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Starter Kit for Startups Looking to Automate Marketing and Sales

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If you’ve postponed important things because of small repetitive tasks for the fifth time this week, it might be time to look into some automation tools for startups who want to make the most of their human, time and financial resources. We have gathered a list of the most commonly used platforms that can help you take your mind off the small stuff and back to the growing your business part.

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Deal Flow Automation For Startup Investments?

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Can we do deal flow automation in the current environment, and where are the main challenges? Technology is available but can it be used efficiently?

Accelerator Success Metrics

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The reason an accelerator exists and its business model impact the way it selects and tracks its metrics. Choosing these metrics should focus on three simple pillars: why, what and how. These pillars often trump complex management or strategy consulting frameworks, and they are a great way to ensure that all the stakeholders are aligned from the start, that the brand of the accelerator is built with consistency across all messages, and that everyone in the team works toward the same end goal.

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University Accelerators

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Entrepreneurship has become a study subject in itself and university accelerators offer students the opportunity to practice what they are taught.

Corporate Accelerators

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The different mentalities that startup and corporate entities possess make them an unusual match. There are over 200 corporate accelerators looking to make a difference in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, but their efforts are most often seen as PR stunts.

“Our Job Is to Empower and Make Ourselves Not Required”: A Conversation With Catapult’s Mike Boorn Plener

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What are the reasons for startup success and failure, the importance of data vs gut feeling and choosing the right business model?

Private Accelerators

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We’ve seen quite a few situations of new accelerators popping up, copying the YCombinator or TechStars model and expecting that hope (or “spray and pray”, how it’s often called in the investment world) will lead to success. In most cases, within three years, most of these ventures turned into a proper seed fund, an educational program, a corporate marketing initiative, or they just died (unfortunately, there is no clear data of this—maybe we’ll look at it in a further study).

Mentoring Beyond Bragging Rights and Looking Good

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Matching mentors with startups is a tedious process for various reasons. Many startups chase famous/known mentors, who have less availability, while disregarding less popular mentors who might be more willing to give time and help. Matching mentors with startups in the beginning is not a guarantee of effective mentoring throughout the program.

Education Is Essential for Incubation but Disruptive for Acceleration

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Acceleration should not be an educational program ending with a Demo Day, but a process aimed at helping build successful business by offering the right support. Build your acceleration process to help you reach your end goals, considering the available resources.

Lack of Reporting Discipline Is Most Often the Accelerator’s Fault

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Getting startups to report during and after the program is a challenge for most accelerators, but the discipline of reporting should be enforced and grown within the programs.