This practice guide explains how accelerator programmes work and supports you to think practically about setting up your own programme.
Accelerator Program Design
What Should I Name My Startup?
Getting Ready for an Accelerator
TEDxEast - Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators 11/11/2010
The Accelerator Interview
Making a Great Verbal Elevator Pitch 60-90 Seconds Maximum
You can only be successful if people are willing and able to be your customers. They must know about you, and be compelled to act.
Accelerator Acceptance Criteria
Investor Pitch Template
Accelerator Investor / Fundraising
Branding and Marketing Worksheet
Five Forces Analysis assumes that there are five important forces that determine competitive power in a business situation.
Spartina Internet Business Model Worksheet
See Dropbox's original Y Combinator accelerator application to get an idea about what is a winning application.
Examples of Investor term sheets provided by Y Combinator accelerator, and used by all teams that participate in Y Combinator.
Business idea checklist: Rate this idea on each of the following criteria from 1-10. 1-3 is weak; 4-7 is fix-able; 8-10 is do-able. What could you do to make each area stronger?
Reading List for Start Co. Entrepreneurs
Things to Think About
Making A Great Written Elevator Pitch for Introductions
Efficient Business Development strategies for startups are essential considering most all are undercapitalized even after seed and angel funding.
The Brand Strategy Canvas
The Competitive Advantage is the distinct competency of the business that is matched to its future market opportunity.
Sample Financial Worksheet
The Accelerator Application
Paystack's entire Y Combinator Application complete with commentary and backstory.
The Muse applied to Y Combinator in fall of 2011 and was accepted into the winter 2012 batch.
11 Tough Questions for Co-Founders to Answer Before Starting
Entrepreneurial Ventures: What are the different types?
Customer Discovery Process
Entrepreneur’s Guide to PR and Media
The Business Model Canvas
The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide To Risk Management
Guide to Creating a Competitive Analysis
Founder’s Toolkit Instruction
The sales template here is specially tailored for software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups .
A virtual interview accelerator complete with timers and advice
Accelerators Value Proposition
Choosing an Accelerator
Getting Accelerator Ready
The Accelerator Program Experience
After the Accelerator
Accelerator Economic Impact