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Start-Up Accelerator Best Practices: Speed the Launch of Sustainable Businesses


By David Schwartz
Published: February 26th, 2014

Start-up accelerators are booming. The successes of early accelerators have generated a rush among economic development agencies, innovation-driven corporations, and VCs to establish their own programs and bring critical resources, mentorship, and funding to promising early-stage companies. Universities and their tech transfer organizations are also coming to the party as they seek new and more effective means of turning academic start-ups into meaningful revenue- and job-creation engines.

But not all reviews of accelerator programs are positive — and not all programs are created equal. Without careful planning to ensure the right mix of start-up founders, mentors, funding sources, training, resources and events, you can spend a lot of time and effort without much return — and alienate your start-ups and your support network in the process. That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics Distance Learning Division has recruited experts from Techstars — the world’s #1 accelerator — as well as AZ Furnace, one of the top university-based accelerators, to share their best practices, lessons learned, and key success strategies in this practical webinar: Start-Up Accelerator Best Practices: Speed the Launch of Sustainable Businesses, scheduled for March 27th. For complete program and faculty details or to register, CLICK HERE.

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