WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN INCUBATOR/ACCELERATOR

Recently I’ve spent time deconstructing the value-add a startup should get from an incubator/accelerator (note that I say should — all too often incubators are simple dog and pony shows aimed solely at getting a startup to their next round of funding).

I strongly believe the main value any program should deliver for you is to reduce risk. Startups are inherently risky; reducing risk and thus increasing the chance of success is the best a program can do for you. This should happen by:

Take this list with you when you select an incubation program and make sure you get what you pay for (remember: you pay with hard, cold equity for their services — you are the customer, demand to be treated like one).

Build What Matters.
Pascal ツ