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With founder/CEOs Brad Hargreaves (Common & General Assembly), Ben Maitland-Lewis (Pretty Instant), Dave Idell (Croissant), Alex Iskold (MD, Techstars), Jackie Trebilcock (MD, NY Fashion Tech Lab).
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: $20
Rise NYC, 43 W 23rd St

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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

6:50-7:50: Panel

7:50-8:15: Audience Q&A

8:15-9:00: More drinks & networking
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