Your accelerator program just ended…

and you’ve run out of cash.

Validate your product.

The first thing you should do is to determine if your product market fit is still valid.

So what went wrong?

It was probably (surely) execution. Perhaps you hired the wrong team. Maybe your product design didn’t connect with your target market. You might have made unproductive spending decisions.

Get your bearings.

Where were you before the program? If you didn’t get in in the first place, what would you have done? What do you have today?

Man up and bootstrap!

You’ve been there before. You have a minimal amount of cash (if at all) that you have to spend wisely.


Being accepted to an accelerator program is something you can brag about to new investors. Your takeaways from the program are now part of your resume so be sure to use them.

You’re only dead if you say so.

Being cashless at the end of an accelerator program isn’t the end of the world.



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