New Book: The Accelerator Survival Guide

My next book is now up for pre-order and shipping in a month. The Accelerator Survival Guide: How to lead, design and execute great programs.

This guide is a collection of experiences, a few rants, some frameworks, and awesome startup accelerator best practices. It’s the ideal starting point for program directors but any member of an accelerator’s staff can find value within its pages. Learn how to maximize your program and avoid the major pitfalls with this true survival guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    • Building a Team
    • Investment Structure
    • Mentor Networks
  2. Dealflow
    • Getting Applications
    • Outreach and Scouting
    • Generating Referrals 
    • Managing Interviews and Pipeline
    • Selection Process
  3. Running Your Program
    • Onboarding
    • Day 1 Kick-Off
    • A Typical Week
    • Program Curriculum and Calendar 
    • Motivating Founders
    • KPI and Growth Tracking 
  4. Demo Day Success
    • The Art of the Pitch
    • Show Logistics
    • Working with Investors
    • The Day After Demo Day
  5. Follow Up and Alumni Support
    • Program Wrap Up
    • Follow-on Investing
    • Supporting Founders Long Term

Sean Percival

Sean Percival is an American author, investor and entrepreneur.