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New Orleans

VetLaunch Accelerates Veterans to New Careers

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

The job market is always a contentious subject for debate, especially when it comes to reducing the unemployment rate. This is especially true for veterans leaving the military who are entering the civilian workforce, many of whom feel their options may be limited. Whether…

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San Francisco

TractionTank: Build for Traction, Reap the Funding

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

Why is it so difficult to pick great startups out of the crowd? I was recently asked this question by the entrepreneurial duo Kraettli Epperson and Eric Morrow. You see, they’ve built an accelerator in San Francisco based on the foundation of this question,…

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Telluride

The 2015 Telluride Accelerator Class is Hungry for Success

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

When I tell people that I live at the beach in San Diego I get a lot of responses. Most frequently is: how do you ever get any work done? If I’m being honest, it’s not that difficult. The trigger for this question is…

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Las Vegas

Successful Accelerators are Catering to Niche Markets

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

What makes an accelerator successful? You could argue that the success should be measured by looking at the traction graduated companies have built after their time in the program. However, I would counter that unless the program has a certain ‘it’ factor to begin…

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How to Crush Your Demo Day Presentation

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

Does your startup need a reality check? Whether you’re struggling to attract the right customers or come up with a better way to process invoices, an accelerator program can mean the difference between blindly pursuing your startup and moving forward with purpose. Accelerators provide…

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Dallas

Dallas is Getting a Shiny New Real Estate Accelerator

By | Jun 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Dallas is at the top of the food chain when it comes to Fortune 500 companies, which is why it’s spawned some top innovations from companies like Tech Wildcatters. The team there prides themselves on being the best B2B focused accelerator in the city,…

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Telluride

Relax, Go Skiing, and Build Your Next Company in Telluride

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

There are plenty of places in this world that are unmatched and unparalleled in their beauty. Give me five minutes of your time and I’ll tell you some of the coolest recommendations. However, of all the places to talk about, there’s only one that…

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Austin

Techstars Austin Gets Bigger and Better With Each New Class

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Techstars has been making major headlines this week in the news with their recent acquisition of UP Global. In fact, there’s seldom a month where they’re not in the news for something innovative or exciting, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from one…

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Boulder

Techstars Acquires UP Global and all of Their Programs

By | Jun 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Did you know that Techstars and UP Global have had a long standing relationship that stretches back all the way to 2007? In fact, the very idea for Startup Weekend was born in the Techstars basement in Boulder, Colorado, and was created as a…

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Detroit

Techstars Mobility: Driving the Future of Detroit

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Techstars began in Boulder, CO in 2007, and since then the accelerator has effectively transformed the city into a booming tech hub. That is, as David Cohen firmly believes, Techstars has the power to transform a city. Back in December I wrote that Techstars…

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San Francisco

PCH and Highway1 Host Demo Day for “Best Funded Class to Date”

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Not too long ago Highway1 lauded their spring 2015 as the best funded cohort of startups they’ve seen to date. It was huge for both the accelerator and the class, who got to set up shop in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility…

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Forget Unicorn Hunting: The First Accelerator for Revenue Companies

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Earlier today, Betaspring – the Providence, RI-based startup accelerator consistently ranked among the top in the country – announced the launch of RevUp, the first accelerator of its kind aimed at “revenue-first” companies. Blending together some of the core features of Betaspring’s current accelerator…

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San Diego

Qualcomm, Techstars Welcome 10 Companies to Their Robotics Accelerator

By | May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back in January Techstars partnered up with Qualcomm to power a joint accelerator program focused specifically on robotics. The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator yesterday announced to the world the 10 robotics companies that will be participating in the four month, mentorship driven program. All 10…

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Miami

Amadeus Launches New Program to Help Travel Startups

By | May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced today the launch of “Amadeus for Startups,” a new program designed to equip travel startups in the North American marketplace with industry leading technology, expertise, and consultative support to navigate the complexities of…

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Madison

Gener8tor to Host Premiere Night for Madison’s Startup Scene

By | May 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Tomorrow night in Madison, Wisconsin gener8tor will host their Premiere Night as five startup companies present their businesses to more than 400 attendees. The event will feature companies that have successfully completed the gener8tor Madison 2015 accelerator program, which provides funding, mentorship, and training…

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Raleigh

DC’s EduCanon, Raleigh’s Lea(R)n Selected for Aspire Accelerator

By | May 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

This morning, AT&T kicked off its Aspire Accelerator – its effort to develop edtech ventures utilizing mobile tech, apps, and services to help educators and students succeed – and announced the five edtech startups that are participaing in its inaugural class. Among them are…

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Austin

Seed Sumo Announces New Startup Accelerator Class

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Startup accelerator, Seed Sumo, announced the eight participating companies in its second annual year. The founders will participate in the three-month program starting May 20, which includes intensive mentoring, business model design, and a twist on demo day for investors.  “We really had a…