Top 10 Questions to Ask for an Accelerator Startup

4. 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN APPLYING TO DO A STARTUP ACCELERATOR

Dying to be the next Dropbox or Airbnb to emerge from a rock star startup accelerator? Get in line. The market for early stage funding for hot startup brainchildren is bursting at the seams.

If you hook up with the right accelerator, you could tap into a wealth of vital resources to get your business idea off the ground, including the capital to take your idea from concept to product to launch.

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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

3. DUE TO DILIGENCE ON ACCELERATORS

An accelerator, the latest buzzword used at economic-development agencies and universities, is a short-term, high-intensity program led by mentors. It may provide seed capital for participating enterpreneurs to test a business model.

On the surface the growth in accelerator programs may seem to benefit entrepreneurs — and in many cases it does. But this also means entrepreneurs need to be more selective and diligent than ever.

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How and Why Startups, Corporations Can Work Together

social CANDY 03IN AN ACQUISITION-HAPPY environment, many in the tech world believe that corporations and startups can’t form mutually beneficial relationships without one ultimately buying out the other. In fact, startups that are adamant on keeping their identity and building their own reputation are often reluctant to partner with larger, more established companies. But startups shouldn’t feel like they are “selling out” by teaming up with bigger companies, and corporations shouldn’t feel wary of startup culture not jiving with company ethos.

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