10 Startups Unveil at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Aug 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

On Wednesday, Techstars Chicago held demo day for its Summer 2014 class of startups. Managing director Troy Henikoff and cofounder Sam Yagan referred to the ten presenting startups as the “best class ever,” according to a report by Built in Chicago. Announced in May,…


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Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

By | Aug 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest…



Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

By | Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River Ventures‘ Todd…



Startup Accelerator BRIC House Launches in Boca Raton

By | Aug 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

South Florida-based entrepreneurs John Kemp and Ryan Texeira announced they are launching a startup accelerator and incubator in Boca Raton called BRIC House. The BRIC’s startup accelerator program will offer up to USD $100,000 in seed capital to the companies that are chosen, as…


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Iowa Startup Accelerator Announces Inaugural Class of Startups

By | Aug 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Yesterday, the Iowa Startup Accelerator announced the ten startups that will be participating in its inaugural class. The accelerator officially began with all ten startups yesterday, and the program will last for 90 days. At the end of this period, each startup will present to…

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GE, Local Motors Launch FirstBuild Micro-Factory in Louisville

By | Jul 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

General Electric, Local Motors and University of Louisville have joined forces to open the FirstBuild Micro-factory. The micro-factory will be a place for “online and local community members to design products and help solve engineering challenges that will fast-track community driven innovation to market.” The opening…



Kaplan and Techstars Announce the 2014 Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Class

By | Jul 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

It was today announced that 12 education-technology startups have been officially selected to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator in New York City. Kaplan, the global education company and largest subsidiary of the Graham Holdings Company, is partnering with Techstars to power the three…


Propser Accelerator to Focus Solely on Women-Led Startups

By | Jul 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

The St. Louis Business Journal today reported on a new accelerator opening in the Gateway city. Prosper is launching a startup accelerator that will funnel $600,000 annually into St. Louis area companies. That in and of itself doesn’t make them ground breaking. What does,…


Jamaica Launches Startup Accelerator to Attract Investors

By | Jul 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Jamaica in’ it easier for entrepreneurs to launch successful startups Start-Up Jamaica (SUJ) launched this week in an effort to jump-start Jamaica’s startup ecosystem. The government-led program aims to help entrepreneurs transform business ideas into effective business plans capable of attracting investors. The program is based…


Code for America Accelerator Selects 2014 Class of Civic Startups

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Code for America, the national nonprofit organization that works with companies, community members, and government to facilitate ways through which modern technologies can help solve community problems, announced today that it has selected the 2014 class for the Code for America Accelerator program. First started in…



Posto7 Raises $925K In Seed Round Funding

By | Jun 27, 2014 at 10:30 am

Miami-based startup Posto7 has raised $925K via convertible notes from NXTP Labs and other investors in New York City, San Francisco, Brazil and Miami. This announcement comes as Posto7 finishes NXTP Labs’ accelerator program in Buenos Aires. Posto7 app is currently in beta, and it helps…



LaunchHouse Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Hardware Startups

By | Jun 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

It was announced last week that LaunchHouse – Ohio’s first hardware accelerator – is now accepting applications to fill its class set to begin this upcoming fall. With a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier ONEFund, LaunchHouse is looking to invest in ten broad-based tech…



Hawaii – Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator Team up for Third Startup Paradise Demo Day

By | Jun 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

(Honolulu, HI) Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator, both Hawaii based accelerator programs, recently celebrated their third partnered demo day branded StartupParadise at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center. In an effort to drive more resources like mentors, talent and investments to the Hawaii market, Blue Startups and Energy…



Grand Central Tech Accelerator Begins First Session with Inaugural Class

By | Jun 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Last week, NYC’s Grand Central Tech – an accelerator offering startups with free rent for zero equity – announced its inaugural class of companies. For an entire year, the 16 selected startups will work out of the 15,000-square-foot Midtown space formerly occupied by Facebook, and will…



Constant Contact’s Small Business Innovation Program Announces First Class of Startups

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Yesterday, Constant Contact announced the first four startups in the inaugural class of its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month-long accelerator program created to help entrepreneurs that are aiming to scale their solutions for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Constant Contact provides email marketing, social…



Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Kicks Off Its Summer 2014 Class This Week

By | Jun 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This Monday, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) officially announced its 7th class. ERA is a New York-focused accelerator and has graduated 60 companies since 2011.  This summer’s class has an eclectic mix of consumer and B2B startups, with a lot of focus on some interesting…



Atlanta Tech Accelerator Flashpoint Raises Second Round of $1M fund

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Flashpoint, an Atlanta venture aimed at launching the next generation of tech startups, has raised its second $1 million fund. As reported today in Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Tech based accelerator has helped seed startups who have collectively raised more than $65 million from firms including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen…