Telenet Idealabs Accelerator 2014

Telenet Idealabs Accelerator 2014

Shape, build and launch to market in 4 months! #stoptalkingstartbuilding
Aug 10 '14
Didn't get selected, Live in or around Ghent? Want to join my bootstrap circle?

On Friday I was really disappointed when we didn't get selected for next week's pitch and not just because of the money: I had high hopes about how the program could help us get media coverage in the Belgian press and about the peer group that I would be joining. It’s good to have outsiders to keep you accountable an
Didn't get selected, Live in or around Ghent? Want to join my bootstrap circle?

On Friday I was really disappointed when we didn't get selected for next week's pitch and not just because of the money: I had high hopes about how the program could help us get media coverage in the Belgian press and about the peer group that I would be joining. It’s good to have outsiders to keep you accountable and to help you think outside of your own box.

Today however I realized that we can get all of those benefits, except for the cash of course, without the help of an accelerator program. We don’t need the permission of some jury, we are entrepreneurs. By definition we are self-selectors. There is no reason why we can’t start a circle of founders that will give us similar or possibly even better benefits than an accelerator could give us.

That is why I am calling on all the bootstrappers that live in or around Ghent. If you want to join an extended network of hustlers that will kick your butt when you loose focus and help you open doors that otherwise would remain closed, I want you to be part of my bootstrap circle.

If that's you, send me a mail at kristof@pronovix.com

I've also published this call on Linkedin, can you help me spread the word?
www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140810174334-1226978-who-wants-to-join-my-bootstrap-circle-in-ghent
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Lieven J , Glenn Van C and 3 more gave heat
Kristof Van Tomme
Kristof Van Tomme August 11 2014
I've had a really good response on my message so I've set up a first meeting this Wednesday. I'm organising it through meetup.com:

www.meetup.com/BootCircle-Ghent-Growing-our-startups-together/events/200289682/