Applying to an Accelerator program (Taken from the book Accelerate)

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“A must read for all founders considering the value of accelerators”

-David Cohen - Managing Partner of Techstars

“Accelerate is a great survey of a wide range of entrepreneurs that will give anyone interested in participating in an accelerator, a deep understanding of what goes on.” 

-Brad Feld - Managing Director, Foundry Group

“Wikipedia on Accelerators. A tool to be read by all startup founders.”

Dr. Sean Wise - Investor, former Dragons Den Advisor

This is a sneak peek into the the 2nd chapter of Accelerate: Founder Insights into Accelerator programs, that’s packed with advice from startup accelerator graduates on what they felt best helped their application process while applying for leading accelerator programs around the world. This chapter sports an Introduction by Alex Iskold, the Managing Director of Techstars in New York City. Previously Alex was Founder and CEO of GetGlue (acquired by i.tv), Founder and CEO of Information Laboratory (acquired by IBM), and Chief Architect at DataSynapse (acquired by TIBCO). Alex created GetGlue, the leading social TV network, backed by Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures, TimeWarner Investments, and Rho Ventures. GetGlue was named breakout startup of 2011 by Mashable and Top 10 Video Innovator by FastCompany. In 2012 Hollywood Reporter named Alex among the top 50 digital power players.

Accelerate is the first comprehensive guide to the fast-paced world of accelerator programs featuring 230 accelerator programs spread across 46 different countries. Included in this book are responses from over 150 entrepreneurs whose businesses have benefited from participating in an accelerator.

If you are an entrepreneur who is thinking about applying to an accelerator program, or do not even what an accelerator program is, Accelerate is an essential tool to establishing a base-knowledge about how and where to apply.

You can now pick a paper back copy of Accelerate on the publishers site here. The Kindle version of the book is also now available through Amazon.

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