What’s one thing first-time entrepreneurs should look for in an accelerator or incubator program?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council(YEC) (http://theyec.org),an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab (http://mystartuplab.com/),a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
1. Excellent Startups
The quality of your accelerator class will have a larger impact on your startup than the investors and mentors in the program. Your fellow founders will help you work through early startup challenges. Your fellow startups will recruit the best investors to your demo day.Your fellow CEOs will become your strongest business network in the coming years.
2. The Program's Alumni
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