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The Vatican Will Soon Be Home to a Startup Accelerator

By | May 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Until recently, the Vatican hasn’t been very involved in the tech community. The matters of the soul and the most innovative products had rarely crossed paths, and Catholics around the world were more inclined to go to mass on Sunday than check their Facebook on…

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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…

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6 New Cybersecurity Startup Cohorts from MACH37

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The cybersecurity industry is rife with aspiring entrepreneurs and budding startups. But as with any industry that has a wealth of potential innovation, it can be difficult to succeed without some help along the way. That’s where MACH37 comes in. The MACH37 Accelerator program seeks…

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What Does Traction Mean to Accelerators?

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When accelerators are looking to select a startup for their program, a company’s traction is going to be part of the conversation. In an interview Jenny Fielding, managing director of Techstars IoT in New York City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in…

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Ask Techstars: Mistakes to Avoid When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While the value of being set up with an accelerator is obvious in the startup world, the application process can be a stressful mess of emotions. The most important thing to remember is that they want more than a great idea; they want a…

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Albuquerque

The Creative Startups Accelerator is Igniting The Creative Economy

By | Mar 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Since 2014, the Creative Startups accelerator has supported a wide range of creative entrepreneurs that went on to create 144 new jobs, raise $6.5 million, and bring in $7.9 million in new revenues. Those are great numbers for an accelerator that started in one area of New…

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Portland, Maine

Top Gun Accelerator Accepts 38 Startups into Class of 2017

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Top Gun, a program of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development designed to help entrepreneurs ramp up their businesses, announced today that 38 startups have been accepted into the 2017 class. The 2017 class will be largest in the accelerator program’s eight-year history. That’s due largely…

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Portland, Maine

MaineHealth, Unum Commit $200K to Support Startup Accelerator in Portland

By | Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

MaineHealth and Unum are betting that technology startups will drive significant innovation and growth within the healthcare industry, and are investing money and resources to attract some of those startups to Portland. The two companies — which are two of the largest employers in…

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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….

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Techstars and Target: Driving Innovation for Retail

By | Jan 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Techstars has announced that they’re opening applications for the 2017 class of Techstars Retail in partnership with Target. You can apply online, and applications are open through April 9th and the program starts in July. Recapping Last Year In case you missed it, the first year…

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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…

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Seattle

Techstars Announces the Alexa Accelerator in Seattle

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With Amazon launching a new artificial intelligence platform that is available to outside developers and the holidays being right around the corner, interest in Alexa has never been higher. And now Techstars is getting in on the fun by announcing their expanded investment in the…

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Ask Techstars: Applying to an Accelerator

By | Oct 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Recently, Techstars held an AMA with Cody Simms, Greg Rogers (Executive Directors) and Nicole Glaros (Chief Product Officer) of Techstars. They answered questions from founders about applying to an accelerator. This is the first post in a series which includes a transcript of their answers…

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Little Rock

Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator Announces First Cohort

By | May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

Gary Norcross, CEO of FIS Global – the world’s leading provider of financial technology services – kicked off the VC FinTech Accelerator at the Venture Center in Little Rock on Monday May 16. Norcross joined Tim Griffin, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, as well as…