Accelerator Value Proposition. Panel moderated by Marija Rucevska / Helve

Learn how to maximize your startup's success through accelerator programs. Get expert advice on choosing the right accelerator, setting expectations, networking, and leveraging feedback.

Key takeaways
  • Do your homework: Research accelerators thoroughly before applying. Understand their track record, focus areas, and investment terms.

  • Choose the right accelerator for your needs: Consider your company’s stage, industry, and goals when selecting an accelerator.

  • Be clear about your expectations: Communicate your goals and expectations to the accelerator team. Ensure that the accelerator can provide the support and resources you need.

  • Be prepared to work hard: Accelerators are intensive programs that require a lot of work and dedication. Be prepared to put in the effort to make the most of the experience.

  • Network with other startups: Accelerators provide an excellent opportunity to connect with other startups and entrepreneurs. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from each other and build relationships.

  • Be open to feedback: Accelerators will provide you with feedback on your business and pitch. Be open to this feedback and use it to improve your company.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help: The accelerator team is there to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice when you need it.

  • Celebrate your successes: Accelerators are a great way to celebrate your successes and milestones. Take the time to celebrate your achievements with your team and the accelerator community.

  • Stay connected: After you graduate from the accelerator, stay connected with the accelerator team and other alumni. This network can be a valuable resource for your business in the future.

  • Pay it forward: Once you’ve successfully exited your startup, consider giving back to the accelerator community by mentoring or investing in other startups.