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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Demystifying the Startup Accelerator Journey

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To optimize your chances of becoming a corporate CEO, graduate from a top tier MBA program. To optimize your chances of getting drafted for the NFL, play for a Division 1 college. To optimize your chances of a successful startup do you join an accelerator program? If you're an entrepreneur, it’s hard to imagine ANY better environment than a startup accelerator to increase your chance of success. Offering seed funding, mentoring, office space, and investor exposure, accelerators seem to be the perfect startup boot camps. But what are the must-knows in this evolving accelerator landscape? With over 230 programs and thousands of startups fighting to be accepted to them, it's never been more important to know fact from fiction. Our perfectly stacked panel of experts and accelerator graduates will demystify the application process, experience and what you can expect to gain from attending a top-tier accelerator. Attendees will walk away refreshingly knowledgeable about startup accelerators.

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Matthew Cartagena

Co-author of Accelerate, VineUp
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Luke Deering

Co-founder/CEO, VineUp
Luke Deering is Co-founder and CEO at VineUp. Prior to VineUp, Luke worked for Estée Lauder before joining New York City startup Panjiva.
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Patrick Riley

Exec Dir, Global Accelerator Network
Patrick Riley is the CEO the Global Accelerator Network. Most recently he was on the executive team at Techstars where he oversaw its business development. He started his career working for W.L. Gore and Associates and moved into the leadership of the American Red Cross in Washington... Read More →
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Diane Tate

Program Mgr, Mozilla
Diane (Bisgeier) Tate is Program Manager for Mozilla's Developer Engagement Program. She previously managed Mozilla's WebFWD startup program.

Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402

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