November 15, 2012
Curious what life is like inside of a startup accelerator? Look no further than The Founders, a documentary web series that follows Birdbox, ROXIMITY and Ubooly from TechStars Boulder (ranked the #2 startup accelerator in the US).
This week’s episode focuses on dreaming big. As Jim Franklin, CEO at SendGrid puts it,
“There should be failure all over the place. If you don’t see a lot of mistakes, failure, and blood on the floor, people are playing it too safe.” (Tweet this)
According to Seth Levine, managing director at Foundry Group, risk aversion is only part of the equation and secondary to refining product.
“Figure out what it is you can do really well first, and then figure out what the business model is behind that…Priority one is to have an awesome product that blows people’s socks off.” (Tweet this)
You can catch up on all of the episodes for season three here.
Related reading: Check out Tech Cocktail’s report on selecting the right accelerator for your startup.
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