We all know that the Series A crunch has made the landscape tougher for attracting financing. Securing investment in the seed and early stages is critical, but whom you secure it from matters, too.
Accelerator programs are an excellent option for early stage entrepreneurs to consider because they offer a vast array of benefits that will literally propel your startup from conception to a viable business.
Accelerators offer classes to help you shape your business and get it investor-ready. Notable industry experts as mentors are available to help when you get stuck. The structure and format of accelerators are one of its greatest values. They also give you some funding – and come Demo Day, put you in front of the right people to get funded, too!
But what does it take to make it through the door?
Join us to get an inside perspective on accelerators. We’ll hear from three top accelerator programs
- Murat Aktihanoglu - ER Accelerator
- Mark Wachen- DreamIt Accelerator
- Kelly Hoey - Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator
- Entrepreneur Doug Krugman - WebThriftStore
Doug is a serial entrepreneur and former VC, who decided to launch his latest venture by going through an accelerator program (ER Accelerator). There must have been a reason for it. Come find out – and hear about accelerator programs, from both sides of the coin.
6:00 - 6:30pm Arrival + Networking
6:30pm - 8:00pm Panel and Q&A
8pm - 8:30 Networking and Light snacks
If you'd like to submit a question, please comment below. We will try our very best to work them all into the conversation.
Refreshments will be served and insights will be offered, and a special thanks to Orrick for hosting.
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