Learn more about David Matthews on our mentor page!
What was the most important thing a mentor ever did for you?
Taught me how to evolve from a mom/pop management structure to a professional management structure.
What do you think an accelerator can do for Oklahoma?
I believe that a well-executed accelerator program can bring venture capital investment back to the state to complement angel and government funding sources.
What do you think a mentor can do for a startup? How can a mentor help?
A great mentor can help an entrepreneur in several key ways: share relevant experience that can short-cut the path to success, evolve the business strategy, make strategic connections, and sharpen the presentation — both to the customer and to the investor.
What kind of technologies and companies do you currently find interesting?
Software as a service, mobility software, eLearning, all types of software & services that provide operational efficiencies.
What is the most important part of a company’s application when applying to an accelerator?
Relevant team experience that will contribute toward successful execution; a value proposition that’s powerful enough to enable a venture return on investment.