What Founders Wish They Knew Beforehand

17 Apr 2019
10:00 - 10:50
Hub 01

What Founders Wish They Knew Beforehand

Powered by GEN New Zealand and Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)

We asked founders a simple question: “If you could give advice to your past self before entering an accerator programme, what would you say?”

This presentation collates the learnings of the founders who had been through the 20 accelerator programmes we have run in New Zealand over the last five years, covering topics such as:

  • Setting goals
  • Assembling the right team
  • Finding product-market fit
  • Focus
  • Working with mentors
  • Telling your story
  • Building buzz
  • Looking after yourself
  • Learning at pace

The founders relay the advice in their own words, which are beautiful, empathetic, poignant, and sometimes surprising.

This session will appeal to entrepreneurs who have been in, or are considering going through an accelerator programme, people running accelerators, and policy people searching for what entrepreneurs really need.