Archive for category: Capital. Acceleration.

Investor Mindset, Seth Godin and Chocolate Covered Bananas

Investor Mindset, Seth Godin and Chocolate Covered Bananas

Why do investors invest in startups? That’s an interesting question that entrepreneurs ignore all too often during fundraising attempts, choosing instead to answer questions like, “Why do I need money?” and “What makes me special?” Interestingly enough, these oft-asked questions are what many startups answer during investment rounds and pitches, [...]

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Founders Choice: CEO or NO

Founders Choice: CEO or NO

An average of 514,000 startups were launched each month last year. Needless to say, that translates to over 514,000 individuals jumping into the US entrepreneurial waters each month. There is no doubt that these founders clearly have the passion and tenacity to start a company, but the question becomes are [...]

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Be S.M.A.R.T – 5 Tips To Smarter Emailing

Be S.M.A.R.T – 5 Tips To Smarter Emailing

144.8 billion emails are sent each day. With 89 billion of those being business related, the concept of smart emailing becomes even more important. In the short time that it takes you to read this blog, I’m pretty sure you’ll have a few more in your inbox and just as [...]

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Do you know your competition?

Do you know your competition?

Do you know your competition? Every startup likes to think that they are truly innovative, that there simply isn’t and has never been a company like theirs. At the end of the day however startups need to look at the industry in their sights and really examine which companies are [...]

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How Accelerate-IT Helped Mogl Fight Hunger

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Mogl wants to fight hunger with hunger. The four year old San Diego company is working with restaurants all around the country to provide loyalty-based donations for local food banks. With endorsements from such renowned entrepreneurs as Peter Diamandis of XPrize fame and the ever philanthropic Richard Branson, Mogl looks [...]

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Marketing Through the Door

Marketing Through the Door

While Coca Cola’s packaging and advertising gets the majority of the company’s praise, the soda giant has actually solved a much larger problem, adding to the success of the brand on a global scale and the ubiquitousness of the name: they mastered distribution. Coke can be found everywhere from the [...]

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Globalizing as an Entrepreneur

Globalizing as an Entrepreneur

Overseas expansion is increasingly vital for today’s technology entrepreneurs. Language barriers, time zone gaps, local socio-economic conditions, cultural mores and regional market dynamics make globalization a tricky set of obstacles to face. Many experts agree that it is largely intangible resources such as vision, drive and the willingness to take [...]

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Scanning the field.

Scanning the field.

If you were to be asked who your biggest competition is in London could you answer? You can understand your target market completely, but if someone else is already doing what you do, or doing what you do better, then it really doesn’t matter. Competitor analysis in marketing and strategic [...]

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One More Varsity CEO Summit Down

One More Varsity CEO Summit Down

We’ve once again concluded another successful Varsity CEO Summit and the results are in: we know how to throw one heck of a shindig. Our Varsity CEO Summits, held four times a year in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Boston, are designed to give like-minded CEOs the opportunity [...]

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