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22th February, DIA symposiumMaastricht“7 principles to accelerate technologystartups from 200k to 2 million”
LOVE
80% ofstartupsfail3
Main reasons for failure          Lack of                                   Lack of                              Lack of  ...
What is anAccelerator?
What is an accelerator•a modern, for-profit startup incubator,•an open application process (competitive - 3%accepted)•taki...
What isRockstartAccelerator?
Rockstart Accelerator - what is it10 teams  99+ mentors    1 year in 100 days           Amsterdam8
Investment per startup                                            Value per team             Financial Investment         ...
210
Summary of Rockstart Accelerator model         Se           le             ct               io                 n          ...
“7 principles to     accelerate technology     startups from 200k to 2     million”12
#1 Have the best curriculum     Focus on a specific stage     and know your startup     better than they know     themselve...
#2 Build a community of engaged mentors         They will make the         difference between         success and failure....
99+ mentors that deliver support for free15
How can you repay them...?         Provide inspiration         and great energy....16
#3. Be open         Select only the best &         fully committed         startups,         from anywhere...17
400 applicants from 60+ countries....  Before                     After 1Y
If you had invested...
#4 Carefully design pressure and deadlines          Focus on a specific stage          and know your startup          bette...
Two Phase approach                                     Spring                                    Program     Summer     Pr...
#5 Cheap = cool     Create a culture of doing     the most with the very     least...22
BUDGET     we are a startup...     EUR 750k23
#6 Become a hub in your community      Sponsor meetups with      location and involve local      thought leaders...24
#7 CEO of incubator has to be accountable        The CEO should have an        upside.....        .....and there should be...
Thanks for yourattention!@donritzendon@rockstart.comslideshare.com/donritzen
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Don Ritzen op DIA-symposium 22-2-2013

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presentatie van de eerste private seed-accelerator van Nederland. Met een pleidooi voor ondernemend incubatormanagement

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Don Ritzen op DIA-symposium 22-2-2013

  1. 1. 22th February, DIA symposiumMaastricht“7 principles to accelerate technologystartups from 200k to 2 million”
  2. 2. LOVE
  3. 3. 80% ofstartupsfail3
  4. 4. Main reasons for failure Lack of Lack of Lack of knowledge & Network Support experience True  innovators  that   to  find  customers The  path  to  success  is   have  big  ideas  are  o9en   to  find  investors long,  chao>c  and  risky young  people for  press  and  exposure Lack  effec>ve  execu>on   for  ge4ng  connected   skills to  the  right  people4
  5. 5. What is anAccelerator?
  6. 6. What is an accelerator•a modern, for-profit startup incubator,•an open application process (competitive - 3%accepted)•taking in classes of startups consisting of small teams•supporting them with funding, mentoring, training anevents for a definite period (usually three months)•in exchange for equity6
  7. 7. What isRockstartAccelerator?
  8. 8. Rockstart Accelerator - what is it10 teams 99+ mentors 1 year in 100 days Amsterdam8
  9. 9. Investment per startup Value per team Financial Investment €15.000 In kind investment through partners €46.000 €15.000 €3.800 €4.600 €10.000 €2.500 Total €100.700 29
  10. 10. 210
  11. 11. Summary of Rockstart Accelerator model Se le ct io n tion ec Sel11
  12. 12. “7 principles to accelerate technology startups from 200k to 2 million”12
  13. 13. #1 Have the best curriculum Focus on a specific stage and know your startup better than they know themselves....13
  14. 14. #2 Build a community of engaged mentors They will make the difference between success and failure...14
  15. 15. 99+ mentors that deliver support for free15
  16. 16. How can you repay them...? Provide inspiration and great energy....16
  17. 17. #3. Be open Select only the best & fully committed startups, from anywhere...17
  18. 18. 400 applicants from 60+ countries.... Before After 1Y
  19. 19. If you had invested...
  20. 20. #4 Carefully design pressure and deadlines Focus on a specific stage and know your startup better than they know themselves....20
  21. 21. Two Phase approach Spring Program Summer Program21
  22. 22. #5 Cheap = cool Create a culture of doing the most with the very least...22
  23. 23. BUDGET we are a startup... EUR 750k23
  24. 24. #6 Become a hub in your community Sponsor meetups with location and involve local thought leaders...24
  25. 25. #7 CEO of incubator has to be accountable The CEO should have an upside..... .....and there should be private stakeholders...25
  26. 26. Thanks for yourattention!@donritzendon@rockstart.comslideshare.com/donritzen

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