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Case Studies

Curated and original interviews/cases with key accelerator stakeholders and alumni

Chris Nguyen

CEO, Co-Founder at LogDNA

Chris Nguyen, CEO, and Co-Founder of LogDNA moved from Canada to Silicon Valley in 2015 as they got accepted to the accelerator Y Combinator after applying three times.

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How is the experience participating at Y Combinator accelerator? - Chris Nguyen,

Jessica Mah

CEO, Co-Founder at inDinero

Jessica Mah, co-founder of inDinero, shares her experiences participating in Y-Combinator, an early stage startup accelerator. Beyond the financial support and connections accelerators can provide, Mah believes startup founders benefit from meeting and working alongside other entrepreneurs.

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Jessica Mah: The Accelerator Experience - Jessica Mah,

Raffy Concepcion

General Manager, SolarSolutions, Inc

The social and economic loss from damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan fuelled Solar Solutions to change direction from a business to a social enterprise. Raffy Concepcion, General Manager of Solar Solutions, along with his co-founders established Solar Solutions in 2015 because they saw the role of affordable renewable energy sources in developing vulnerable communities in the

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ISIP Social Impact Accelerator: SolarSolutions

Suzanne Ma

CEO and CO-Founder Routific

Our company, Routific, was just starting up. We had an MVP, one client in Singapore, and oh, our team consisted of just me and my co-founder/partner-in-life, Marc. We were looking for mentorship and funding to help get Routific off the ground.

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How we got into a startup accelerator (and why rejection brought us to the right one)

Courtney Boyd Myers

Founder audience.io

Rupp says DreamIt was already planning an expansion to New York City after noting that 12 of DreamIt’s 36 alumni companies were based there. “Our alumni came to us and said New York needs you"....

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The inside story of DreamIt Ventures’ first New York City accelerator

Kym Atkins

Co Founder and CEO of The Volte

Australia’s startup scene is booming. In fact, it is quickly becoming recognised as one of the most attractive countries in the world to launch a startup and was named fifth in the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2019 report.

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Case study with The Volte: How an accelerator programme can scale your startup (Series)

Silvia Rozvonat

COO, PixTeller

The MVP Academy acceleration program has exceptional growth opportunities for early-stage tech startups and helps them define their products and go-to-market strategy. It also helps building and strengthening the teams, along with generating early traction and obtaining pre-seed or seed financing.

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What We Have Learned by Joining a Startup Accelerator Program

Teniola Adejuwon

Founde, Podozi

Podozi.com is a beauty ecommerce platform that gives African women access to both local and international beauty brands. Co-founders, Teniola Adejuwon and Wale Babatunde, recently completed a 4-month accelerator programme with 500 StartUps, a leading venture capital fund in Silicon Valley. To date, 500 StartUps has invested in over 1,500

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“Be realistically audacious” : Teniola Adejuwon on the 500 StartUps accelerator experience -

David Cohen

Founder and Managing Partner, Techstars

Recently, I wrote a post called “Entrepreneurs Deserve Full Transparency” for my WSJ series. Several entrepreneurs wrote me, but this story really stands out as a warning to do your diligence and demand full transparency.

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A horrifying accelerator story that you’ll need to read twice

Lyle Stevens

CEO and Co-Founder of Mavrck

I want to share how we did everything we possibly could to get the most out of TechStars in the short time we had under their umbrella – and how any startup can replicate those best practices in their own accelerator or incubator.

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How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

Spiros Tsaltas

Former University Professor, Principal at HireLoyalty

Operating in 170 cities, 60 countries, and 6 continents the Founder Institute’s graduate companies estimated portfolio value is in excess of $15 billion dollars, with graduate companies receiving over $600 million dollars in funding. This is the first in a series of interviews

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An interview with the Director of the Founder Institute

Wenbin Fang

CEO of Listen Notes

I applied to Y Combinator 7 times before, when I still had a day job. Obviously, I got rejected every time. It’s actually understandable. Look, I’m an immigrant and I didn’t have green card back then, which means that I didn’t fully commit to this startup thing and I was not quite serious about it.

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My Y Combinator interview experience