14 Août 2015
Hereafter, the evolution of organisations supporting entrepreneurs:
v0: New Venture or Startup Incubators provide working space + business administration support (shared Personal Assistant-Secretary, legal and accountancy services ...) +/- business consulting (IP, market research services, business plan writing, grant-subsidy writing services ...). These incubators are usually the ones of Universities or of Chambers of Commerce.
v1: Startup Accelerators provide [working space + business model mentorship + organization of elevator pitch events and meeting events with industrialists] in exchange of some equity. Examples of v1: The Founder Institute (https://fi.co/)
Startup Accelerators do a fantastic job to support entrepreneurs to develop their idea into a sharp Minimum Viable Product with a smart & lean business model. But do you think Startup Accelerators can be improved and be much more efficient to produce viable/valuable/profitable startups?
So, what should be the v3 next generation of Startup Accelerators?