Accelerators remain crucial in business development
The opportunities presented to businesses at the startup stage are phenomenal. Various outlets such as crowdfunding platforms have launched countless products and companies into mainstream popularity, including the Pebble E-Paper Watch, the Ouya, the Oculus Rift, and more. Other than crowdfunding platforms, traditional accelerators have also been crucial in the growth of the startup sector.
The effectiveness of accelerators have been put to the test time and time again, and Singularity Hub has discovered that this platform is critical to upcoming entrepreneurs. Accelerator programs not only provide startups with more room to grow, but they also create a network for budding entrepreneurs to connect with each other. Additionally, their research found that startups who undergo accelerator programs also have more chances of getting funded by capitalists the first time around.
What accelerators do best is that they create an ecosystem of startups filled with business savvy entrepreneurs through learning and funds. Moreover, these startups develop a deeper understanding of other industries with the help of their fellow entrepreneurs who are undergoing the same program, which is also one major catalyst for their maturity.
Accelerator programs serve as great stepping stones, but once startups reach a certain point of maturity, they’ll have to turn their attention to other funding models. As good as they are, accelerator programs don’t draw huge chances for funding, but that is where the Public Accelerator-Incubator (PAI) model shines.
How PAI solves the problems of startups and investors
Created by business management and development consultancy firm, AJENE WATSON, LLC, and deployed by Digital Arts Media Network, Inc. (OTCMKTS:DATI), the PAI serves not as a disruptor to accelerator and incubators, but as a complement to them. The PAI model is the structure startups need for further funding opportunities as it understands the worries of capitalists with regards to how their investments would do years after the initial funding stage.
The PAI model gives investors access to liquidity in as early as 24 months through its flagship product, Angels+. In comparison, the standard time for assets to reach enough maturity for liquidity is 10 years. Digital Arts Media Network’s program direct investors to startups that have the most potential.
Startups who are able to become part of the PAI model are those that have reached a certain stage in their market growth. This means they have already developed their business plans, have likely raised some money and are already well on their way into marketing.
Additionally, there are microcap and disenfranchised investors who barely have access to a promising pool of startups. Digital Arts Media Network makes this a thing of the past with its growing portfolio of high-valued startups.
Through the PAI, Digital Arts Media Network is able to help both startups and investors by creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem for them to thrive in.
Many entrepreneurs are taking their chances in various industries and they won’t be able to stand on their own. Accelerators and incubators help startups get off the ground and the PAI model provides a further boost.