Small business comment: To accelerator not?
Leanna Byrne visited the Dublin accelerator of the National Digital Research Centre
Lately, it seems that for a lot of start-ups at the early ideas stage the point of validation is for them to get accepted onto an accelerator programme.
Built to propel the growth of a business, accelerators will provide funding to start-ups, mentorship, access to technology and expertise, office space and a dynamic community.
What might take a start-up 18 months on their own is packed into three to six months on an accelerator programme....
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