SheStarts documentary pulls back the curtain on life inside an accelerator: Here’s what we learnt (part one)

A new mini-documentary is allowing viewers to peek behind the curtain at BlueChilli’s SheStarts accelerator, offering an insight into some of the masterclasses, workshops and emotional moments that go on behind the scenes.

As the second cohort of startups graduate the program, SheStarts has released eight digestible seven- to nine-minute episodes through LinkedIn, offering snippets of inspiration and information as eight female-founded startups are put through their paces.

So, what are our heroes to learn? And what can we, in turn, learn from them? Tread carefully, there are spoilers ahead.

1. It’s about the founder, as well as the idea

Episode one sees startups pitching to join the accelerator program, with SheStarts director Nicola Hazell stressing the accelerator is looking for “ideas we believe in and want to invest in”.

However, they’re also looking for the right kind of people, Hazell says.

“We’re looking for founders who we believe have the grit to make it through the startup journey, and grow those ideas into globally scalable tech startups,” she says. Read more

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien - Startup Smart - 12 Oct 2018

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