Chinaccelerator was one of the first accelerators in China. Can you share some background about why Chinaccelerator was formed and how you identified the market need for an accelerator? China is a great place for mentorship-driven activities since the market is burgeoning and entrepreneurs are relatively inexperienced. Entrepreneurs are also extremely risk-averse and by providing […]

Founder Profile: ShopSpot

ShopSpot is a mobile app that makes buying and selling items as easy as tweeting! Just find something you want to sell, then Snap, Tag, and Post. That’s it. It’s for anyone who wants to get rid of tired old stuff, but too lazy to do it on a traditional online marketplace. In the Founder […]

Practicing What You Preach

After wrapping up year one of Launch Pad Ignition last June my co-founders and I took some time to reflect on our first year. The program was successful, but we knew there was room for improvement. The role of an accelerator is to identify startups with a strong team and winning idea and help them […]