EPS 2012               GROG TASTES                 LIKE SHIT                  ABOARD               ACCELERATORSAlex Barrer...
HELLO                       my name is                   Guybrush                  ThreepwoodEPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012...
What is an accelerator?EPS 2012                    @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Time-limited programEPS 2012               @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Time-limited program     Syncronous (seed) investmentEPS 2012                     @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Standardized investment termsTime-limited program     Syncronous (seed) investmentEPS 2012                     @abarrera #...
Standardized investment terms   Connections to future capitalTime-limited program     Syncronous (seed) investmentEPS 2012...
Joe Mancuso (1957)                     Batavia Industrial Center (BIC)EPS 2012               @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Berlin 1961EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Source: The Rise of Acceleration Funds (Luis Rivera 2011)EPS 2012                                           @abarrera #eps...
EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Ahoooooy!!EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
You talking to me?                  Abusive term sheetsEPS 2012     @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Mentor overflowEPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Where after?EPS 2012            @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Ferrari? Yeah sure!EPS 2012                 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Squirrel!!!  (WTF is the money?)EPS 2012                @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Aarrrrrrr!!EPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
EU Inc. frameworkEPS 2012            @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Solve YOUR problemsEPS 2012         @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Solve YOUR problems     aka FUCK CARGO CULT!EPS 2012              @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Find                   the phoniesEPS 2012      @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
Concentrate mentorshipEPS 2012       @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
FOLLOW UP!                                                   Business                              Launch (accel)         ...
Be lean                            my                          friendEPS 2012   @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
CROSS POLINATIONEPS 2012                 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
THINK  BIGGER    “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the    other things, not ...
DO         LISTEN            LEARN           THANK YOU                                            Alex Barrera(@abarrera)h...
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Major problems with startup accelerators across Europe. Origins, problems and how to fix them.

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  1. 1. EPS 2012 GROG TASTES LIKE SHIT ABOARD ACCELERATORSAlex Barrera(@abarrera)
  2. 2. HELLO my name is Guybrush ThreepwoodEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  3. 3. What is an accelerator?EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  4. 4. Time-limited programEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  5. 5. Time-limited program Syncronous (seed) investmentEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  6. 6. Standardized investment termsTime-limited program Syncronous (seed) investmentEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  7. 7. Standardized investment terms Connections to future capitalTime-limited program Syncronous (seed) investmentEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  8. 8. Joe Mancuso (1957) Batavia Industrial Center (BIC)EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  9. 9. EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  10. 10. Berlin 1961EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  11. 11. Source: The Rise of Acceleration Funds (Luis Rivera 2011)EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  12. 12. EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  13. 13. EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  14. 14. EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  15. 15. Ahoooooy!!EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  16. 16. You talking to me? Abusive term sheetsEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  17. 17. Mentor overflowEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  18. 18. Where after?EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  19. 19. EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  20. 20. Ferrari? Yeah sure!EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  21. 21. Squirrel!!! (WTF is the money?)EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  22. 22. Aarrrrrrr!!EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  23. 23. EU Inc. frameworkEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  24. 24. Solve YOUR problemsEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  25. 25. Solve YOUR problems aka FUCK CARGO CULT!EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  26. 26. Find the phoniesEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  27. 27. Concentrate mentorshipEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  28. 28. FOLLOW UP! Business Launch (accel) Prototype IdeaEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  29. 29. Be lean my friendEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  30. 30. CROSS POLINATIONEPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  31. 31. THINK BIGGER “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” - JFK 1962EPS 2012 @abarrera #eps2012 #shitAccels
  32. 32. DO LISTEN LEARN THANK YOU Alex Barrera(@abarrera)http://www.slideshare.net/press42 alex@press42.com

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