Startup accelerators tend to evaluate the merits of an entrepreneur's idea and the strength of his or her team when deciding whether to admit a company, according to participants in a recent panel discussion. Startup accelerators can be good for some founders, but they aren't for everyone, writes Anastasia Roumelioti. "If you already have the knowledge, a great team, a strong commitment to your idea and venture, and access to network that can support you with mentorship and later on with funding, then getting into an accelerator might not be a good idea," she writes.

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