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San Francisco

Calling All Hardware Startups! Highway1 Wants Your Applications

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It was only days ago we reported that Highway1’s Spring 2015 class is their best funded to date. But they’ll be looking to top that this fall as they’ve just announced that they’re currently accepting applications to the hardware accelerator. It’s set to start…

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Cognicity Challenge Announces First Two Smart City Winners

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

London has a new accelerator coming out of the Canary Wharf Group that is focusing on smart city technologies. The Cognicity Challenge is a twelve-week intensive program where promising startups are provided with a series of workshops, expert mentoring, and networking opportunities.  The Challenge has recently announced their…

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St. Louis

SixThirty Announces Spring 2015 Accelerator Cohort

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

SixThirty might not invest in as many companies as other accelerators, but that’s because they give each of their selected startups a $100,000 investment. And it’s not like there are only a few people applying for the young, but powerful, accelerator either: this year…

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St. Louis

Former Wells Fargo Exec Joins SixThirty as Managing Partner

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Part of what makes St. Louis a great tech ecosystem is the number of corporations that are willing to work with the local startups. In specific, St. Louis has become famous for having the benefit of massive financial institutions in its downtown area. SixThirty,…

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San Francisco

Former 500 Startups Participant Joins 500 Investment Team

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

There was big news coming out of 500 Startups recently that Elizabeth Yin would be joining the 500 Investment team to run the Mountain View accelerator. That’s the very accelerator she herself went through as part of 500 Startups Batch 2. During her time…

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San Francisco

The Highway1 Spring 2015 Class is Their Best Funded Class to Date

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Highway1, PCH’s hardware accelerator, recently announced the new class of startups in their intensive four month program which began in February. The Spring 2015 class will be the first to work in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility, which sits adjacent to PCH’s Innovation…

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Dallas

Spring 2015 Tech Wildcatters Class is Their Biggest to Date

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Spring of 2015 marks the biggest class Tech Wildcatters has ever admitted into their b2b accelerator based out of Dallas, Texas. The current class is very unique across many different verticals, but the common thread linking them all together is a strong focus on enterprise. According…

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NYC

New Accelerator Launches in NYC to Boost EdTech Startups

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

EDGE Edtech, the New York, NY-based “startup generator” founded by edtech veterans Don Burton (whose resume includes time at Disney Education and Kaplan) and Jonathan D. Harber (former CEO of Pearson K12 Technology), has launched its 2015 EDGE Accelerator program in the city. Aimed…

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The Top 20 US Startup Accelerators Ranked

By | Mar 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

At SXSW, the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project released its 2015 ranking of the best startup accelerators, topped by AngelPad, Mucker Lab, and Techstars. The ranking, now headed up by researchers at MIT and the University of Richmond, has been evaluating accelerator programs since 2010: 2011 top startup…

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San Francisco

Peter Thiel Joins Y Combinator as a Partner

By | Mar 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

Last night, Y Combinator president Sam Altman announced in a blog post that PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel would be joining the team as a part-time partner. Thiel, who was the first outside investor in Facebook and also cofounded Palantir, is known lately for creating…

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DC

Dcode42: Making Government Markets Attractive for Startups

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite its size and high demand for new technology solutions, most entrepreneurs don’t consider the government an attractive market. Dcode42, a Washington DC based company, wants to change that mindset though, and they recently launched a new program to help private sector startups and…

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NMotion Accelerator to Capitalize on Changes in Lincoln

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

On March 9, 2015 NMotion will be closing applications for this year’s class of startups who want to go through their accelerator program in Lincoln, Nebraska. Everything will officially kick off on April 27 and continuing for 13 weeks. The accelerator will focus on…

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Las Vegas

The Mill Starts a New Accelerator in Downtown Vegas

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If you live in Downtown Las Vegas, or if you’re affiliated with the tech ecosystem there, then you’ve most likely heard of The Mill. In 2014 The Mill was just a program operating out of the coworking space Work in Progress. Very green ideas…

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NYC

Techstars’ Barclays Accelerator Heads to NYC

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

It hasn’t even been a full 24 hours since Techstars announced the launch of their new accelerator in Berlin. Coming hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement, Techstars today announced the Barclays flagship Accelerator program in New York City, following the resounding program success…

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Berlin

Berlin Welcomes Techstars METRO Accelerator

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Coming hot on the heels of Techstars‘ launch of Techstars Berlin, the crew today they announced that they’ll be opening a hospitality-focused accelerator based in Berlin. The city has a fast-growing ecosystem for entrepreneurs, and the Techstars METRO Accelerator will help play a role in…

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Check Out This Yelp for Accelerators Before Submitting That Application

By | Feb 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

In case you missed it, at the end of 2014 we published our City Accelerator Report, which looked at how certain accelerators have impacted the growth of startup ecosystems from Austin, TX and Detroit, MI, to St. Louis, MO and Pittsburgh, PA. In it,…

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Today is the Deadline for Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator

By | Jan 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. Check out the full content series here! The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply…