Thinking about applying to an accelerator? Startupland is replete with accelerators from the standard-bearers like TechStars & YC to more vertical-specific leaders serving spaces including food, fashion, design, & AI. If you are looking for advice & insights on identifying & applying to accelerators, please join our conversation with both founders & the managing directors of two accelerators you know well.
Here are some of the topics we'll address:
Upsides & downsides of joining an accelerator
Determining whether the accelerator path a good fit for your startup - or not
Identifying which accelerators would be a good fit
Advice on getting accepted an accelerator
Understanding equity & investment terms
Tips on getting the maximum benefit from an accelerator
Brad Hargreaves (@bhargreaves), CEO/founder of Common & co-founder of General Assembly, will moderate the conversation with
Dave Idell (@daveometer) is the Co-Founder & CEO at Croissant, which was part of 500 Startups - B18. Croissant is a co-working app with 150+ spaces in NYC, SFO, DC, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, London & Berlin.
Alex Iskold (@alexiskold) is an entrepreneur, an investor in 80 companies & the Managing Director at Techstars in NYC. Techstars is a well-known global network of 1,500,000 founders, investors, mentors, & industry leaders.
Jackie Trebilcock (@nyftlab) is the Managing Director of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, a nonprofit fashion technology accelerator co-founded by The Partnership Fund for New York City & Springboard Enterprises.
Ben Maitland-Lewis (@maitlandlewis) is the Co-founder & CEO of Pretty Instant, an event photography company. Pretty Instant was part of Y Combinator's Winter 2015 class, & provide photography services across the country.
6:30- 6:50: Drinks & Networking
7:50-8:15: Audience Q&A
8:15-9:00: More drinks & networking