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Boise

Boise Accelerator Collabortank to Provide Resources for Local Startups

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A coalition of successful business owners and educators have joined forces to create Collabortank, a startup accelerator at Boise Hub co-working space for entrepreneurs. The Boise accelerator comes at a time when the city is starting to get national attention as a growing tech hub, recently ranked top 5…

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Philadelphia

Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

The DreamIt Ventures launch event to officially announce the new accelerator class was held last week, and I had the chance to visit their co-working space in Philly when it was time for the teams to get to work. The space had been decorated and the mentors…

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5 Innovative Business Incubator Strategies

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

So you want to join a business incubator?  Here are 5 key strategies to help you compare options. 1. Stake it to make it  If the incubator doesn’t have a stake in the companies, they are just selling real estate.  That’s a fine model, and it is innovative…

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Chicago

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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Kansas City

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…

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Miami

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…

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Miami

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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Cedar Rapids

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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Louisville

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…

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NYC

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Miami

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…

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Cleveland

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…

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Honolulu

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…

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NYC

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…