9 Things You Really Should Not Do
When Applying to an Accelerator

By Startupyard.com
Forget to do research on your
market.
Ask the accelerator to sign an NDA
before even applying.

No.
Ask the accelerator for a bigger
investment, as a condition of joining.
Answer all questions with only
“Yes,” or “No.”
Insist that you have no competition.
Obsess about the valuation of your
(future) company.
Be afraid to say “I don’t know,” in
answer to a question.
Insist that your idea is great and revolutionary, because
revolutionary great ideas automatically become
successful.
Just ...
Don't practice your pitch.
www.startupyard.com
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9 hints and tips about how to present yourself to Startup Accelerators, and how not to.

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