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Albuquerque

The Creative Startups Accelerator is Igniting The Creative Economy

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Since 2014, the Creative Startups accelerator has supported a wide range of creative entrepreneurs that went on to create 144 new jobs, raise $6.5 million, and bring in $7.9 million in new revenues. Those are great numbers for an accelerator that started in one area of New…

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Portland, Maine

Top Gun Accelerator Accepts 38 Startups into Class of 2017

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Top Gun, a program of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development designed to help entrepreneurs ramp up their businesses, announced today that 38 startups have been accepted into the 2017 class. The 2017 class will be largest in the accelerator program’s eight-year history. That’s due largely…

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Portland, Maine

MaineHealth, Unum Commit $200K to Support Startup Accelerator in Portland

By | Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

MaineHealth and Unum are betting that technology startups will drive significant innovation and growth within the healthcare industry, and are investing money and resources to attract some of those startups to Portland. The two companies — which are two of the largest employers in…

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6 Accelerators to Watch Out for in 2017

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it comes to success in the business world, startups get all the glory. Whether their innovative products have transformed a struggling industry or their fascinating new software has created a new means of doing business, startups are lorded as the heroes of innovation….

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Techstars and Target: Driving Innovation for Retail

By | Jan 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Techstars has announced that they’re opening applications for the 2017 class of Techstars Retail in partnership with Target. You can apply online, and applications are open through April 9th and the program starts in July. Recapping Last Year In case you missed it, the first year…

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Building a Startup Accelerator at a Large Company: Lessons from Target

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm

An accelerator is a great way to give innovative startups the chance to really grow in a supporting environment. And while they’re typically used by smaller companies, big corporations are starting to see the value in investing in new ideas. Recently, Target and Techstars…

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Seattle

Techstars Announces the Alexa Accelerator in Seattle

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With Amazon launching a new artificial intelligence platform that is available to outside developers and the holidays being right around the corner, interest in Alexa has never been higher. And now Techstars is getting in on the fun by announcing their expanded investment in the…

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Ask Techstars: Applying to an Accelerator

By | Oct 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Recently, Techstars held an AMA with Cody Simms, Greg Rogers (Executive Directors) and Nicole Glaros (Chief Product Officer) of Techstars. They answered questions from founders about applying to an accelerator. This is the first post in a series which includes a transcript of their answers…

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Little Rock

Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

By | May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

Gary Norcross, CEO of FIS Global – the world’s leading provider of financial technology services – kicked off the VC FinTech Accelerator at the Venture Center in Little Rock on Monday May 16. Norcross joined Tim Griffin, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, as well as…

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Columbus

Bunkers Labs and JPMorgan Chase Empowering Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

You’ve heard it a thousand times: experience trumps skill. And while un-molded talent can innovate new technologies with ease, veteran entrepreneurs know the importance of discipline when it comes to making a startup successful. Fortunately, Bunker Labs and JPMorgan have recognized experience as a necessity…

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Las Vegas

Iron Yard Ventures Announces Las Vegas Hospitality Accelerator

By | Apr 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

If you’ve ever driven to Las Vegas, you know the euphoric feeling that accompanies the journey. When you see the light at the top of the Luxor Hotel & Casino piercing the dark desert sky, you know you have finally made it. And if you’re a…

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DC

AT&T Aspire Application Deadline for EdTech Accelerator to Close February 5

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

From nonprofits to established organizations, there is continuous change benefiting the education space as a result of new technology. In an effort to kickstart these new ed-tech concepts, one telecom company created a $350 million commitment to make that happen. As part of AT&T’s…

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Northern Virginia

Virginia-Based Bunker Labs Accelerates Veteran Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Starting a business always comes with a unique set of challenges, but fortunately there are quite a few accelerators and incubators to overcome them. For veterans however, there are only a few programs designed from the ground up that embrace their grit and convert…

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How a Startup Accelerator Can Advance Your Business

By | Dec 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If your startup needs funding and you’re not sure where to turn, you may feel overwhelmed. After all, there are myriad ways to get cash for your startup, and none seem particularly easy. However, one of the best ways to advance your startup and…