Most of us know by now about all the great programs and resources various startup accelerators or incubators offer. My question is, does it always makes sense to apply to one of these programs? is there a reason not to apply? and from the many options, does anyone have feedback based on personal experience?
These are the programs that I know about that are interesting to me:
- YCombinator (for all the networking and buzz it generates).
- CapitalFactory (because they are in Austin and it is run by great entrepreneurs from the area - I live in Austin, TX).
- Founder Institute (I love Adeo Ressi' energy and brutal honesty when offering feedback to startups).
- TechStars (they offer better food than YCombinator and an impressive list of mentors).