In the last 10 years, following the launch of Y-Combinator, accelerators have popped up around the planet to help entrepreneurs grow their startups and seemed to have become a right of passage for a tech founder. What value do they actually bring? How can you differentiate between charlatans and the real deal? What should you pay attention to before applying to an accelerator? Can they really help you make it or break it? In this talk, we will look inside the business of accelerators.