Incubators / Accelerations: sharing a 550+ Resource List.


But first, letโ€™s do a quick Q&A on the topic.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ฎ๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ?

Incubators provide resources and mentorship to help develop ideas into viable products. Top incubators include Y Combinator, Techstar, and 500 Startups.

Accelerators work with startups that already have a product, aiming to rapidly scale and achieve market traction. Top accelerators include AngelPad, Seedcamp, and The Venture City.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ?

– Mentorship
– Workspace
– Workshops
– Networking Opportunities
– Investor Access
– Funding

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐€๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ?

Incubators usually take a lower equity stake (0-10%) and may not offer direct investment. Accelerators often take higher equity (5-10%) in exchange for funding (typically around $50,000 to $150,000).

๐–๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฎ๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ/๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ?

If you need the support, resources, and connections, it can be a strategic move that provides a supportive environment for your startup’s success. Just make sure that the program’s offerings align with your startup’s unique needs and aspirations.

๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐๐ง’๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฎ๐›๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ/๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ?

Just because many popular startups went through it, doesnโ€™t mean you also need to. If you have the resources and network to build and grow your startup at a healthy pace, just keep your focus. Learning from your mistakes rather than being told not to do it in the first place can be exactly what you need to grow a resilient startup.

Whatever you decide, Iโ€™m sharing a list that can be useful for your startup journey.

Source: Markus Wagner