Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator class 2

Do accelerators help startups? Here’s what we found

Is the effort worth giving away equity, investing time, and creating incremental costs? Do accelerators really help new companies “jump the line”?

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7 great companies that really should not exist

Airbnb, Tinder, Yplan. These youth-focused, mobile-savvy companies are all seeing rocketing user figures and phenomenal growth. But they didn’t disrupt the travel, dating, or box office bookings markets.

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2013 was the year of the corporate accelerator

Being involved in entrepreneurism is good for a company’s image, since they seem innovative and modern when they surround themselves with young, dynamic startups.

When customers make you smarter

Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.

Cheryl Yeoh tried out a virtual assistant for a week, after her startup was acquired by Walmart Labs

My week with a virtual assistant

A few months ago, I decided to experiment with a virtual assistant through Zirtual, a service that connects you with a dedicated, local assistant.

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Why I left the U.S. to accelerate in Europe

Once upon a time, if you wanted to make it in the startup world, you had to be in The Valley for access to both money and mentoring. But as startup ecosystems begin to grow elsewhere, residency in California is no longer a requisite.