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I haven't seen a deal structured this way. Usually they get 6-10% equity I exchange for some small amount of money ( ~ $25k ) and tons of mentorship. 15% for $20k seems high ( you are valuing your company at $133k ) but there might be more to it. Accelerators are great specially for unknown foun...

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Academy is an initial stage venture where you join in the early phase of your startup, however accelerators should be joined when the product is ready. Accelerators can speed up your business.

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I've personally been accepted into two accelerators. The wait time depends on the accelerator. For one accelerator, I didn't hear back until at the absolute last minute (the week before it started). For another accelerator I heard back about a month before it started. In terms of improving yo...

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Need way more information than this. For starters, you need to know the following: What are their reasons for wanting to create an incubator? What are their needs? Can you meet those needs? When are they planning to make a decision? Who would be making the decision? Are they committed to startin...

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Hard to determine best, but how about: * YCombinator - Pebble, Upverter, BufferBox * Bolt http://bolt.io/ * Highway1 http://highway1.io/ * Lemnos Labs http://lemnoslabs.com/ There are probably others.

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This is a tricky question for anyone to answer - not due to its brevity, but rather because of how specific this will be to your company and your objectives. Early-stage companies are deeply personal. A good place to start is to figure out just how important the benefits of this accelerator wou...

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Are you doing 'maker classes' for kids, or are you making and selling toys that help them learn on their own? If you're doing classes, the only way to sustainably scale up is to make sure that a majority of your classes are using digital maker tools, instead of physical ones. For instance, usin...

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Build a great product and get some early traction. Assemble a top-notch term of co-founders. Understand your space like nobody else. Be good at telling a great story and communicating your vision.

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I've gotten accepted into two different accelerator programs in the US. Both were ranked in the top tiers (Gold and Platinum Plus). For startups in an accelerator with limited resources, there are a handful of ways to get cheap traffic. Depending on the product, they may find that certain growt...

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You have limit time and resources so you need to think what I call "FIRST DOLLAR" approach. If you look across different modes to sell and target there has to be a few that would be the optimal. Focus only on those first don't look elsewhere - put each next dollar of effort into these (or this on...

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