• This video was recorded during a live Google Hangout on Air (8/8/13) with Sam Teller, Managing Director of Launchpad LA. He explains strategies to help applicants stand out among hundreds and he discusses common pitfalls he sees founders make when pitching their business. The video speaks about following topics:
  • Should you join an accelerator?
  • The Online Application
  • High level tips for the online application
  • A online sample application
  • Build something
  • How to build something if you aren't technical
  • Should you have an AngelList profile?
  • Describing your company in one sentence
  • The pitch deck
  • Describing your team
  • Do you know someone in the network?
  • What's new about what you're making? Why now?
  • How will you make money?
  • Describing your competition
  • Traction
  • How will you acquire customers?
  • The Meeting
  • Communicating traction to investors
  • Building your narrative
  • Quantified evidence of traction
  • Getting an investor to act
  • What happens if you don't get in?
  • Possible reasons you don't get into an accelerator




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 644847