7 ) M O S T A C C E L E R AT O R S S U C K .
A N D T H E Y ’ R E G O I N G T O D I E . S O O N .
• Accelerator economics are tough.
• Most startups fail. Most wins are small.
Big wins take time (5-10 years).
• Most accelerators are under-staffed,
under-capitalized, short time horizons.
• Accelerators should verticalize, focus on
industry-specific expertise, get
corporate / academic / govt sponsors
• Create operational capital via investment;
use real estate to hedge risk, be creative