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Detroit

Redefining Detroit as the Startup Mobility Hub of the World

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

We recently wrote an accelerator report that featured Detroit as one of America’s cities most affected by accelerator presences. Ford Motor Company today announced that they’ll help contribute to the growth in the city by joining Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit….

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Miami

Venture Hive and Microsoft offer Global Startup Education

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Miami-based accelerator and education company, Venture Hive, has partnered with Microsoft Innovation Centers (MIC’s) to develop a pre-accelerator program that connects entrepreneurs to resources and support their need in validating and building their ideas into solutions. The MIC Pre-Accelerator program includes 12 weeks of intensive, specialized training…

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Y Combinator Launches Female Founder Stories

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

If you missed the announcement Wednesday in a pre-Thanksgiving haze, make sure you check out Y Combinator’s Female Founder Stories, a collection of 40 interviews with Y Combinator alumni on their entrepreneurial journey. Those interviews include Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero; Susan Johnson, founder…

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Dallas

Introducing Collide Village, a New Startup Accelerator in North Texas

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

The official start of North Texas’s newest accelerator, Collide Village Accelerator Program (CVAP), on November 6th, 2014 is evidence of the rapidly growing startup community in Dallas-Fort Worth. Collide Village is a milestone driven seed stage startup accelerator housed in the Addison TreeHouse, a resource centered…

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REPORT How Accelerators Kickstart Startup Scenes: A Look at Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

Recently we reported on the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project, which released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding. But funding isn’t the only way to measure the impact of an accelerator on a startup scene. Our research…

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The 10 Regions with the Most-Improved Startup Funding

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

For a full copy of our 40 page Accelerator Report, fill out the information boxes at the bottom of the page! Today, the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding. Since their…

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DC

Founder Education through Disruption and Venture Hive

By | Nov 11, 2014 at 10:49 am

This morning, the Crystal City, Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced a partnership with Miami-based startup accelerator and incubator Venture Hive. The unique partnership is targeted at providing early-stage startup founders and investors with more opportunities and increased resources on how to grow and run successful companies. “In…

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Las Vegas

Andrew Crump Moves Mitoo to Silicon Valley, but Remains Behind in Las Vegas

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

Once upon a time in London, Andrew Crump was seeking to raise funds for a company that he envisioned would help recreational sports teams organize themselves. This fundraising process for Bluefields, his fledgling startup, took a long time, Crump says, and he wishes he would…

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Philadelphia

DreamIt Launches a Startup Accelerator for Women

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

Yesterday, DreamIt Ventures announced the launch of an accelerator for women founders called DreamIt Athena, which kicks off in Philadelphia next spring. DreamIt, which is ranked the #9 or #15 top startup accelerator depending whom you ask, believes they are the first top-tier accelerator…

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Orlando

Orlando-Based Freedom Audio Joins R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator

By | Nov 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Orlando-based startup Freedom Audio was accepted to the latest R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, powered by Techstars, in New York City. The startup develops rugged speakers that are connected to music providers via built-in cellular and WiFi.   They will be joining  an exceptional group of hardware-…

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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,…

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Boston

MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston…

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Dallas

Tech Wildcatters Supports a Strong Female Presence in Tech

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

The tech ecosystem in Dallas, Texas is starting to take off and, according to the team at Tech Wildcatters, it’s been a long time coming. The b2b accelerator has been in the city since before it started to ramp up growth in the tech…

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Boulder

Techstars is Focusing Their Energy Behind Making Explosive Communities

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we got to hear directly from the founder of Techstars, David Cohen, about how the accelerator and subsequent Demo Day aren’t your run-of-the-mill productions. On October 9, Techstars celebrated another class of startups, 13 in total, to…

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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.”…

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San Francisco

Breaking: Highway1 Incubator Opens Enrollment for Next Class of Hardware Startups

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

(OCT 22, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO — Highway1, PCH’s hardware incubator based in San Francisco, today announced an open call for applications from around the world, as well as a shift to rolling admissions. The new admissions process allows startups to be accepted into the…

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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…