Here are the Manufacturing Accelerator Beliefs (1st Draft 3-19-15):
- The manufacturing accelerator will be a network of contract manufacturers, manufacturing distributors and OEMs.
- In addition to accelerator companies, we will build a network of machine makers, service providers, bankers, industrial real estate and foreign sourcing experts to assist our investment companies.
- Manufacturing Accelerator companies will be able to operate with autonomy.
- We seek out first good people. People that can manage and grow companies. Key characteristics of our CEOs are trustworthiness, attentiveness to needs of the market and quality engineering.
- We invest in long-term growth. There are no quarterly goals to be met. CEOs have long term opportunities to see their vision become a reality.
- The Manufacturing Accelerator will itself be sparse. We will have a Chairman, CFO and Automation Engineer. We expect our CEOs to be high-level engineers and operators.
- Manufacturing Accelerator will almost never sell accelerator companies.