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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…

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NMotion Accelerator to Capitalize on Changes in Lincoln

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

On March 9, 2015 NMotion will be closing applications for this year’s class of startups who want to go through their accelerator program in Lincoln, Nebraska. Everything will officially kick off on April 27 and continuing for 13 weeks. The accelerator will focus on…

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Las Vegas

The Mill Starts a New Accelerator in Downtown Vegas

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you live in Downtown Las Vegas, or if you’re affiliated with the tech ecosystem there, then you’ve most likely heard of The Mill. In 2014 The Mill was just a program operating out of the coworking space Work in Progress. Very green ideas…

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NYC

Techstars’ Barclays Accelerator Heads to NYC

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

It hasn’t even been a full 24 hours since Techstars announced the launch of their new accelerator in Berlin. Coming hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement, Techstars today announced the Barclays flagship Accelerator program in New York City, following the resounding program success…

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Berlin

Berlin Welcomes Techstars METRO Accelerator

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Coming hot on the heels of Techstars‘ launch of Techstars Berlin, the crew today they announced that they’ll be opening a hospitality-focused accelerator based in Berlin. The city has a fast-growing ecosystem for entrepreneurs, and the Techstars METRO Accelerator will help play a role in…

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Check Out This Yelp for Accelerators Before Submitting That Application

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

In case you missed it, at the end of 2014 we published our City Accelerator Report, which looked at how certain accelerators have impacted the growth of startup ecosystems from Austin, TX and Detroit, MI, to St. Louis, MO and Pittsburgh, PA. In it,…

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Today is the Deadline for Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. Check out the full content series here! The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply…

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Microsoft Ventures: What to Expect at the Accelerator

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. Check out the full content series here! The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply…

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Denver

Galvanize Hosts Inaugural Colorado Demo Day

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Today Galvanize, the Denver based accelerator, held its inaugural Colorado Demo Day on its Golden Triangle Campus. It’s being billed as a unique opportunity for investors, press, and the public to rub shoulders with the local founders, 50 percent of whom are female. “While…

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St. Louis

Apply by February 6 for the SixThirty Accelerator!

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty financial tech accelerator program is currently accepting applications for their next class of startups through February 6, 2015. SixThirty will accept up to five startups in both its fall and spring classes, and the current selections will most likely be made…

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Chicago

Microsoft Ventures Asks: What Makes Your City Special?

By | Jan 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full content series here! The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to…

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerates Implementation for Startups

By | Jan 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. See the full content series here! The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply…

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St. Louis

Prosper Announces Inaugural, Female-Led Startup Class

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The St. Louis-based Prosper Capital was one of the first accelerators in the country designed exclusively to help women raise the capital needed to get their startups moving towards success. To date more than 220 female entrepreneurs have applied for the $50,000 investment award….