Accelerator

Forget Unicorn Hunting: The First Accelerator for Revenue Companies

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Earlier today, Betaspring – the Providence, RI-based startup accelerator consistently ranked among the top in the country – announced the launch of RevUp, the first accelerator of its kind aimed at “revenue-first” companies. Blending together some of the core features of Betaspring’s current accelerator…

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San Diego

Qualcomm, Techstars Welcome 10 Companies to Their Robotics Accelerator

By | May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back in January Techstars partnered up with Qualcomm to power a joint accelerator program focused specifically on robotics. The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator yesterday announced to the world the 10 robotics companies that will be participating in the four month, mentorship driven program. All 10…

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Miami

Amadeus Launches New Program to Help Travel Startups

By | May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced today the launch of “Amadeus for Startups,” a new program designed to equip travel startups in the North American marketplace with industry leading technology, expertise, and consultative support to navigate the complexities of…

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Madison

Gener8tor to Host Premiere Night for Madison’s Startup Scene

By | May 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tomorrow night in Madison, Wisconsin gener8tor will host their Premiere Night as five startup companies present their businesses to more than 400 attendees. The event will feature companies that have successfully completed the gener8tor Madison 2015 accelerator program, which provides funding, mentorship, and training…

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Raleigh

DC’s EduCanon, Raleigh’s Lea(R)n Selected for Aspire Accelerator

By | May 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

This morning, AT&T kicked off its Aspire Accelerator – its effort to develop edtech ventures utilizing mobile tech, apps, and services to help educators and students succeed – and announced the five edtech startups that are participaing in its inaugural class. Among them are…

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Austin

Seed Sumo Announces New Startup Accelerator Class

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Startup accelerator, Seed Sumo, announced the eight participating companies in its second annual year. The founders will participate in the three-month program starting May 20, which includes intensive mentoring, business model design, and a twist on demo day for investors.  “We really had a…

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San Francisco

Calling All Hardware Startups! Highway1 Wants Your Applications

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It was only days ago we reported that Highway1’s Spring 2015 class is their best funded to date. But they’ll be looking to top that this fall as they’ve just announced that they’re currently accepting applications to the hardware accelerator. It’s set to start…

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Cognicity Challenge Announces First Two Smart City Winners

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

London has a new accelerator coming out of the Canary Wharf Group that is focusing on smart city technologies. The Cognicity Challenge is a twelve-week intensive program where promising startups are provided with a series of workshops, expert mentoring, and networking opportunities.  The Challenge has recently announced their…

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St. Louis

SixThirty Announces Spring 2015 Accelerator Cohort

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

SixThirty might not invest in as many companies as other accelerators, but that’s because they give each of their selected startups a $100,000 investment. And it’s not like there are only a few people applying for the young, but powerful, accelerator either: this year…

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St. Louis

Former Wells Fargo Exec Joins SixThirty as Managing Partner

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Part of what makes St. Louis a great tech ecosystem is the number of corporations that are willing to work with the local startups. In specific, St. Louis has become famous for having the benefit of massive financial institutions in its downtown area. SixThirty,…

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San Francisco

Former 500 Startups Participant Joins 500 Investment Team

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

There was big news coming out of 500 Startups recently that Elizabeth Yin would be joining the 500 Investment team to run the Mountain View accelerator. That’s the very accelerator she herself went through as part of 500 Startups Batch 2. During her time…

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San Francisco

The Highway1 Spring 2015 Class is Their Best Funded Class to Date

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Highway1, PCH’s hardware accelerator, recently announced the new class of startups in their intensive four month program which began in February. The Spring 2015 class will be the first to work in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility, which sits adjacent to PCH’s Innovation…

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Dallas

Spring 2015 Tech Wildcatters Class is Their Biggest to Date

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Spring of 2015 marks the biggest class Tech Wildcatters has ever admitted into their b2b accelerator based out of Dallas, Texas. The current class is very unique across many different verticals, but the common thread linking them all together is a strong focus on enterprise. According…

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NYC

New Accelerator Launches in NYC to Boost EdTech Startups

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

EDGE Edtech, the New York, NY-based “startup generator” founded by edtech veterans Don Burton (whose resume includes time at Disney Education and Kaplan) and Jonathan D. Harber (former CEO of Pearson K12 Technology), has launched its 2015 EDGE Accelerator program in the city. Aimed…

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The Top 20 US Startup Accelerators Ranked

By | Mar 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

At SXSW, the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project released its 2015 ranking of the best startup accelerators, topped by AngelPad, Mucker Lab, and Techstars. The ranking, now headed up by researchers at MIT and the University of Richmond, has been evaluating accelerator programs since 2010: 2011 top startup…

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San Francisco

Peter Thiel Joins Y Combinator as a Partner

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

Last night, Y Combinator president Sam Altman announced in a blog post that PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel would be joining the team as a part-time partner. Thiel, who was the first outside investor in Facebook and also cofounded Palantir, is known lately for creating…

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DC

Dcode42: Making Government Markets Attractive for Startups

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite its size and high demand for new technology solutions, most entrepreneurs don’t consider the government an attractive market. Dcode42, a Washington DC based company, wants to change that mindset though, and they recently launched a new program to help private sector startups and…