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California’s Silicon Valley can stake an unrivaled claim as the world's most successful innovation region. The area has built an unprecedentedly brilliant ecosystem that has supported successful startups for decades now: Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Uber, Airbnb, and the like have changed the way that we work, play, and live in the twenty-first century. One of the least well-known keys to the region’s success is the growing number of “accelerators” in Silicon Valley that help startups. Accelerators help by bringing a startup’s product to the market, refining their business idea, developing their product, strengthening their team, designing a marketing strategy, attracting initial customers, and raising funds, all while coping with the unique hardships of the high-pressure startup life. Though short lived, accelerators act as a key behind-the-scenes early life support system.
In Accelerators in Silicon Valley, Peter Ester explores in detail how these “schools of startup entrepreneurship” operate to empower startups, and thus bring success to themselves. The book ultimately asks (and answers) one key question: What can we learn from how Silicon Valley accelerators help startups to become successful companies? Accelerators in Silicon Valley is a book for anyone who shares a fascination for building a successful startup in an ever-evolving economy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title, Title, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Epigraph, Dedication
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Foreword
  2. Vish Mishra
  3. pp. 9-10
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Peter Ester
  3. pp. 11-14
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  1. The Interviewees and their Accelerators
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. 1. Silicon Valley: The DNA of an Entrepreneurial Region
  2. pp. 21-36
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  1. 2. Innovation and Startups in Silicon Valley: An Ecosystem Approach
  2. pp. 37-62
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  1. 3. Unique Selling Points: Accelerator Philosophy, Business Model, and Cooperation
  2. pp. 63-88
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  1. 4. Strong Teams Will Win: How Accelerators Select and Coach Startup Teams
  2. pp. 89-104
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  1. 5. Working on a Dream: Accelerator Startup Programs
  2. pp. 105-118
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  1. 6. Accelerator Darlings, Challenges, and Future Plans
  2. pp. 119-136
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  1. 7. What Can Europe Learn From Silicon Valley Accelerators?
  2. pp. 137-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. References
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Appendix 1
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Appendix 2
  2. pp. 173-176
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048538683
Related ISBN
9789462987166
MARC Record
OCLC
1112364898
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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