& # 39; It's kind of funny; Human attachment arises when another direct task is going on, right? & # 39;
There are many of accelerators designed to get young startups to join their ranks instead of applying for Y Combinator, but selling Pioneer is a little different.
First of all, they are completely removed; Founder selected to participate in program chat with consultants via video chat. Second, Pioneer is primarily concerned with companies that are not yet companies, and sees itself more as a “startup generator” than as an accelerator to help entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley find out exactly what type of startup they want to build.
Earlier this month I wrote about the accelerator, which is managed by former YC partner Daniel Gross ,
My interview with Gross had some interesting longer fights that I didn't have room for, so I'll include the most important parts here. This interview was edited for the sake of length and clarity.
theinformationsuperhighway: Remote work seems to have its challenges; How did you overcome some of the problems of being a long-distance accelerator?
Daniel Gross: My overall picture is that remote can replace most of the real interaction. But there is less sluggishness if that makes sense, and I think you can build a real relationship and real relationships through group video chat on the Internet, but it takes a lot more thought and effort than if you only met the real one World.