Incubators

DC

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour Comes to D.C.

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 11:12 pm

We’re proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. We’ve talked about the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour for the past couple of weeks. The tour is visiting…

Incubators

NYC Media Lab Launches Program to Fund Notable Media Startups

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

NYC Media Lab, a consortium of New York City university and major media and tech companies, announced the launch of a new program called Combine – an initiative aimed at supporting and growing high-potential media startups from faculty and students at the city’s universities….

Incubators

Chicago

Roniin Connects Experienced Entrepreneurs with New Blood

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Paul Lee is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He spent years investing in startups as a General Partner at Lightbank, and sat on the board of directors of many of them. All of this experience led him to do what comes naturally to…

Incubators

Baltimore

Big Ideas Coming out of UMD’s Startup Shell Incubator

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

The University of Maryland is part of the reason that Maryland, as a state, is producing some really innovative entrepreneurial talent. Their student-run incubator and co-working space Startup Shell (shell, because the UMD mascot is the Terrapin -very clever, guys), which opened in 2012, is home to…

Coworking spaces

Dallas

Coworking Space for Women-Only Opens in Dallas [PHOTOS]

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Last Friday, an incubator and coworking space for women only launched in downtown Dallas called The Kaleidoscope for Her. The space will host events and courses for women, including one-month, two-month, and four-month programs to help them test their business ideas, get them off…

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Incubators

Philadelphia

DreamIt Ventures Kicks Off Its Program for Women

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm

This week, startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures kicked off its Winter 2015 class in Philadelphia and the first run of its accelerator for women, DreamIt Athena. Announced in November, DreamIt Athena is a special program for women-led startups. Companies selected join the regular DreamIt cohort…

Breaking News

DC

Data Transparency: What Can It Do For Us?

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Professionals from the tech, business, and government industries will convene on January 23rd and 24th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC for Collaborate, an event aimed at educating participants on the implications of open data. Among those attending…

Accelerator

Dallas

Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last…

Accelerator

The Top 30 Startup Accelerators Ranked

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

Startup accelerators have been around for almost 10 years now, and the landscape is starting to change. We’re seeing more and more international accelerators, as well as programs for niche industries and niche demographics. In Accelerate: Founder Insights into Accelerator Programs, authors Luke Deering,…

Accelerator

San Francisco

One Reason Y Combinator Doesn’t Have More Women Founders

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

In March, Y Combinator president Sam Altman asked the Twittersphere what YC could do to encourage more women to start companies. Last week, Women.com CEO and Y Combinator grad Susan Johnson indirectly provided an answer with her Medium post, “Y Combinator + Being a Mom.”…

Accelerator

Austin

Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is…

Business

Miami

Miami Dade College Receives $2.18 Million from Knight Foundation for Idea Center

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Miami Dade College’s new entrepreneurship hub, the Idea Center, announced their $2.18 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Idea Center is set to become a collaborative space for students to find resources and training to develop their entrepreneurial…

Announcements

Baltimore

DreamIt Baltimore Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of HealthTech Startups

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The global accelerator DreamIt Ventures has announced that it is now accepting applications for DreamIt Health Baltimore, a four-month acceleration program based in one the country’s leading cities for health. With access to institutions like Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland, healthtech startups…

Elevator Pitch

17 Things Only Accelerator Graduates Understand

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Accelerators are the entrepreneurial equivalent of band camp – away from reality, stuck with your peers for all hours of the day, putting up with dubious living and culinary conditions. But there’s no more tightly-knit group than the marching band kids, right? After finishing an…