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Startup Accelerators: A Field Guide by [Richard Busulwa, Naomi Birdthistle, Steve Dunn]

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Startup Accelerators: A Field Guide 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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RICHARD BUSULWA (PD, MBA, M.Innov) is a researcher in the Business School at Swinburne University of Technology, home to the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship. His research focuses on startup evolution, entrepreneurial learning, entrepreneurial well-being, and strategy for startups. He is co-author of Strategy Execution and Complexity: Thriving in the Era of Disruption. Richard is a startup co-founder and seed investor in cloud, IoT, AI, blockchain, property, and niche professional service firms.

NAOMI BIRDTHISTLE (PD, MBS, BA Hons) is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Griffith University and is a visiting academic to Aalto University-Mikkeli campus. Naomi has published research on entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and family business management issues. Her research has received numerous awards including Emerald Literati awards, a best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Family Firm Institute, and the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) best paper in a conference track. Naomi has run her own consulting business and has worked in her family business in Ireland.

STEVE DUNN (MBA, BA) is CEO and cofounder of LEAPIN Digital Keys, a startup that delivers NB IoT smart access control solutions. Since its founding, Steve has led the startup through a number of different accelerators within Asia Pacific, USA, and Europe. He has also led the startup through several iterations and pivots with a variety of IoT technologies, to finally find product market fit. Steve is a mentor and coach in university-based accelerators and incubators.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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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.

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.

But entrepreneurs wanting to reap the benefits of accelerators face challenges. The sheer number of accelerators, variety in accelerator program offerings, and differences in the benefits and costs of accelerator locations make choosing the right accelerator a challenge.

Selecting the wrong accelerator, failing to get accepted into the right one, or not fully taking advantage of the best an 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: A Field Guide is the indispensable guide to navigating this challenge. It provides readers with a firsthand look into the acceptance criteria of different accelerator programs and how to navigate the different stages of the accelerator experience. It further looks at the inner workings and strengths of different accelerator programs, how to get customers and raise funding during and after an accelerator, how to make the most of an accelerator, and what common traps to watch out for. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0845PMC5V
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (22 January 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6218 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 350 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1119638593
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