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9 Things you Really Should Not Do When Applying for a Startup Accelerator

Are you an ambitious, aggressive entrepreneur with a good idea? Great. An accelerator may be the right way to go. Are you a shy, somewhat cautious programmer with a good idea? Also great. Maybe an accelerator is the right move.

Accelerators see a lot of different kinds of teams, and there’s no rule about which kinds of people will be successful once they enter an accelerator. But before we meet those teams, we have relatively few opportunities to decide who we want to work with. That’s where you come in.

Make it easier for us to pick you (and harder for us to put your name at the bottom of the pile, by not doing any of the following 9 things.

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1 reply
  1. Nikola Rafaj
    Nikola Rafaj says:

    I often hear these answers:
    It has to work, because Facebook did it too.
    We don’t talk to customers until it’s launched.
    We got a new investor/client, we met already twice.

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