SV Incubators – Stanford’s SSE Labs

Source: WSJ, May 2011

Like Y Combinator and other popular business accelerators, SSE Labs chooses the brightest founders from a large batch of applicants to participate in a weeks-long mentoring program, in this case for the three-month duration of the fall, spring or summer sessions.

Paul Graham, who heads Y Combinator, also sat down with them for a few hours, Mr. Ha said, stressing the community aspect of start-up accelerators–bringing entrepreneurs together allows them to feed off each other but also creates an added element of competition.

In three sessions, SSE Labs has received a total of 190 applications, and accepted 20 companies.


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