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📒Startup Accelerators ✍ Richard Busulwa
✏Startup Accelerators Book Summary : The must – read guidebook for entrepreneurs looking to get into accelerator programs and to build and scale their startups with speed Accelerator programs have become one of the most powerful and valuable resources for entrepreneurs seeking to learn rapidly, build powerful networks, raise capital, build their startups and do this at speed and scale. In recent years, the number of accelerator programs around the world has grown at an incredible rate, propelling startups such as AirBnB, Uber, DropBox, Reddit, and others — many to billion-dollar valuations. The number of accelerators, the differences in accelerator program offerings and the unique benefits and costs of different accelerator locations makes choosing the right accelerator a challenge. Selecting the wrong accelerator, failing to be accepted in the right one, or not fully taking advantage of all the accelerator has to offer can be costly, sometimes fatal. With the stakes so high, entrepreneurs need to understand all their options, choose carefully and do the right things to maximize their chances of success. Startup Accelerators is the go to guide for any entrepreneur, providing a firsthand look into the acceptance criteria and inner workings of different accelerator programs. Written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, this indispensable resource explains what different accelerator programs offer, how to get accepted, what to do during the program, how to raise money during accelerators, what to do after the program ends, and much more. Packed with real-world case studies and advice from leading experts on startup accelerator programs, this one-stop resource provides step-by-step guidance on the entire accelerator process. Reveals how accelerators help founders navigate different challenges in the startup journey Describes the differences in the benefits and costs of different accelerator programs Explains how to prepare accelerator applications Discloses what actions to take during an accelerator to make the most of it Depicts case studies of entrepreneurs’ accelerator applications, experiences and outcomes across different accelerators Features interviews with accelerator program managers, founders who went through accelerators, and investors in companies going through or having gone through accelerators Includes insightful data and reflections from entrepreneurship education researchers and academics Startup Accelerators: A Field Guide will prove to be invaluable for startup founders considering or going through accelerators, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, educators, and other startup accelerator stakeholders.
📒Accelerate This ✍ Ryan Kushner
✏Accelerate This Book Summary : Soooo, what is an accelerator?! And should you do one to grow your business? What's an accelerator versus an incubator? How do you find a good one, get in, and make the most of it? If you're running a program, how can you do that more effectively? Accelerate This! will cut through all the confusion so you can: - Decide if you want to join a program - Learn how to grow your idea into a business - Create a program (or run yours better!) Accelerate This! covers the whole shebang, tip to tail, inside out, and outside in. We've collected quotes, insights and best practices from the world's best programs (Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars, Cleantech Open, Google/Alphabet X, The Buckminster Fuller Institute, XPrize, Elemental Excelerator, Free Electrons and a TON more), most interesting entrepreneurs (Justin Rosenstein, Casey Fenton, and more), gathered some of the most useful tools (Lean Startup, Four Steps To The Epiphany, and so on) and put it all together a super NOT boring format for you to learn, work smarter and create change. The book is written by Ryan Kushner (The Accelerator Guru), and is full of anecdotes and perspectives from his experience working around the world, in various industries, and with hundreds of startups, corporate clients and accelerators, prizes and incubators. Supported by New Energy Nexus (the global association of clean energy incubators and accelerators), The World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the World Wildlife Fund, the book takes a deep dive into clean energy/cleantech entrepreneurship as a test case for what accelerators can (and can't) do. Bonus! This is a carbon neutral/impact free book! We worked with CQuest Capital (www.cquestcapital.com), calculated the impact of each book, then offset that impact through their program installing improved cookstoves with families in rural Zambia, which reduces deforestation and indoor air pollution (which mainly effects women and children). Carbon offsets are the new hot hotness... get on it! Did we mention it's not boring? Buy, enjoy, share, turn into paper airplanes and throw at your friends. Just get busy doing, creating and making positive change in the world. We need it -and we hope "Accelerate This!" gives you the kick in the pants you need. Waaaabam! :)
📒Accelerators ✍ Mike Wright
✏Accelerators Book Summary : Accelerators are a rapidly growing new form of organization that aim to stimulate entrepreneurship through intensive, limited-period educational programs, including mentoring and networking for the cohort of start-up participants selected for each program, to improve their ability to attract investment at the end of the program. Drawing on novel evidence from across the world, this is the first book to provide rigorous analysis of the nature and effectiveness of accelerators that will be invaluable for researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs.
📒The Accelerator Survival Guide ✍ Sean Percival
✏The Accelerator Survival Guide Book Summary : This guide is a collection of experiences, frameworks and startup accelerator best practices. It’s the ideal starting point for program directors but any member of an accelerator’s staff can find value within its pages. Learn how to maximize your program and avoid the major pitfalls with this true survival guide.
📒Present Yourself ✍ Kit Seeborg
✏Present Yourself Book Summary : With the success of SlideShare and other online presentation sites, slide presentations have become the language of business. This practical book demonstrates how you can use this visual language to make the story of your organization, brand, or initiative effective and entertaining—and how social sharing networks like SlideShare, Prezi, and Scribd can present your story to a worldwide audience. Using real-world examples from SlideShare users, Present Yourself puts marketing principles and business trends in context to help you understand how online presentations can boost your business. The final chapter provides case studies that reveal how organizations and individuals use SlideShare to meet their needs. Learn the latest trends and technologies for visual communication in business Discover how SlideShare works, and get started with your own account Use SlideShare to plan, execute, and provide follow-up for event presentations Share your wealth of content to promote trust in your company or brand Anticipate a customer’s needs with knowledge-rich content about their market Collaborate with colleagues and conduct online business research Explore how presentations can help you recruit, hire, or get hired
📒Startup Sacrilege For The Underdog Entrepreneur ✍ Paul Orlando
✏Startup Sacrilege for the Underdog Entrepreneur Book Summary : Don't identify with the mainstream startup world? Working on a startup outside of a tech hub or in an unfashionable industry? Maybe that makes you an underdog entrepreneur. This book is for you. Startups and community organizers outside of the mainstream are being misled. This book is inspired by experience co-founding a startup accelerator and working with startups around the world. Startup Sacrilege includes lessons learned and solutions, especially for startups and community organizers outside of established tech hubs. It's an alternative view that challenges startup world assumptions and makes suggestions for what to do instead.
