What should tech founders specifically look for in an accelerator or incubator? Why?
We’ve gone through 2 accelerators now and by far the most important thing they’ve done is given me connections and opened doors. Although accelerators provide mentors and advisors, no one knows your company better than you do, so don’t expect accelerators to provide you answers or solutions to any of your business needs. Instead, look for accelerators with outstanding reputations and connections with mentors and advisors that can help your business succeed from a business development standpoint. If you want to be connected with a person or a company, you should be able to go to the accelerator’s advisors and say ‘I need an intro to person X’. If the accelerator isn’t able to connect you, then chances are you should look for a better program.