Early-stage founders need mentorship and support to build a successful startup, and conventional wisdom says, “Go to an incubator or an accelerator!” However, the two programs are not interchangeable – they serve very different purposes – and there are about that 500 accelerators and 1,400 incubators in the US alone.
What type of startup program do you need and how do you find the right match? When should you apply? How do you get the most out of the experience if you are hired? We are excited to tell you that Matt Segneri, the Executive Director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, will address these and other related questions at australiabusinessblog.com Early Stage on April 20 in Boston, Massachusetts.
In his session called “How to Think About Accelerators and Incubators,” Segneri discusses the types of incubators and accelerators available to early-stage founders and what startups should consider before applying, and he’ll share tips for getting the most out of them. programs to get.
We consider this topic — one that touches all founders at an early stage — as an escape not to be missed.
Matt Segneri is the executive director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, which includes the i-lab for students, Launch Lab X GEO for alumni, and the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab. He oversees i-lab’s strategy and operations and serves as the primary liaison to i-lab’s key stakeholders and the local, national and global innovation community.
Segneri has more than 20 years of leadership experience in organizations of various sizes and stages of development in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining i-lab, he was a director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Social Enterprise Initiative and co-lead the HBS New Venture Competition. He also played a key role in establishing the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
Previously, Segneri was a senior leader on the Government Innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies. He co-led the inaugural Mayors Challenge, a $9 million competition to inspire American cities to develop bold solutions to common challenges. Segneri has an AB in psychology from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
All australiabusinessblog.com Early Stage sessions include enough Q&A time to get answers directly from the speakers. You’ll leave with a deeper working understanding of topics and skills essential to startup success. Save $200 with an Early Bird Founder Ticket — students pay only $99!