When you are in the startup/business/investment world, the networking is your best resource to connect, learn and take advantage of the trends, fails and feedback, of others with more experience.
- Test the technical skills of the founders before selecting them.
- Focus on team doers.
- Focus on execution capabilities, instead of ideas.
- Let the application process always open.
- Implement a formal curriculum.
- Ask for weekly deliveries.
- Measure everything during the process.
- Get the “dream team” to manage the acceleration program.
- Get connected to Startups Hubs like Silicon Valley or NYC
- Connect with mentors who know your program curriculum.
- A coach mentor can improve teams performance (personal way)
- Work with universities (Orion Startups is a Tec de Monterrey program)
- Train investors… also
- Work with the community (Entrepreneurship Ecosystem)
- Get involved with Code schools (Or create them)
- Take zombie startups.
- Take all kind of startups.
- Wait for lead investors.
- Demo days.
- Look for the best startups (a lot of competence )
- Slides stage teams
- Just intellectual teams
- Mandatory sessions at the program
- Informal training
- Ignore the personal aspects of the founders
- Not enough PR
- Corporate acceleration programs
- Startups (SaaS, Consumer Internet, Hw, Robotics, Healthcare, Mobile & Telecom, Energy)
- Verticals acceleration programs (For example Startup Basecamp)
- Bigger funds
- Convertible notes
- Follow-on funds
- NYC pretzels are awesome!
- The NYC entrepreneurship ecosystem is on fire.
- Google offices are not as cool as Mountain view offices.