Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Not from concentrate.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


         

Please log in.
Before you can vote, you need to register. Please log in or create an account.

Accelerator Field Trips to Failure

Creativity comes from mixing up more than novelty
  (+2)
(+2)
  [vote for,
against]

There are many successful startup accelerators near me (Y- combinator, 500.co, & many copycats).

They get a batch of ~100 people every 3-6 months & train them up in product, strategy, marketing, finance, operations, with experienced mentors. Then, at the end, do a big "demo day" where they invite investors to take them to the next steps.

What they don't do, is really expose these people to the non- elite. The boring, the weird, the failures, the common. These places are really bubbles of the elite, mentored by elite, & introduced to the elite.

Yet, their customers will NOT be the elite. To succeed, they have to understand how the majority lives.

Beyond marketing to the non-elite, they need to get more creative in their product strategy & UI/UX. Creativity is fostered more by mixing existing things than by creating novelty from muses/ether.

So, let's get the accelerators to visit boring, common places, taking factory tours of a chicken farm, or a GED study program, or a church, a free health clinic, or any other place that 99% of the companies, mentors, and investors never visit.

If you run such a place, let me know. I will boldly contact these accelerators to make introductions for you.

sophocles, Jul 07 2015

Center for Accessibility http://dclibrary.or...vices/accessibility
[JesusHChrist, Jul 07 2015]

[link]






       How about if they come visit a library for the blind?
JesusHChrist, Jul 07 2015
  

       JHC: fantastic relevant example. But, most of these accelerators are out on the West Coast like me. It'd be more fully bakable if we could find similar ones within a short lyft/drive/bus/etc.
sophocles, Jul 07 2015
  

       Any cheap flights to Detroit?
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2015
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle