[PREMONEY 2014] AngelPad >> Thomas Korte, "Accelerating The Accelerator: New Strategies & Approaches To Rapid Growth"

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  • 1. The Role of Accelerators in Building Lasting Companies @thomask
  • 2. Thomas Korte @thomask Founder, AngelPad
  • 3. 7 years of @Google, now what? Thomas Korte @thomask
  • 4. Brief History of Accelerators 2.0 Thomas Korte @thomask
  • 5. 2006: Novelty Thomas Korte @thomask
  • 6. 2011: Exuberance Thomas Korte @thomask o VC get into seed “options” o Higher Valuations & $ raised o Hundreds of new incubators
  • 7. 2014: Reality Thomas Korte @thomask o Ecosystem matures, Programs fail o First quantitative study is released o Significant exits (Heroku, MoPub) o Multiple B$ companies (AirBB, DB, Stripe)
  • 8. Role of Accelerator Thomas Korte @thomask Help startup founders in the earliest stages to get to the next level and set companies on a path of long term success
  • 9. Help to Build Successful Companies! Thomas Korte @thomask
  • 10. 12-Week High-Impact Mentorship Thomas Korte @thomask
  • 11. Find Founders Anywhere Thomas Korte @thomask
  • 12. Role of Accelerators in the Lifecycle of a Startup Thomas Korte @thomask o Find & Filter Raw Talent (no intro needed) o R(D)efine Business to fit SV Ambition o Prepare for Fundraising o Long-term support system (alumni)
  • 13. Lessons learned from 7 cohorts, 85 companies & 15 exits Thomas Korte @thomask o Huge Applicant Pool o Intense Mentorship o Collaborative Founders & Alumni o Investor Relationships
  • 14. Thomas Korte thomas@angelpad.org