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Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, which has just announced that January 27th will be the…


1776’s Challenge Cup NY Competition Winners

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Last night, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the 1776 Challenge Cup 2015 New York regional competition. After hearing pitches from 38 startups in the fields of education, energy, health, and…


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…


The T-REX Incubator Gets a New Home in St. Louis

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Have you ever wondered why the T-REX Incubator in St. Louis is named after a dinosaur? It actually has nothing to do with dinosaurs; it’s an acronym, and it stands for ‘Technology at the Railway Exchange Building’. That’s where the incubator first started out,…


1776’s Challenge Cup 2015 Competition Kicks Off in DC

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Today, DC-based startup accelerator/incubator 1776 officially kicks off its Challenge Cup 2015 global competition. Forty startups are slated to compete at tonight’s pitch competition; each of which will represent one of four categories: health, education, cities, and energy. Tonight’s Challenge Cup DC competition will be the first of…



DC’s 1776 Partners with NYU’s School of Engineering for Challenge Cup 2015

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

DC’s startup incubator 1776 has just announced a partnership with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the Challenge Cup 2015 New York City regional competition. “We are pleased to bring the Challenge Cup back to New York and show the world…

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17 Things Only Accelerator Graduates Understand

By | Oct 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Accelerators are the entrepreneurial equivalent of band camp – away from reality, stuck with your peers for all hours of the day, putting up with dubious living and culinary conditions. But there’s no more tightly-knit group than the marching band kids, right? After finishing an…



DreamIt Austin Accelerator is Taking Applications

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm

DreamIt Ventures aims to help accomplished entrepreneurs build great companies. While the Philly program is in full swing, the accelerator program in Austin is taking applications for the 2015 cycle. This is the third year of DreamIt Austin; in the past, Austin classes have…


Venture Hive Wins SBA Competition

By | Sep 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Congrats are in order! Venture Hive, one of Miami’s top accelerator and incubator is one of the 50 winners of the inaugural nationwide Growth Accelerator Fund competition organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 50 recipients represent 31 states, the District of Columbia and…


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

By | Jul 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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…


Miami Dade College to Launch Idea Center and Incubator on Campus

By | Jun 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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…


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…


DC’s Social Entrepreneur Incubator Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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…


DC-Based Cybersecurity Accelerator MACH37 Opens Applications for Fall Cohort

By | May 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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…