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Startup ‘decelerators’ aim to inspire creativity in picturesque locations

Startup ‘decelerators’ aim to inspire creativity in picturesque locations July 2, 2013 by Stephanie SUTANTO Image: Change Ventur.es A new wave of initiatives, or ‘decelerators’ as they are called, are inviting entrepreneurs to spend a couple of days, or even weeks recuperating against picturesque backdrops. Programs such as deceler8.me and Geeks on a Beach believe that such settings build a more relaxed atmosphere for entrepreneurs to be rejuvenated, which will in turn inspire creativity and fruitful collaboration among participants. It is the exact opposite of startup accelerators , marked by its frenetic pace and sleepless nights. From the scenic beaches of Boracay Island, Philippines to the great cultural history Bali offers, Asia offers plenty of potential locations for decelerators. Bali is home to two of them: deceler8.me and Change Ventur.es , both run by Grace Clap...

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