Launch Pad Explosion
Are Accelerators Losing Speed?
TechStars' David Tisch: Most Accelerators Will Fail, So Choose Wisely
Gabriella Draney Aims To Make North Texas The Next Innovation Hub
Gabriella Draney On Fake Mentors
Stripe's John and Patrick Collison On Why You Should Avoid Y Combinator Clones
For Stripe Cofounders, Y Combinator Supplies Far More Than Mentoring
"If All A Local Accelerator Does Is Get You Into The Next Accelerator, You're In Big Trouble"
Seedcamp's Reshma Sohoni: Bad Accelerators Will Face "Day Of Reckoning"
Y Combinator's Harj Taggar: Mark Zuckerberg Would Hate Corporate Incubators
The number of accelerators and incubators dotting the globe has grown absurdly fast, and it now feels as if there are more spaces to foster your startup through small-seed investments and mentors than there are Redbox kiosks or Starbucks bathrooms. In Fast Company's recent September Fast Talk series, we asked a handful of insiders about this trend (or fad, depending on your outlook). Are accelerators losing speed?
Top influentials in the space weighed in, including partners and directors from Y Combinator and TechStars to Tech Wildcatters and SeedCamp and the cofounders of Stripe. Here, a rundown of their advice on the upsides and downsides of new-age accelerators, and what it means for rising entrepreneurs.