Key ingredients for Incubators/Accelerators

Most commonly discussed in bold.

  • Positioning / Competition / Goals / Location
  • Why this / Value proposition to all stakeholders / Best alternatives
  • Financing / Business model / Sponsorship
  • Deal flow / Awareness / Applications
  • Selection / Criteria / Mechanisms
  • Deal / Negotiation / Investment
  • Onboarding / Induction
  • Program style / Depth vs length / Organisation
  • Coworking or not / Events / Mentoring style
  • Mentor acquisition / Mentor program / Mentor benefits / How to get top level
  • Top teams / How to identify winners / Process to improve bad teams
  • Demo Day format / Presentation / Community involvement
  • Investor connections / Follow on funding / Class funds / Relevance to international investors / Angels involved
  • Long term support / Community / Alumni network
  • Pro Rata investments / long term investment planning / How to double down

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