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Start-Up
Accelerators
Pros and Cons for Accelerator Programs
Ñ  What is a Start-Up Accelerator?
Ñ  What can be accelerated?
Ñ  What are the advantages?
Ñ  What are the downsides?
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- Jason Goldberg, FAB
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Ñ  Purpose:
Ó  successful development of entrepreneurial
businesses
Ñ  Value:
Ó  Fundraising
Ó  Mentoring, Training
Ó...
Ñ  IT
Ñ  Education
Ñ  Energy
Ñ  Enterprise / Big Data
Ñ  Financial Services
Ñ  Government
Ñ  Health
Ñ  Biotech
Ñ ...
„The Big Players“
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Ñ  Mentorship
Ñ  Visibility
Ñ  Networking
What are the advantages?
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Ñ  Equity
Ñ  Relocation
Ñ  Accelerator Diversity
What are the downsides?
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Start-Up Accelerators b...
Ñ  Duration: 3 months; 2x/year
Ñ  Location: Mountain View, Silicon Valley
Ñ  Funding: $11,000 + $3,000 per founder
Ñ  ...
Ñ  Duration: 3 months; 4x/year
Ñ  Location: Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley
Ñ  Funding: $20,000 ++
Ñ  Equity Stake: Non
Ñ  ...
Any questions?
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Start-Up Accelerators

  1. 1. { Start-Up Accelerators Pros and Cons for Accelerator Programs
  2. 2. Ñ  What is a Start-Up Accelerator? Ñ  What can be accelerated? Ñ  What are the advantages? Ñ  What are the downsides? Ñ  Examples Ó  Y Combinator Ó  German Silicon Valley Accelerator Content Wednesday, 26th JuneStart-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14 1
  3. 3. { - Jason Goldberg, FAB Wednesday, 26th June 2 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14 <<Always choose your investors based on who you want to work with, be friends with, and get advice from. Never, ever, choose your investors based on valuation.>> (Source: startupquote.com)
  4. 4. Ñ  Purpose: Ó  successful development of entrepreneurial businesses Ñ  Value: Ó  Fundraising Ó  Mentoring, Training Ó  Networking Ñ  Procedure: Ó  Application process Ó  3-month training Ó  „Demo Day“ What is a Start-Up Accelerator? Wednesday, 26th June 3 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  5. 5. Ñ  IT Ñ  Education Ñ  Energy Ñ  Enterprise / Big Data Ñ  Financial Services Ñ  Government Ñ  Health Ñ  Biotech Ñ  Civic Venture Ñ  Hardware Ñ  Public Media Ñ  Mobile What can be accelerated? Wednesday, 26th June 4 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  6. 6. „The Big Players“ Wednesday, 26th June 5 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  7. 7. Ñ  Mentorship Ñ  Visibility Ñ  Networking What are the advantages? Wednesday, 26th June 6 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  8. 8. Ñ  Equity Ñ  Relocation Ñ  Accelerator Diversity What are the downsides? Wednesday, 26th June 7 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  9. 9. Ñ  Duration: 3 months; 2x/year Ñ  Location: Mountain View, Silicon Valley Ñ  Funding: $11,000 + $3,000 per founder Ñ  Equity Stake: 2-10% Ñ  Notable Companies: AirBnB, Dropbox, Reddit Y Combinator Wednesday, 26th June 8 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  10. 10. Ñ  Duration: 3 months; 4x/year Ñ  Location: Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley Ñ  Funding: $20,000 ++ Ñ  Equity Stake: Non Ñ  Notable Companies: HoneyTracks, ParStream German Silicon Valley Accelerator Wednesday, 26th June 9 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
  11. 11. Any questions? Wednesday, 26th June 10 Start-Up Accelerators by Melanie Schweiger, WiChi14
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