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Albuquerque

Albuquerque Accelerator Takes Aim at Health and Wellness

By | May 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

An accelerator supports startups by providing education, mentorship, and financing when needed. In its three-year history, ABQID was just the kind of accelerator that Albuquerque needed. A venture-backed accelerator focused on startups with high growth potential and any kind of outlook. For example, Innobright, a…

Funding

FinLab’s $30M Initiative Seeks Diverse Entrepreneurs for Third Cohort

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

FinLab, a 5-year initiative managed by the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation and JPMorgan Chase, is now in the home stretch for accepting startups and entrepreneurs into their third cohort. Of the hundreds of startups who will apply, nine winners will be selected…

Incubator

8 AgTech Accelerators That Are Changing The Game

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Farming has been the age-old way of making a living and keeping people working. It’s also very sustainable if you didn’t notice. But what many don’t realize is that agriculture technology has been blossoming in recent years. Big “Farma” companies, along with venture capital…

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6 Accelerators to Watch Out for in 2017

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

When it comes to success in the business world, startups get all the glory. Whether their innovative products have transformed a struggling industry or their fascinating new software has created a new means of doing business, startups are lorded as the heroes of innovation….

Funding

3 Startup Accelerators Net Almost 10 Percent of All U.S. Series A Rounds

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As Mattermark has found, the top three accelerators in the startup business — Y Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups — have been responsible for about ten percent of all series A deals in the U.S. for a couple years straight. The real news here? Most…

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Building a Startup Accelerator at a Large Company: Lessons from Target

By | Dec 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm

An accelerator is a great way to give innovative startups the chance to really grow in a supporting environment. And while they’re typically used by smaller companies, big corporations are starting to see the value in investing in new ideas. Recently, Target and Techstars…

Startups & Apps

15 Enterprises Assemble at Microsoft’s First Global Startup Roadshow

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 11:20 am

Microsoft kicked off the first ever Global Startup Roadshow last June. Fifteen participating companies were chosen from a list of over 500 startups that achieved global success and aim to introduce their products to the U.S. market. CEOs of the selected startups spent a…

Ecosystems

How to Address and Improve Underserved Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Not every entrepreneurial ecosystem will lead the pack like Silicon Valley. For smaller ecosystems, underserved industries, and unattended niches, it can be difficult to start up in a meaningful way. But when it comes to startup ecosystem success, there are a few things you need to…

Music

7 Reasons to be Excited About Techstars Music

By | Oct 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Yesterday, Techstars announced their latest offering for startups, Techstars Music. Music has been a notoriously challenging category for startups, but you should be beyond excited about the prospect of a music startup accelerator coming to the notable company’s arsenal. Here’s why: Music Drives Culture For many people, musical taste…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Chicago VC Firm Is Providing a Unique Means of Supporting Startups

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The road to startup success is paved with failed attempts and business blunders. Founders and entrepreneurs are always struggling to acquire the many factors necessary to get a company off the ground and into the limelight. And while typical avenues have provide some startups…

Announcements

San Francisco

Check Out What’s New at Innovate! and Celebrate This Year

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Traditions are great. Whether it’s grandma’s cheesy potatoes at Christmas time or your yearly trip to the coast every July, rituals are the best way to build friendships, cultivate memories, and spread joy. And while Tech.Co held a conference to quell your tech-based tradition needs,…

News

Z-Wave Labs Competition to Push Entrepreneurs Forward

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The tech industry has many ways of disrupting from the inside – whether it’s with competitions used to raise awareness to those underrepresented in the industry, or with programs to help guide marginalized entrepreneurs through the beginning phases of their startups. But that’s not…

Funding

Detroit

Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Detroit

By | May 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, there are few things more important than funding. It helps you produce your product, it helps you manage your business, and it allows your to spread the word of your company far and wide. And while many…

Entrepreneur

Creating a New Product? Use An Incubator to Get Started

By | May 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm

For product-oriented businesses, launching a new item can be intimidating. In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, the pressure is high to be as innovative as possible. Businesses are competing with not only existing products on the market but the many other new pieces of merchandise…

Tips & How To’s

Paris

Learn to Be an Entrepreneur for Free with TheFamily

By | Apr 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Anyone can become an entrepreneur. At least, that’s what it says on the website of Paris-based startup accelerator TheFamily. And if their rising popularity and gigantic funding deals are any indication, they might be right. So, if you are looking to start a business in Europe,…

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Las Vegas

Iron Yard Ventures Announces Las Vegas Hospitality Accelerator

By | Apr 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

If you’ve ever driven to Las Vegas, you know the euphoric feeling that accompanies the journey. When you see the light at the top of the Luxor Hotel & Casino piercing the dark desert sky, you know you have finally made it. And if you’re a…

Announcements

NYC

Meet the 10 Awesome Startups from ERA 9 Demo Day

By | Oct 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) introduced its ninth batch of companies to the greater New York tech investor community and then on the West Coast in Silicon Valley last week. Before introducing the class, the NY-based accelerator highlighted the success of its diverse group on alumni. To…