Getting Accelerator Ready

All the resources you need to help you prepare for an accelerator

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Struggling with your MVP - here's how to build it right [Medium]

Bringing a new product to the market is always a BIG risk. But to reduce it, you build an MVP. Despite building MVP you could not minimize the risks due to some gaps.  Here are some strange cases which I witness daily while working with startupreneurs......

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A list of questions to ask a potential co-founder

Now that you know the type of person you are targeting to join their team (a serial entrepreneur, a tech head, or someone with some experience in startups), here are some things to look for in to identify those people.  

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11 Tips for startups to gain initial traction

One of the most challenging facts that you’ll have to come to terms with is that no matter how innovative your product is, you won’t have any customers if they aren’t aware of your startup. Even more challenging is figuring out how to attract your first customers when you have a limited budget and resources.  


What to look for in potential accelerator team members

Assembling a team may be one of the easiest things you’ve done so far on your entrepreneurial journey or it could be the most difficult thing ever. You must convince someone to believe in you and your idea and to give up three or more months of their time and their normal life to devote themselves full-time to the accelerator.

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The ideal accelerator team size

Before you send off an application to any accelerator program, you need to assemble a team. Most accelerators will not allow you to enter their program if it’s just ‘you’ by yourself.  


Reid Hoffman - Founder, LinkedIn

"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team"  


Want To Get Into A Top Startup Accelerator? Try These 3 Strategies [Forbes]

Prestigious startup accelerators like Techstars and Y Combinator (YC) have a lower acceptance rate (only 1-2%) than Harvard (5%). Top accelerators give entrepreneurs the opportunity to rapidly scale their companies over an intensive three-month program by providing access to mentors, investors, advisors and a network of other founders.


Do you have the 3 qualities Marc Andressen wants in a founder [Fast Company]

Box, Fab, Facebook, Foursquare, Skype, Twitter. You wouldn’t blow too many minds if you said that Andreessen Horowitz has good taste in investments. Now, in an expansive interview with HBR, the man who predicted how software would eat the world has distilled what he wants in a founder.


What Makes a Good Business Idea

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?

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11 Tough Questions for Founders

11 Tough Questions for Co-Founders to Answer Before Starting

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Deciding on a Name

What Should I Name My Startup?


Start Co. Reading List

Reading List for Start Co. Entrepreneurs


Types of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Ventures: What are the different types?

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Things to Think About When Getting Started

Things for entrepreneurs to think about

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Quick Tips for PR & Media

Entrepreneur’s Guide to PR and Media

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Branding & Marketing

Branding and Marketing Worksheet