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Best Practices Designing and Running Startup Accelerators

This white paper by Andy Cars draws on key lessons from Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups how to design and run startup accelerators.

The Innovator’s Handbook 2018

This is a collaborative work based on 88 questions from people driving innovation in large organizations and with answers from 28 experts, including Andy Cars, Brant Cooper, Cris Beswick, Dan Toma, Gifford Pinchot, Jan Kennedy, Nick de Mey, Simone Ahuja, Simon Hill, Tendayi Viki and Tristan Kromer.


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