July 12, 2023

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Accelerator operators coming together

AcceleratorFest is a specialized event, designed for the directors, program managers and community managers who drive acceleration programs across the globe.

Only open to the directors, managing directors, and community managers of accelerator programs.

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What you can expect

Running a startup accelerator is challenging and as the industry evolves, accelerators are facing increased expectations for improved results and more value for startups. In partnership with MAIN, AcceleratorFest is back for a 10th edition as a forum for discussions on best practices and challenges faced by those running acceleration programs. Key players in the industry have been invited to facilitate important and sometimes challenging conversations. Attendees will be invited to actively participate, engage in exchanges, and engage in debates to establish valuable global connections.

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July 12

5:00 PM


Welcome to AcceleratorFest!

5:10 PM


Inspiring the Future: What Does it Mean to Accelerate Startups in 2023?

5:30 PM


Reframing Our Ecosystem: A Macro Perspective on Startup Success

6:45 PM


Networking Break

7:15 PM


Elevating our Practices: How to be (even) Better Accelerators?

8:45 PM


Takeaways and Closing Remarks


Katy Yam

Partner, Real Ventures and General Manager, FounderFuel

Caroline Widmer

Director, Pulse Incubateur HES

Douglas Soltys

Editor in Chief, BetaKit

Marwan Elfitesse

Head of startups, STATION F

Louis-Félix Binette

Executive Director, MAIN

Christine Forget

Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Partnerships, Cycle Momentum

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