Given the huge number of applications we had for the accelerator, one choice we had to make was how do we let people know they did not make the cut.
Having been on the receiving end of many “rejection” emails, I hated the generic “We reviewed your application and did not think it was a fit”.
So I decided to send personal hand crafted, no cut and paste, emails to every founder we could not accept – either because of their traction, the market they chose, the incomplete team they had or the fact that there were 2-3 other applicants in the same space that were further along and had more to show.
Over the last 4 days I have reviewed hundreds of youtube videos, demos and password protected mockups and wireframes.
Its hard and takes a lot of time, but that’s how we chose to differentiate ourselves – With a personal touch and taking the time to be human.
Again, to all those that applied, many thanks.
Since you have my email address (and phone number) feel free to connect with me in a few weeks so we can find ways to help you in any way possible.