📒Startup Accelerator In A Book ✍ Michael Herlache
✏Startup Accelerator in a Book Book Summary : This book was created to detail the startup acceleration process that Unicorn Ventures uses to accelerate the next billion-dollar startups. The course outline that you find here matches the actual methodology that Unicorn Ventures utilizes.Unicorn Ventures is purposefully opening its methodology to the public in an attempt to drive the most innovation and value. The bottom line is we want more people ideating and starting companies. When this happens, we are doing our part to better the world and drive change to the positive. Please connect with us on Facebook & Linkedin as we use these platforms to distribute content and to manage our acceleration process. Additionally, we have mentor and funding partners ready to hear your idea and help you move forward.Learn more at UnicornVentures.org
📒No Startup Hipsters ✍ Samir Rath
✏No Startup Hipsters Book Summary : The innovation ecosystem around the world is getting clogged up. Looking around us, there are numerous problems like polluted cities, obesity, health care, access to education, water supply and the list goes on. Sadly, much of the technology being built even in leading startup ecosystems around the world is short-sighted and focused on quick profitability rather than solving problems that millions face on a daily basis. This book is a call to return to basics and focus on innovation around actual problems that the normal person faces in his life around the world. We present a systematic approach to building early stage technology companies. We provide a collection of experiential decision frameworks that draw their academic credentials from design thinking, operational research, business strategy and microeconomics. We do not believe in generic advice. We enable entrepreneurs to figure out the strategies and tactics that would work for them in their local context for the specific problem that they are trying to solve. Subsequently, we outline more strategic information on understanding the suitability of the business model to the local innovation ecosystem and ways to scale with finance. We conclude the book with philosophical thoughts on our observations of the role of the entrepreneur in our economic system and the motivations of building a technology startup.
✏Signalling of early stage startups on crowdinvestment platforms Book Summary : Master's Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management, grade: 1,0, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, language: English, abstract: Crowdinvesting as a relatively new funding form for early-stage startups in Germany bears fundamental opportunities for all participants. In this respect, startup entrepreneurs are facing the challenge to convince potential investors of their business idea to finally induce investments. Since crowdinvesting communication is limited to digital channels the knowledge about what information is relevant for making investment decisions is of crucial significance. Moreover, the “crowd” can be considered as a completely new investor class with specific characteristics and information requirements compared to traditional capital providers. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the importance of business models as a potential unit of analysis in the crowdinvesting decision-making process. In this respect, the significance of selected signalling criteria that may serve as quality indicators for investors will be investigated. In order to gain a broader understanding about the preferences in crowdinvesting a comprehensive empirical study of the German crowdinvesting market is conducted. Entrepreneurs, crowdinvestors as well as respective platforms and thus the entire concept of crowdinvesting will benefit from a knowledge gain. The theoretical framework describes the characteristics of early-stage startups as well as the relevance of business models in the entrepreneurial context. In this light, different frameworks for the concept of business modelling will be presented and dismantled into relevant building blocks. Additionally, the concept of crowdinvesting is discussed in consideration of some special implications that can be explained via information economics and behavioural sciences such as information asymmetries and the occurrence of decision heuristics based on signalling criteria. The research indicates that the business model concept is a suitable unit of analysis as it allows a differentiated view and enables new opportunities for the evaluation of crowdinvesting campaigns. In this context, it has been statistically proven that product-focused business models are funded more successfully than others. Generally, the results imply that startups should engage in offensive signalling to improve success of the crowdinvesting campaigns. However, there are also some indications in this context that the crowd makes decisions based on simplified evaluation processes and therefore applies binary decision heuristics.
📒Startup Incubators And Business Accelerators ✍ Jobe David Leonard
✏Startup Incubators and Business Accelerators Book Summary : A small business is hard to start and maintain in many small communities. Too often, it becomes a business broken community where local bias outweighs the community spirit that should be happening. In order to change this broken community business model, we need to form incubators and accelerators. Just as an egg is incubated from birth to ensure its full growth potential, so must new start-up businesses be incubated in order to create jobs and fix the business broken community.Start Up Incubators and Business Accelerators breaks down how this system is currently not working in our small communities and what it will take; from building, office equipment, people and support; to break free from what's not working into something that can. Take the initiative in your community today by reading this book.When an egg is hatched is requires a warm environment (the incubator), a nurturing body (the hen) and a support system (the rooster) in order to grow and thrive in the dangerous world of the barnyard. A small start-up business must also be provided these essential systems and support in order to survive in the cut throat business world. Too often small business start-ups are not given the local community support needed to continue and this results in a business broken community. Soon towns are full of abandoned buildings, no businesses and no economy. Start Up Incubators and Business Accelerators shows how this can all change. The author breaks down how the system is currently not functioning the way it should, and how, with a few simple steps, businesses and communities can repair their broken business models. If you're looking to start up a small business in your community or would like to help your town get back its community spirit and leadership – this book is for you.