To bootstrap, or not to bootstrap- that is the question

 

Many entrepreneurs overlook accelerators for their startups because they think they can bootstrap their operations with their small team. While in the beginning that may be true, what do you think would have become of Apple if Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak never moved their company out of the garage?

The truth is, bootstrapping is only great until you want to grow fast, and fast growth is where the accelerator comes into play.

Accelerators will make your busy entrepreneur life a lot easier. They can give you expert guidance on turnkey operations and development, sales and marketing strategies, and more. Accelerators can also provide you with mentorship, and sometimes even capital. Most importantly, their strategies are tried-and-true just ask any former graduates of the program, whose companies have already gained traction.

If you think you are ready for an accelerator, then I would highly recommend it. After all, it may mean the difference between success and failure for your startup.

 

The Best of the Best

According to the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project (SARP), these are the top accelerators for 2017.

AngelPad Y Combinator Alchemist Amplify Challenge Mucker Lab StartX Techstars U. Chicago New Venture 500 Startups gener8tor HAX Healthbox Indiebio MassChallenge R/GA SkyDeck Starthub Miami

Up-and-Coming

Starthub’s Business Growth Accelerator is an incredible growth solution for consumer-centric companies. The accelerator serves as a catalyst for exponential growth by optimizing your sales funnel and making strategic partnerships to place your products in major retailers, or broadcast your service to influencers and tastemakers. The best part about this accelerator? It also has a soft-landing solution for international companies looking to grow into the U.S. market!

 

Starthub is redefining “soft launch” by bringing consumer-centric companies to the US in our unique business growth ecosystem. We leverage local entrepreneurs to fulfill the needs of our member companies launching in the US market and deliver measurable growth within days of joining. Our model allows any company, organization, or ecosystem to “plug in” to our network and achieve tangible results through our three-pillar approach: Coworking / Growth / Acceleration. Click here to find out more.

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