YCombinator

Are startup accelerators a waste of time?

If you’re an entrepreneur today looking to start a company, there’s a decent chance you’ve looked at an accelerator program.

The proposition is compelling: funding, access to resources, events, fellowship with other entrepenreurs, and introductions to venture capitalists who can fund your growth.

Think like an entrepreneur: Five strategies for brand innovation

Innovation. It’s brought up in articles, at conferences and in board meetings. But how can we innovate in companies that still don’t have the flexibility or the right mind set?

Julie Cottineau, former VP of Brand for Virgin USA, brought the idea that we are all entrepreneurs to Columbia University’s Brite Conference this morning. Innovation isn’t just for new businesses so how do we bring it to the heart of an established company?