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9 hints and tips about how to present yourself to Startup Accelerators, and how not to.

9 hints and tips about how to present yourself to Startup Accelerators, and how not to.

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  • 1. 9 Things You Really Should Not Do When Applying to an Accelerator By Startupyard.com
  • 2. Forget to do research on your market.
  • 3. Ask the accelerator to sign an NDA before even applying. No.
  • 4. Ask the accelerator for a bigger investment, as a condition of joining.
  • 5. Answer all questions with only “Yes,” or “No.”
  • 6. Insist that you have no competition.
  • 7. Obsess about the valuation of your (future) company.
  • 8. Be afraid to say “I don’t know,” in answer to a question.
  • 9. Insist that your idea is great and revolutionary, because revolutionary great ideas automatically become successful. Just like the Apple Newton, the Delorean, and BetaMax.
  • 10. Don't practice your pitch.
  • 11. www.startupyard.com