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Hawaii

Hawaii’s Blue Startup is an Accelerator in Paradise

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

Startups have a new way to build their business and hang ten. Among the islands of Hawaii, accelerator Blue Startup, located in Honolulu, started in 2013 by Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth to boost the state’s tech ecosystem and diversify the economy. Since…

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Nestlé USA Joins Terra Accelerator for Food and Agriculture Startups

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When big corporations get involved with little startups, magic happens. The combination of nearly infinite resources and innovative ideas can transform industries, uproot old trends, and breed success for everyone involved. And fortunately for the companies that will be involved with the TERRA startup…

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San Francisco

How an Accelerator Can Help Startups Gain Mentors and Credibility

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

In 2009, when we first founded Datahug we did not know many other founders, investors or mentors who could help with advice or introductions to customers or investors. Equally, when we did manage to get that rare early introduction or connection, we had very…

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Miami

Former Facebook, Google, and IBM Executives Have Cofounded an Accelerator

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Accelerators, while an integral piece of the startup puzzle, are a dime a dozen. With US cities making a bigger push for innovation, these purveyors of capital, mentorship, and other business resources have become a staple of startup ecosystems across the country. There are…

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Bay Area

Meet the Startups in the Prince-Inspired Green Tech Accelerator and Incubator Programs

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A little more than a year ago, the world lost one of its most talented and influential musicians. Prince was an icon in so many different senses, changing the way people look at everything from fashion to the guitar. And while many will remember…

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30 Best Startup Accelerators in the US Ranked

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s no shame in getting a little bit of help, particularly when it comes to running a business. Sure, you can bootstrap a one-man company with no advice from seasoned entrepreneurs and a notable lack of experience yourself, but you know what’s going to happen?…

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Kansas City

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

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Why the Study of Entrepreneurship Improves Outcomes for Startups

By | May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

With so many paths to success, the research field of entrepreneurship began to emerge and studying the various interdisciplinary fields that integrate into the overall success became an important tool to understanding the why. Prior to Techstars, I worked in research at the Kauffman…

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Boston

Why Boston Is a Great City for Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Upon visiting the city of Boston, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, art museums, public gardens and maybe get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. And if you want to grab some insight into the vibrant entrepreneurial…

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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…