500.co/challenge                                        #acceleratorsFTW!ACCELERATORS AS AN API                           ...
500.co/challenge                                        #acceleratorsFTW!           GETTING TO KNOW          500 STARTUPS ...
500.co/challenge                                      #acceleratorsFTW!     THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVEST...
500.co/challenge   #acceleratorsFTW!     FOUNDERS:     BUILD SOMETHING     PEOPLE WANT
500.co/challenge   #acceleratorsFTW!     INVESTORS:     WRITE CHECKS AND     ADD VALUE
500.co/challenge   #acceleratorsFTW!     GOVERNMENT:     MAKE LIFE EASY     FOR INVESTORS &     FOUNDERS
500.co/challenge                                #acceleratorsFTW!           “ VENTURE CAPITAL IS                   OPEN TO...
500.co/challenge                #acceleratorsFTW!           (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
500.co/challenge    #acceleratorsFTW!           EARLY STAGE            STARTUPS          HAVE CHANGED
500.co/challenge                                    #acceleratorsFTW!         CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION D...
500.co/challenge   #acceleratorsFTW!     WEB GETS BIGGER.    WORLD GETS SMALLER.
500.co/challenge                                    #acceleratorsFTW!   TRACTION IS THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PLATFORM...
500.co/challenge                             #acceleratorsFTW!             CAPITAL          INCREASINGLY          COMMODIT...
500.co/challenge        #acceleratorsFTW!              NEW REALITY:             MONEY FOLLOWS               FOUNDERS
500.co/challenge   #acceleratorsFTW!        EARLY STAGE VC         IS CHANGING         HAS CHANGED
500.co/challenge                                   #acceleratorsFTW!  STATE OF THE ART IN EARLY   STAGE INVESTING IS NOT  ...
500.co/challenge                                     #acceleratorsFTW!     DIFFERENTIATE VIA         ACCESS TO   FUNCTIONA...
500.co/challenge                                    #acceleratorsFTW!           PRO TIP    FOUNDERS NEVER CALL     A VC “J...
500.co/challenge                       #acceleratorsFTW!      “THE MANAGEMENT TEAM ISN’T         THE DECISION MAKING TEAM....
500.co/challenge                                      #acceleratorsFTW!     THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVEST...
500.co/challenge   #acceleratorsFTW!    500.co/challenge
500.co/challenge                                        #acceleratorsFTW!ACCELERATORS AS AN API                           ...
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Accelerators as an API (Vancouver Aug 2012)

  1. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW!ACCELERATORS AS AN API PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh・paul@500startups.com・angel.co/paulsingh
  2. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! GETTING TO KNOW 500 STARTUPS BECAUSE WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL PAUL SINGH @paulsingh・paul@500startups.com・angel.co/paulsingh
  3. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVESTING: API TO VENTURE CAPITAL & FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE (FOR FOUNDERS. FOR INVESTORS. FOR GOVERNMENT.)
  4. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! FOUNDERS: BUILD SOMETHING PEOPLE WANT
  5. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! INVESTORS: WRITE CHECKS AND ADD VALUE
  6. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! GOVERNMENT: MAKE LIFE EASY FOR INVESTORS & FOUNDERS
  7. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! “ VENTURE CAPITAL IS OPEN TO ATTACK BY DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY. -- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
  8. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  9. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! EARLY STAGE STARTUPS HAVE CHANGED
  10. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION DRIVING STARTUP COSTS LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY
  11. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! WEB GETS BIGGER. WORLD GETS SMALLER.
  12. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! TRACTION IS THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY DRIVING THE CHANGE. NO LONGER “GOOD ENOUGH” TO DEPEND ON TECH DIFFERENTIATION.
  13. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! CAPITAL INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZED RISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
  14. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! NEW REALITY: MONEY FOLLOWS FOUNDERS
  15. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! EARLY STAGE VC IS CHANGING HAS CHANGED
  16. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! STATE OF THE ART IN EARLY STAGE INVESTING IS NOT VERY SOPHISTICATED TRUST REFERRALS. MOVE FAST. KEEP LEGAL/FINANCE SIMPLE. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER INVESTORS, SYNDICATE EVERYTHING.
  17. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! DIFFERENTIATE VIA ACCESS TO FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE 500 METHOD: FOCUS ON DESIGN, DATA, DISTRIBUTION. INVEST IN DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS TO CONNECT FOUNDERS AND MENTORS.
  18. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! PRO TIP FOUNDERS NEVER CALL A VC “JUST” TO ASK HOW THEY’RE DOING FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WANT, THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  19. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! “THE MANAGEMENT TEAM ISN’T THE DECISION MAKING TEAM. IT’S A SUPPORT FUNCTION. -- JOEL SPOLSKY (@spolsky)
  20. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVESTING: API TO VENTURE CAPITAL & FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE (FOR FOUNDERS. FOR INVESTORS. FOR GOVERNMENT.)
  21. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW! 500.co/challenge
  22. 500.co/challenge #acceleratorsFTW!ACCELERATORS AS AN API PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh・paul@500startups.com・angel.co/paulsingh

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