"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
AcceleratorWorks has developed an ecosystem that provides the resources and support needed to develop fundable technology companies—and then we fund them.
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG."
Accelerator Management Team
|Brian Patrick Cork
Cultural Architect, Leadership, and Capital Formation Expert
|Robert W. Twitchell, Jr.
Chief Technology Officer, Business and Intellectual Property Expert
|L. Gregory Henley, PH.D
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Best Practices
In The News...
Bob Twitchell Discusses Innovation vs Entrepreneurship
Video interview by TrendPOV: The Battle of the Decade - Innovation vs Entrepreneurship
Problems typically inherent in technology startups
- Lack of Venture Experience
- Narrow Management Skills: Have Technical, but not Business Expertise
- Improper synchronization between Marketing, Sales, and R&D
- Inadequate exposure to Experts, Support Programs, and Capital
To overcome these inherent problems, we utilize the four C's
Companies - Coaching - Connections - Capital
- Prospective Accelerator companies will be Platform, Vertical, or Plug-in companies--with some exceptions.
- Prospective companies go through an Accelerator Boot Camp to assess and analyze the startup.
- We seek synergies between our Accelerator Companies to further hasten their development.
- Are you ready to change the way you think and operate?
- Are you ready to accelerate and expand your opportunities in the marketplace?
- Led by well-established and renowned Executive Coach, Brian Patrick Cork, of Brian Cork Human Capital
- Experts Bob Twitchell and Dr. Greg Henley will also be coaching the accelerator companies
- Items of concern include Leadership, management team building, accounting/financial management
- Sales/Marketing and R&D •Intellectual Property Management/Patents
- The goal is to create "capital friendly" companies that are ready for investment
- Pool of contacts that range from financing sources to business partners, universities, and the U.S. government
- Finding, selecting, and hiring the best employees
- Creating advisory board and eventually, a board of directors
- Advisory board and board of directors provide credibility, and are a critical component to making the accelerator company “capital friendly”
- Capital investment is the final step and last of the four C’s
- Over 600 million raised for qualified companies
- We have developed an ecosystem that provides the support needed to develop “Capital Friendly” companies
- An Investment Committee is established to determine who is ready for funding
- The Investment Committee is responsible for monitoring all investments