Leading Indicator: How to Start-up... Faster

When Y Combinator accepted its first batch of startups in Cambridge, Mass., in 2005, no one paid it much mind. One decade and 800 companies worth a collective $30 billion later, every budding business and team of founders worth their seed capital goes through an accelerator. These programs provide startups with the mentorship and resources they need over a fixed period of time to successfully “graduate” or launch into the market.