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DIY Personal Advisory Board Part Two: Recruiting and Working with the Team

This article is part of a series on the Springboard process and the second half of a two-part post. Here is Part One. When we look to craft the coaching teams for the companies in our Springboard accelerator - Personal Advisory Boards - we first conduct an assessment to better…

DIY Personal Advisory Board Part One: Self-Assessment

This article is part of a series on the Springboard process and the first half of a two-part post. Here is Part Two. At Springboard, we run an 8-week individualized coaching program for the companies accepted for our accelerator. We identify each company's needs through a two-part assessment process, which…

The Problem With Judging Accelerator Success By The Numbers

This article is part of a series on the Springboard process. For an organization that runs accelerator programs like Springboard, metrics are intended to be an important and objective measure of success. We recently applied for the SBA's Global Accelerator Fund and TechCrunch Include and both asked us about how…

Five Recruiting Strategies We Use for Our Accelerator

This article is part of a series on the Springboard process. Like everyone else, we try to find the best companies in the world for our accelerator. We have a solid track record over 14 years, and we are often asked how we find the companies we select. Sometimes I…

Springboard's Secret Sauce

Someone last week asked me about our secret sauce. In other words, what is it about Springboard that gives us a differentiated competitive advantage? It's a topic I've discussed with many of our entrepreneurs, but we always focused on their secret sauce not Springboard's. To me, Springboard is a marketplace…

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