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    The Business of Engineering Podcast | Episode Four Discussion Thread - Accelerating Your Business

      The Business of Engineering podcast is a monthly round table discussion in which startup leaders and entrepreneurs discuss various issues related to working in the tech and electronics market. This is the discussion thread for Episode Four - Accelerating Your Business



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      Episode Summary


      Accelerator programs promise valuable mentorship and networking opportunities for new and emerging startups - but often require a significant commitment of time and resources in return. In this episode of the Business of Engineering Podcast, we chat to accelerator veterans from both sides of the table to explore the benefits and challenges associated with joining a program, and the most effective ways to get the best out of your experience.




      Ben Barker

      Founder and M.D. at Artemis, a company specialising in producing high quality, innovative cold brew coffee products.


      Ian Emberton

      Founder and M.D. at Xerogrid, a company that develops, designs and manufactures off-grid renewable energy systems to provide reliable, clean electricity in areas where mainstream sources are unavailable or unreliable.


      Annabell Gast

      Entrepreneurial Acceleration Manager at the Natwest Business Accelerator, a program that enables entrepreneurs across the UK to reach their full potential through coaching, mentoring and one-to-one support.


      Talking points addressed in this episode...


      • Introductions [0.00]
      • Why businesses join accelerator programs [9.15]
      • What makes a good candidate for acceleration? [15.00]
      • Asking - and answering - the tough questions about your business [29.00]
      • Expectation vs Reality - The most common misconceptions about Accelerators [35.00]


      Have you experienced any of the issues discussed in this episode? Share your thoughts, questions for our guest contributors and any feedback you might have in the comments section below.


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