days, and now are ready to be […]
Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications – heck, I’ve personally reviewed thousands of applications in the not quite three years since joining Dreamit. I’ve had the pleasure to read some really excellent applications that crisply and concisely showcased what made that startup shine. And then there were those other applications. […]
Over the last 13 weeks, Barclays FinTech Accelerator with Techstars has been grooming 10 companies night and day for demo day under the leadership of Techstars Managing Director Jenny Fielding. These companies received up to $120K in investment, mentorship from over 100 industry professionals, and now are ready to be released to the public. This […]
Venture capitalists Sam Altman and Jason Calacanis both wrote posts recently on the topic of startup incubator-hopping. Altman says that participating in more than one startup incubator may actually decrease your chances of getting into Y Combinator, a goal many startups are vying for, whereas Calacanis says the question is not about Y Combinator — it is about whether or […]
A question I often get as an adviser is whether or not to join a business incubator or accelerator as a way to move forward faster and smarter and increase the odds of business success. The simple answer is always yes, but like any other resource, finding the right one depends on your implementation stage, […]
A new entrepreneur-friendly model for accelerators in NYC. Applications due 8/1.
Seemingly, there is a new crop of startup accelerator programs popping up weekly. Most provide the same benefits – an initial investment in return for a slice of equity, office space for the duration of the program, mentorship from industry professionals, and other perks from service providers culminating in an investor demo day. Many also […]