11 Accelerators, Incubators, and Crowdfunding

Entrepreneurs seeking early-stage funding now can exploit three exciting new developments: accelerators, incubators, and crowdfunding.

Accelerators and incubators have become an increasingly dynamic part of the tech startup/angel investing ecosystem in recent years. Both programs provide startups with mentorship, advice, practical training, and contacts to guide them from idea to product development to product launch. A number of hot startups have emerged from these programs, encouraging angel investors to take a good look at the startups graduating from the best programs.

Crowdfunding, in which large numbers of ordinary people invest small amounts online to fund early startups, is destined to supplement ...

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