Plug and Play Startup Acceleration Program | Plug and Play Tech Center The Plug and Play Startup Acceleration Program is a three-month immersion into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and is designed to enable high-tech startups to explore business development, fund-raising and other strategic partnership opportunities. Startups will be exposed to Plug and Play’s extensive network of corporate, technology and investment partners as well as mentors and advisors. More than 100 startups take part in the program every year at Plug and Play's main campus in Sunnyvale, California. The Startup Acceleration Program includes: Plug & Play University: During the first week of the program, startups will participate in a 3-day workshop to introduce entrepreneurs to the Silicon Valley ecosystem and business environment. Silicon Valley OverviewLegal, Tax and AccountingGo-to-Market • FundraisingBusiness DevelopmentPitchingStartup Case Studies Corporate PartnersInvestor PartnersTechnology PartnersMentors and AdvisorsExecutives-in-ResidenceSpeaker Series Fees
untitled Jason Gegere Web Dev. Niche reservation solutions. @HTMLgraphic principal. Boulder, CO Creating usable websites is my passion. Chezjj | Itinerant Hackers, Scientists, Cylons BOOSTMENA Dreamit Ventures | Helping great people build great companies VentureFocus Capital Factory Startup Data: 4 Strategies Changing the Speed & Size of Your Series A Remmember that it’s best to explicitly define what the fundraising milestone strategy is during the seed stage Once a startup has raised seed capital, plenty of theories and advice exist on how to successfully raise a Series A. Recently, we looked at our own portfolio at NextView Ventures to dig a little deeper on how startups actually raise that next round of financing. It’s been four years since we founded NextView Ventures, so we’re now at a critical mass of startups that have accomplished this Series A milestone. Of the NextView-backed founders that have tried to raise this round, over 70% have done so (compared to a mean success rate in the industry of around 27%, according to some sources). Given this volume, we can now draw several insights from which others might learn. Our hope is that, in being transparent around the factors leading to successful Series A raises, everyone involved can be more effective at helping a given startup reach this critical financing stage. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Tech Wildcatters | Tech Wildcatters is a mentor driven technology startup accelerator led by entrepreneurs. Venture Capital Firms | Assets, Investment Size, Location Venture Incubators and Accelerators | Startup Owl Business, or venture incubators and accelerators have been around for quite a time, but now business accelerators are spreading across the US, as early stage investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers try to speed how long it takes to create new ventures. Unlike many business assistance programs, business incubators do not serve any and all companies. Entrepreneurs who wish to enter a business incubation program must apply for admission. They also tend to be physical places where you can start your business under a collective roof. Other differences are that while one of the benefits of either business assistance programs or incubators is the ability of participants to network, the accelerator does as well, but also actively supports entrepreneurs in their search for finance and introduces funders to the participants. Venture Incubators Venture incubators and accelerators are not quite the same kind of place. Many are sponsored by Universities and Business Schools. Venture Accelerators