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Ask Me Anything About Accelerators, Incubators, Labs & Studios

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

John Lynn
Co-Founder at cela

John is a globally recognized expert in startup accelerators via his work at Cela, where he and his colleagues build accelerator programs with universities, corporates, governments, and other large organizations. He is also a community leader in the NYC tech ecosystem and has been featured in the media on Forbes, at the Nasdaq, and a range of other channels. John has also spoken on innovation and acceleration across the United States, China, Japan, and other world stages. His work at Cela includes working with Cornell University to produce a comprehensive accelerator study, as well as the Cela Summit, which has been recognized by Techstars and the Global Accelerator Network as the first and only industry-level gathering for accelerators.

Course Description:

As entrepreneurship from individuals and small teams grows in communities and economies all over the country and world, so have the platforms that are built to support them. But what does each deliver for a founder, and what kinds of problems should founders seek to solve with different programs? Here, we'll hear from individual representatives from several different kinds of programs!

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of how to:


  • Further your startups’ growth during the pandemic.

  • Identify the role of studios, labs, incubators, and accelerator programs.

  • Discover what kinds of obstacles should founders seek to solve with different programs.