Being a part of Smarter in the City was instrumental to my business. My favorite mentor is Sarah McCary, she really taught me how to act and think like a CEO of an early stage start up. Her advice helped me to become a better leader.  I also really appreciated the sense of community among all the start ups. Having other founders to brainstorm ideas and have work parties was the equivalent of having another co-founder on the team .Everyone has different ideas and we became even more creative as figured out solutions together. I am glad I picked an accelerator focused on tech that had the right mentors in place to help our business go to the next level.