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Friday, March 7 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Time to Put the Brakes on Accelerators?

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Accelerator programs are here to stay. Or are they?
As the startup ecosystem evolves and as mainstream industries incorporate technology in everyday systems and products, what is the best way to support early-stage businesses?
There are now hundreds of accelerator programs around the world, and the quality of the content and their mentor pools varies massively. Can the model be improved to better de-risk development and find market fit sooner? Or is the studio model pioneered by the likes of Betaworks and Makeshift the future of early-stage startups?
Join in the debate as we explore the past, present and future of startup programs.

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Speakers
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Tristan Watson

Education Mgrignite100Tristan was the founder and CEO of award winning startup LoveYourLarder.com – a company disrupting the food industry by connecting consumers directly to artisans and growers. He was one of three founders shortlisted for The Guardian’s digital entrepreneur... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 616AB 500 E 4th St