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The 100 leaders of the top tech accelerators

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Accelerators are some of the most influential organisations within tech, but what are the top tech accelerators and who is the driving force behind them?

One of the most common features of the tech landscape today is the startup accelerator.

There are over 200 separate programs in the US alone.

The model encompasses mentorship, funding, access to a network of other entrepreneurs, and a space for entrepreneurs and their ideas to mature in safe surroundings.

That potentially lucrative combination has seduced investors and investees alike and being accepted into an accelerator program can be a springboard for success.

Not only are top tech accelerators behind the success of talent such as Reddit, Airbnb and Dropbox but they facilitate introductions to institutional investors upon graduation from the program.

However, these successes have acted as the catalyst for an influx of new accelerators, either stand-alone programs or an attempt by a larger corporation to form an innovation lab.

Whilst that provides entrepreneurs with a plethora of top tech accelerators to choose from, the challenge is to determine which ones are genuinely capable of adding significant value in the early days of a business’ lifecycle.

As more accelerators are created, the debate is to whether some are just trying to earn a quick buck, versus building a model which is sustainable for startups, entrepreneurs and investors alike.

To aid with the selection process, we have put together a list of the 100 top tech accelerators and more importantly, the leaders behind those programs around the world.

This list of 100 leaders, focuses on the driving forces behind the top tech accelerators in the world today. Read more: click image or title.




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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Accelerators provide a great model for #startups. Funding, mentoring, networking, it's all focused on success. Check out this list of 100 of the best #accelerators around the world.

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SpareHire's curator insight, August 7, 2015 2:15 PM

Accelerators provide a great model for #startups. Funding, mentoring, networking, it's all focused on success. Check out this list of 100 of the best #accelerators around the world.

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Behind Closed Doors: What To Expect Inside A Startup Accelerator

Behind Closed Doors: What To Expect Inside A Startup Accelerator | Pitch it! | Scoop.it

Startups fail everyday. And depending on who you listen to, the crash and burn rate is anywhere from 50% to 90% within one to five years.

 

Because smart entrepreneurs know this, they seek help. Mentors, advisors, peer group entrepreneurs, business courses, masterminds and accelerators are a few options. In fact, according to TechCrunch ...

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Wow, what a great article. Answer those questions, and find out what to expect. Are you entrepreneurial material?

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