Join an Incubator or Accelerator

By Chiedo - Last updated on May 1st 2019

Once your software is ready and you have customers using it, it's time to kick things up.

It may be time to start reaching for major profitablity, scale, and potentially another round of funding.

If so, I recommend you join a startup accelerator.

Startup accelerators exist to help young startups scale.

They're usually a predefined length of time where you set specific goals, get resources, mentors and access to connections to reach them by the time you finish.

And in many cases, acceptance into an accelerator program comes with more funding.

If you need more time to mature your business and are looking for an even stronger support network and startup community, join a startup incubator.

Unlikely accelerators, startup incubators don't have a clear starting date and cut off. If you join a startup incubator, you can get as much support as you need.

Consult with your team and consult with your mentors and figure out whether an incubator or accelerator makes the most sense for you.

There aren't any more todos. If you've made it this far, you've got major potential.

Do some research and find accelerator programs across the country.

You can find incubators and accelerators in Virginia via this resource I created.

But now you're in the end game.

It's time to see how far down this rabbit hole goes.

I hope this was useful.

Best of luck.