An investor, a venture leader and a CEO discuss the definition of a start-up accelerator.

“What is an accelerator?” was the first question pitched to SOSV investment partner Bill Liao, Silicon Republic CEO and editor-at-large Ann O’Dea and NDRC venture leader Carl Power, kicking off a panel discussion at the launch of SOSV Slingshot: Dublin at the NDRC.

The trio discussed a working definition for the term ‘accelerator’, outlining the three key elements required, and the opportunities and outcomes entrepreneurs can expect from them.

Words by Elaine Burke