In a crowded space where startup accelerators are growing like mushrooms after a rainy day, either funded by state or by corporates, it is crucial to find a winning model that attract the right entrepreneurs. Startup accelerators or incubators are means for startup founders around the world to create their dream, especially in those areas…

Big corporations have long understood the need to be present (and acquire) new startups to either eliminate long-term potential competitors or get technology that are not able to develop fast enough. Another way corporations are starting to play a crucial role in the startup world is by funding so-called corporate startup accelerators. These are pretty much…

What are the best startup accelerators?  A difficult question to answer, especially looking at an international landscape. The number of startup accelerators keeps growing almost daily worldwide. On f6s.com, the larger database of startup accelerators, it is possible to find a staggering 4148 results. But how to spot the best startup accelerators? Depending on what we look at,…

For many founders in startup land, startup accelerators are the best way to take their idea to the next level. Funding, mentorship, community value, potential clients and VCs introduction are just some of the advantages that one could enjoy. There are thousands of startup accelerators worldwide. Perhaps if you leave in a reasonably populated area you…

I am a geek (or developer if you like) with entrepreneurial drive. I founded 3 startups, one of them which went through an international accelerator. This  experience allowed me to personally observe roughly 40 young startups in their life cycle. Observing the good and bad things they did. Most of them are zombies by now but some did a great…

“It’s time to pack, we need to go” Sadly looking at each other, my co-founder and I tidied up our desks and left the co-working space that hosted us for three months. After one year and a half trying, we were moving on, slowly, but we were. We didn’t say it out loud. We were sad.…

Startup accelerators are created almost at the same pace as new startups come on to the market. We are flooded with accelerator programs. According to f6s.com, there are about 5000 startup accelerators around the world. 755 open for application at the time of this article. A number that gives everyone, everywhere, an opportunity to access capital to build their dream. At the beginning…

The startup ecosystem is booming. Every couple of weeks we read how startups of questionable value get investments of millions of dollars, while others struggle to survive. Together with the incredible need to match dissatisfaction at work and the ability to build a sustainable business, with entrepreneurship we have seen a side trend that has been taking…