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January 8, 2020 41 min
Is a business accelerator right for me?
Startup Accelerators, like Techstars and Ycombinator, have become very popular in the past 5 years. Being able to tap into the knowledge of those who have been there done that when launching and growing a business can be the difference between success and failure.
Chris Peacock is the CEO of Aquaoso, a startup that recently went through the Techstars accelerator in Denver, Colorado. Chris and half of his team moved to Colorado to participate in the three month program while the other half of his team continued daily operations of the business.
I sat down with Chris to talk about his and his team’s experience going through a business accelerator program. Chris shares that it was a tough decision to take half of his team away from the business to work on strategy, but worth it! He believes him and his team learned a years worth of lessons in those three months and his company is prepared to scale at a much faster rate.
On this episode you will learn what type of business benefits most from business accelerators, what to expect when going through one of these programs, and how accelerator’s prepare you and your company to scale at a very rapid rate.
Growing a startup is not easy. If you are looking to drive growth as quickly as possible, then an accelerator program might be the best way to set yourself up for success. Find out from this interview whether or not this is the right route for you.
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Aquaoso is a water risk and research tech company. Their platform works with lenders to understand the water risk for the agricultural industry. For more information about Aquaoso check out their website: https://aquaoso.com/ -  Mark Haney is a serial entrepreneur that has experience growing companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He is currently the CDO and founder of HaneyBiz, a business services platform that helps entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs. HaneyBiz offers outsourced accounting, digital marketing, HR, and investment opportunities.  -  Instagram: http://instagram.com/themarkhaney  Facebook: www.facebook.com/themarkhaney  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markehaney  Website: http://haneybiz.com  Audio Boom: https://audioboom.com/channels/5005273  Twitter: http://twitter.com/themarkhaney
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