How to get into a startup accelerator

Neal Sáles-Griffin, managing director of Techstars Chicago, hands out essential tips and tricks for when you're applying to an accelerator

Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned argument.

Getting Into An Accelerator Is More Than Just Luck

Everyone is familiar with Y Combinator and TechStars, but not as many people know about Seedcamp. It is arguably the most prominent startup acceleration program in Europe and it has helped some of the world’s top startups get off the ground, including TransferWise, GrabCAD FrontBack and Editd.

Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched Boost.vc in 2012 at a time when the accelerator market was beginning to burst at the seams with new entrants — some would say it was nearing saturation.

How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different programs around the world have taken some wind out of the sails, but primarily,

Upshift Launches To Bring Scalable Sales Engines To Startups, And Help Engineer Growth

If today isn’t your first day in the tech industry (or reading TechCrunch), then you’re likely familiar with the rise of the accelerator program, a phenomenon that has swept through Startup Land like wildfire over the last five years.

Hollywood Comes Back To Silicon Valley With A New SyFy Reality TV Show

SyFy has greenlit a new, six-episode series that will follow teams of startups through the accelerator process in the Valley. The show, called The Bazillion Dollar Club*,

Entrepreneur First Thinks It Can Grab The Talent Long Before YC

The world of tech startup accelerators has become an ocean of choices. “Batches”, “programmes”, “mentor networks” are thrown around from one organisation to the other. What sets them apart has become difficult to define. Perhaps it’s geography,

Haxlr8r Rebrands As Hax, Announces New Accelerator Program And Matching Funds For Graduates

Over the past few years, Haxlr8r has helped a number of hardware startups go from the idea or prototype stage to actual production. But what happens when their products are finished? Those companies still need to find a way to get into stores and find distribution for their products. Read More

Incubated: Turner Media Camp Helps Startups Get Connected With Hollywood Decision-Makers

A few years ago, a couple of execs at Turner Broadcasting decided they wanted to find a way to better help startups looking to create media-focused products. And so, they created an incubator called Turner Media Camp to guide those companies to success. Read More

Y Combinator Squares Up To 500 Startups, Takes Its One-Day Event International

Y Combinator, the mother of tech accelerators that, says it is not planning to run its three-month YC program anywhere but Mountain View, but it is definitely starting to look further afield. Today YC announced that it would start running its Startup School, its one-day networking event,

Daily Crunch: Squarespace files to go public

Squarespace is going public, Apple shares some music payment details and Twitter bans the founder of the right-wing media organization Project Veritas. This is your Daily Crunch for April 16, 2021. The big story:

Peloton responds to concerns over Apple GymKit integration

Third-party hardware integration can be a tricky thing. Peloton this week raised some eyebrows by dropping Apple GymKit compatibility for its Bike Bootcamp program. Users were, naturally, quick to react.

Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio

A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done.

Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is largely placing its bets now

Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, and among those things, seemingly,

SpaceX wins NASA contract to develop human landing system for returning to the Moon

The winner of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) contract award is SpaceX, which bid $2.9 billion for the privilege of developing the means by which NASA astronauts will return to the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program.

Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more

Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.

AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot

You’ll need to prick up your ears up for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media:

Both& introduces a line of D2C transmasculine clothing

Historically, the transmasculine community has been neglected by the fashion world. But Both& is a new brand looking to offer clothing tailored specifically for transmasculine bodies. The company was founded by Finnegan Shepard,

Comet announces $13M Series A for ML model building tool

There’s been a lot of investment in machine learning startups recently as companies try to push the notion into a wider variety of endeavors. Comet, a company that helps customers iterate on models in an experimentation process designed to eventually reach production,

Omada Health launches the Omada Insights Lab to help improve healthcare outcomes

Omada Health, one of the U.S.’s original virtual healthcare providers, today announced the creation of the Omada Insights Lab.

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廣告時間非常短,僅15秒。不過在這短短的時間內,將高轉速引擎聲與音樂節拍混合起來,形成一個新的聽覺感受,原來還頗搭,有興趣的朋友可以點下面影片觀看。 閱讀全文

就是那么拉风 可以玩漂移的竞速三轮车

三轮车又土又慢,实在是不能成为玩家们的爱物。不过近年来源自新西兰的三轮车竞速比赛逐渐流行,使得它开始与“速度”挂上钩了。比如今天要介绍的 Tortuga 三轮车。  作为赛车,Tortuga 自然配置不一般。6.

教育和阶级:美国贵族的固化

2015年智能家居发展趋势:蓝牙、手机、低功耗Wifi、支付都是催化剂

由于物联网的不断活跃,再基于它不断展示出的结构性联网功能,我们有足够的信心可以预测,明年的智能家居产业将会发生一系列的改变。

黑莓欲借新款触屏手机打入年轻创业家圈子

在 黑莓公布了新机 Leap 后,这家公司又开始生产触屏手机了。该公司认为 Leap 对年轻人尤其是初创企业创始人会具有吸引力。

Golden retrievers struggle to climb up slide and reach owner

We all knew that one kid who would climb up the slide instead of actually sliding down it, usually because they were anti-establishment or still figuring out how the world works. It was (at least) the latter case for Instagram dog Teddy Bear and his larger companion Oliver,

Emilia Clarke is feeling victorious about that male nudity on 'Game of Thrones'

Emilia Clarke wanted Game of Thrones to free the P — and this week, she got her wish.During Monday's Late Show, the Khaleesi discussed the show's foray into male nudity with Stephen Colbert, a development she especially appreciated after baring it all since Season 1."I did it,

InComm通过最新收购加强亚洲业务

先前的成功合作促成了InComm对ValuAccess预付卡发行业务的收购 亚特兰大2016年8月1日电 /美通社/ -- 领先的预付产品和交易服务公司 InComm 今天宣布,该公司已收购 ValuAccess 的香港预付卡发行业务。ValuAccess 是向亚洲零售商提供储值方案、积分方案和交易处理的领先公司。 图标 - http://photos.prnewswire.

JavaScript使用构造函数获取变量的类型名 - 胖乎乎的小奶油

在JavaScript中,如何准确获取变量的类型名是一个经常使用的问题. 看到题目的第一眼,有些同学可能会想到 typeof 运算符. 使用 typeof 获取基本的类型 在JavaScript语言中,给出了使用 typeof 运算符来获取基本的类型名.(注意不是基本类型) 01 typeof.ht

'I'm so scared': Watch what happens when people read their first Facebook posts

Think back to when you first got Facebook. If it was a long time ago, you may not want to pull back the curtain and see your first post. But these brave souls did. "Oh my god, I'm so scared," one said. 

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