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Let’s Accelerate This!

Speaker | Accelerator aRCHITECT | Author of Accelerate This!

Hi, I’m Ryan.

I’m The Accelerator Guy. I’ve worked at, created and studied the most interesting incubators, accelerators and prize programs in the world.

Why? Our world faces vexing problems, and startups and the ecosystems that support them are one of the best tools we have to address the issues of climate change, inequality, injustice, employment and beyond.

I’m the author of “Accelerate This! A Super Not Boring Guide To Startup Accelerators And Clean Energy Entrepreneurship" – a best practices guide for both entrepreneurs and those interested in accelerators.

I leverage my experience and research to help design and run accelerator programs all over the world. Maybe I can help you accelerate?


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Accelerate This!

Accelerate This!

A Super Not Boring Guide To

Startup Accelerators And Clean Energy


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"The book is not only an extremely useful guidebook, but also asks critical questions like if accelerators are good for the economy and world. Kushner manages to keep a potentially dry topic fun all the way through tone and graphics without overdoing it.”

-Neal Gorenflo, Co-Founder, Sharable

“I'm thrilled that someone who actually knows what he's talking about decided to document it and set us all straight. Awesome read for those of us in the proverbial trenches!”

-Nathalie Molina, CEO, BRAVA Investments

“Great for the leaders of tomorrow, written by the leaders of today.”

-Andrew Beebe, Managing Director at Obvious Ventures

“Sitting down to read this book is like going to coffee with 3 dozen global entrepreneurs to find out what they do and why they do it.”

-Marjory Garrison, Senior Vice President M+R Communications

"This book is chock-full of useful frameworks, tools, stories, tips and tricks for both entrepreneurs and accelerators alike. And it is super duper not boring. Kushner brings his witty playful voice to the pages, making this genuine info-tainment."

-Amanda Ravenhill, Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute