I've been in the startup world for a while now, so sometimes I throw jargon around and forget that not everyone lives in this universe. So let's take a step back: What's an accelerator anyway?
Startup accelerators support early-stage companies through education, mentorship, and financing. In short: some insanely successful business people are going to help me get my company off the ground within 3 months (and probably make me cry a few times along the way, but that's neither here nor there).
My dreams of starting a startup always included being in an accelerator. It's like the ivy league education of the startup world. So when I got accepted into the Founder Institute, I didn't question enrolling for one second.
But despite this being a bucket-list dream, I have to admit: I was really scared to start. Accelerators—and Founder Institute in particular—have a reputation for being really, really hard.
Is it true? Yes. This is a full-time job. The deliverables are no joke. I have to bust my butt all day every day to keep up.
But is it worth it? An emphatic yes. I'm meeting brilliant entrepreneurs from all over the world, and they're helping me become the best entrepreneur I can be.