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#4 Product of the DayFebruary 09, 2015
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Hey, Guido. I'm the founder of Seed-DB (http://www.seed-db.com) Seed-DB does something similar but focuses on data (specifically fundraising data) instead of reviews. Maybe we should collaborate?
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This could be useful for discovering accelerators in specific regions or those with a specific focus (e.g. healthcare, education). The reviews aspect could be the most useful; however, it's the easiest for people to game. How are you planning to manage that, @guvorsch?
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@guvorsch If you're looking for a review of start-up chile (which i don't see on your list): http://www.horizonapp.co/blog/St... Overall, I like the idea of bringing more visibility to these other accelerators. What I ultimately want to see is who (companies/individuals) is in the network, and what specific verticals are they in -- and how likely alumni are to help each other in meaningful ways.
@rrhoover @guvorsch For what it's worth, Guido sent us a specific email asking me about my company's experience in our accelerator, asking us to fill out an anonymous survey and providing a unique URL. I don't think you can easily game that system - it's one way.
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The whatsapp/tweet/share/edit/add etc buttons didn't do anything for me when viewing on iPhone in ProductHunt browser
This looks like a great initiative. Very interesting. Potential suggestions: 1) Rather than total number of companies that have gone through the accelerator; it could be good to see the average number of companies per batch. 2) Purely quantitative reviews could be a bit subjective. It could be great to get more qualitative reviews. e.g. pull quotes from entrepreneurs that have been through it. (i.e. think GlassDoor) 3) A great way for you to get reviews would be to collate reviews that alumni have posted online. e.g. for AngelPad: - https://medium.com/mammoth-stori... - https://medium.com/@julesterrien... 4) I agree w/ @jedc : you guys should collaborate. It'd be cool to see: a) the average amount of funding that a company raises after going through the accelerator; b) any notable exits/large companies to come out of the accelerator. e.g. for AngelPad, MoPub sold to Twitter for a few hundred million $
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@guvorsch re #3, you could also just reach out to those person and/or scrape their reviews