ASSESSING · VALUING · MENTORING · NURTURING · COMMERCIALIZING· MONETIZING
What would win nearly every time? What if you knew in advance which growth strategies would succeed, and which would fail?
Clayton Christensen, Disruptive Innovation
IT’S ARRIVED, FINALLY.
The Southern California Accelerator combines elements of an accelerator and an incubator. Accelerator is not, however, a venture capital fund.
“What has made possible the emergence of the entrepreneurial economy in America is new applications of management … to new enterprises; … to small enterprises; … and above all to systematic innovation”.
Peter Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Accelerator identifies early stage investment opportunities, as young as the concept stage of development, and develops a fund to invest in those opportunities. Opportunities originate with entrepreneurs or with university scholars who develop practical solutions to pressing problems.
“If I’d asked customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”
Attributed to Henry Ford
SoCal Accelerator rigorously assesses early-stage opportunities to understand the appropriate business model, market positioning, nature of the innovation within the marketplace, appropriate strategy for success, financial needs, and return on investment. Opportunities that pass the assessment proceed to a management and leadership assessment, and, clearing that hurdle, are eligible for early-stage funding subject to agreement on terms.
- Small, med & large enterprise potential
- Low, medium or high growth potential
- Nano – to micro-cap companies
SoCal Accelerator identifies early stage opportunities across a variety of industries using a rigorous set of analytical tools and will invest in selected ventures. Beyond the analytics, a crucial criteria is entrepreneur coachability.