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DC-Based Halcyon Incubator Now Accepting Applications for Second Class of Social Entrepreneurs


The Washington, D.C.-based Halcyon Incubator – an incubator created by the S&R Foundation that is specifically focused on social entrepreneurship – announced this week that the application process for its second class of fellows is now open. Back in June it announced its first class of fellows, all of which will begin the program this upcoming… Read more »

Miami Dade College to Launch Idea Center and Incubator on Campus


Miami Dade College announces plans to open a new entrepreneurship center, the Idea Center, in September. The Idea Center @MDC will be  headed by entrepreneur Leandro Finol, and it will be the college’s hub for entrepreneurship for 165,000 students. The center will also have a venture incubator, called CREATE, with programming and resources to help nurture and… Read more »

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


(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 Excelerator drew the interest of 500 Startups founding partner Dave McClure… Read more »

DC’s Social Entrepreneur Incubator Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows


Halcyon Incubator, a Washington, D.C. based incubator for social entrepreneurs, announced recently that it has chosen its inaugural class of fellows to take part in the program’s first class this upcoming September. The fellows were chosen for their innovative ventures that aim to provide solutions for a broad range of challenges, ranging from reducing carbon dioxide… Read more »

DC-Based Cybersecurity Accelerator MACH37 Opens Applications for Fall Cohort


Last week, the DC-based cybersecurity accelerator MACH37 opened their application process for the Fall 2014 class of startups. This will be the accelerator’s third class of cybersecurity startups. Based at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA, MACH37 is a cybersecurity accelerator that helps develop the next generation of security product startups through its 90-day incubation program. Each… Read more »

Demo Day: Austin’s Incubation Station Showcases 6 Startups


Incubation Station marks their second annual Showcase Day event today in Austin, Texas. Six consumer packaged goods (CPG) startups, after a 12-week mentorship program, are getting the opportunity to present their final pitches to Austin’s entrepreneur and investor communities. These startups spent their 12 weeks at Incubation Station focusing on funding, team building, mentorship, and… Read more »

11 Startups Unveil at TechStars Boulder 2012 Demo Day

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Holy Demo Day Batman! Tonight marks the unveiling of the 6th class of TechStars Boulder, the top ranked accelerator in 2011.  Last year’s class included FullContact, Mocavo, and FlixMaster.  What does this year hold in store? Fear not, for Tech Cocktail is here to reveal the summer class of TechStars Boulder 2012. DealAngel With nearly… Read more »

14 New Startups Announced at DreamIt Ventures Demo Days

DreamIt Ventures Demo Days

Today 14 new startups are being announced as part of DreamIt Ventures Demo Days Philadelphia.  This invitation-only event showcases the year’s graduating ventures first with a presentation from each individual start-up, followed by an open gallery where attendees can interact with the companies directly.  For DreamIt Ventures, one of the top 15 ranked accelerators in the U.S.,… Read more »

TechStars Raises $24M, Increases Funding for Its Companies by $100K


Startup incubator TechStars announced today that is has raised $24M from Foundry Group, IA Ventures, Avalon Ventures, DFJ Mercury, SoftBank Capital, SVB Financial Group, RRE Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, TechStars Alumni and several individuals. This new funding will be used to offer every new TechStars company an additional $100,000 in funding in the form… Read more »

Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program Unveils Inaugural Class

Kauffman Labs

This past week, the Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation Education Ventures hosted presentations by 23 founders of education companies who just completed a four-month incubation program.  You can learn more about the program in this video interview with Nick Seguin that we took at SXSW. The 16 business concepts that presented at the reception were… Read more »

AlphaLab Launches 5 Pittsburgh Startups

alphalab 2011 startup class

In Pittsburgh yesterday, AlphaLab, the three year old startup accelerator program which is part of Innovation Works, one of the most active seed-stage investors in the country, hosted their annual demo day launching five new startups. Innovation Works has created such successes as ModCloth which has raised $19.8 million in funding and mSpoke which was acquired by… Read more »

7 Startups Unveiled at LaunchBox Digital Durham Demo Day

Today in Durham, NC, seven new startups presented at the LaunchBox Digital 2010 Demo Day which is the culmination of 12 weeks of mentoring. This is LaunchBox Digital’s third year incubating new businesses and their first year in Durham, North Carolina. LaunchBox Digital was based in Washington, D.C. for the previous two years, where 17 companies were… Read more »