Accelerators for startups in Europe

Speaking of Europe vs Silicon Valley, it looks like YC increased the number of Euro founders they took into their last batch (26).

What the article doesn’t say is that YC actually is aggressively scaling its operations - just look at the size of the staff (I’ve been saying it for a while). And scaling includes increased scope and size of their school as well, which is a great funnel towards the YC accelerator.

YC is free of charge, open to anybody and competes directly with the local accelerators that matter in Europe, which, in turn, rather focus to convert corporate heads into startup people than having an all-inclusive approach.

In other related news, there is another American accelerator which notably hired two employees to do sales on the European grounds. Their model is different though as they require customers pay for materials and network, and upon graduation may get funded.

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