Once again, we are pleased to partner with the awesome folks at Rockfield Labs
and Duo Campus for this "Learning Series" event in March.
If you're an entrepreneur looking to fulfill your dreams of building your next big thing idea, you're probably telling yourself that you need to find a way to get accepted into one of the distinguished accelerators popping up around SoCal.
Guess no more! This is the confession and tell-all tale on how to increase your chances to getting into one of the best accelerators in Southern California.
Accelerators are valuable because they help you flush out your idea and connect you with the best advisors and mentors. Depending on which accelerator you apply to, you'll find yourself increasing your chances of getting the seed or series A round that your company needs to succeed.
However, did you know that most accelerators typically see on average 500 or more applications? On average, you'll probably receive anywhere between 18k to 100k for 10% to 33% of equity once accepted into these accelerators. The most notable and successful accelerators will bring you the most value not because of the size of investment but the connections of the network.
In SoCal, the most notable are StartEngine, Amplify.la, LaunchPad and Muckerlab. However, the most successful in churning out successful follow-on series A rounds is MuckerLab.
Who is MuckerLab?
MuckerLab is a 3 to 6 month program that includes up to $21k in funding, office space, access to world-class mentors, and hands-on product, marketing, legal and fundraising support. MuckerLab has raised over $15 million to date for their accelerator fund. They have some of the industry's best as mentors and advisors for their accelerator class.
You're probably asking yourself, well darn it...how do I get myself and my company accepted into this program.
The reason why you want to get into an accelerator is for the connections. From Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to Rustic Canyon Ventures, MuckerLab has the cream of the crop as their list of mentors to help startups succeed. However, getting into tier 1 accelerators is not an easy feat. Many entrepreneurs that want to get into an accelerator will fail at trying.
For this meetup, the team at Rockfield Labs has asked CK Lin of MuckerLab to share his secrets to getting accepting into accelerators.
About CK Lin
CK Lin is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Muckerlab. As an EIR, CK is responsible for helping the portfolio companies that are accepted into MuckerLab, where flush out ideas, customer validation and product engineering process flows are his daily responsibilities. He has expansive knowledge of consumer web, user experience, data analytics, and monetization.
And he has helped many entrepreneurs to formulate their business and product strategy. In his spare time, CK collects unique experiences and helps other entrepreneurs to change the world. CK Lin holds a Ph.D in Engineering from UCLA. Additionally, CK holds BS degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois and Boston University.
You don't want to miss this event. Make 2013 the best year you'll ever have by increasing your chances of getting into the best accelerator in Southern California! Not all accelerators are created equal. This meetup, CK Lin will be your insider "operative agent" to all the secrets that no one will tell you about accelerators and the key to getting accepted.
See you there!