All you need to know about accelerators and incubators
Early-stage founders need mentorship and support to build a successful startup, and conventional wisdom says, “Do you go to an incubator or an accelerator! However, the two programs are not interchangeable – they serve very different purposes – and there are approximately 500 accelerators and 1,400 incubators in the United States alone.
What kind of starter program do you need and how do you find the right one for you? When to apply? How to make the most of the experience if you are accepted? We’re excited to announce that Matt Segneri, Executive Director of Harvard Innovation Labs, will be addressing these and other related questions at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 20 in Boston, Massachusetts.
In his session titled “How to Think About Accelerators and Incubators,” Segneri will discuss the types of incubators and accelerators available to early-stage founders and what startups should consider before applying, and he will provide advice on how to do so. make the most. programs.
We consider this topic – one that affects all newbie founders – an escape you can’t afford to miss.
Matt Segneri is the executive director of Harvard Innovation Labs, which includes the student i-lab, Launch Lab X GEO for alumni, and the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab. He oversees i-lab’s strategy and operations, and acts as the primary liaison with key i-lab stakeholders and the local, national and global innovation community.
Segneri has over 20 years of leadership experience in organizations of various sizes and stages of development in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining i-lab, he was director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Social Enterprise Initiative and co-director of the HBS New Venture Competition. He also played a key role in founding the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
Previously, Segneri was a senior executive in the government innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies. He co-led the first Mayors Challenge, a $9 million competition aimed at inspiring American cities to develop bold solutions to common challenges. Segneri holds an AB in Psychology from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
All TechCrunch Early Stage sessions include plenty of Q&A time to get answers straight from the speakers. You will come away with a deep understanding of the topics and skills essential to startup success. Save $200 with an Early Bird Founder Ticket — students only pay $99!