Kansas City

SparkLabKC Accelerator Announces 10 New Startups

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

This week, Kansas City accelerator SparkLabKC welcomed its third class of startups into their new downtown workspace. SparkLabKC is a three-month accelerator that offers startups up to $18,000 in funding, mentorship, free office space, and other services. The program culminates with a demo day in April….


San Diego

Qualcomm, Techstars Announce Joint Robotics Accelerator

By | Jan 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

The San Diego-based technology powerhouse Qualcomm recently announced that they would be opening the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator powered by Techstars. The program is a four-month, mentorship-driven startup accelerator aimed to accelerate the development of the next generation of robotics and intelligent machines. “We have already…


Microsoft Ventures Seeks Cloud and Digital Work Startups

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! See the full series of stories here! Seattle is a hub for Cloud and Digital Work. For…


Kansas City

Kansas City Announces Launch KC Startup Competition Offering $500K in Grants

By | Jan 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

The Downtown Council of Kansas City, MO has announced the launch of a national startup competition that will be aimed at further developing the growth of the city’s tech ecosystem. Called Launch KC, the competition will reward winning startups with a share of the $500,000 total in grant funding…



Seed Sumo Doubles Funding For Startup Class of 2015

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Seed Sumo, an international startup accelerator, announced today that they will be accepting applications from startups for its 2015 program. Seed Sumo is looking to accept up to 10 startups, and it has increased overall program funding to $50,000, which is $30,000 more from last…


Digital Work Accelerator by Microsoft Ventures Visits Provo Startup Community

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle and the information sessions they have scheduled for the month of January! Check out the full content series here! The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Seattle’s upcoming cohort will…


One Month’s Learning Library Teaches Tech Skills in Under a Minute

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

Lately it seems like everywhere I turn, One Month is building up their online course selections or offering scholarships for women in tech. Continuing the trend, One Month this week launched a new initiative called The Learning Library, a free resource that houses over 100 topics…


3 Reasons Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Participate in an Accelerator Program

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

An accelerator program is like a boot camp for early-stage ventures. They usually last anywhere from three to six months to help accelerate a startup, and most programs provide a small amount of seed capital. More importantly, an accelerator offers experienced entrepreneurs within the local community…



Venture Hive Welcomes Startups to Upcoming Accelerator Program

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Venture Hive announced the 1o lucky startups who will be part of the next accelerator class here in Miami. Many are from different parts of the globe. The international education company will welcome 10 new companies to their downtown office, where they will receive a $25,000…


St. Louis to Host Startup Weekend Education in January

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

It was recently announced by UP Global that they’ll be hosting a Startup Weekend Education in St. Louis, starting January 16 thru January 18, 2015. The program will focus on fostering ideas to improve education in the St. Louis region. Startup Weekend Education will welcome all…



Final Showcase of Top Consumer Startups

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

For consumer-facing startups, there’s no larger validation than having consumers actually purchasing and using your products or services. Hence goes the primary premise behind Startup Rounds, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, startup incubator, and startup competition, which has just announced that January 27th will be the…



Redefining Detroit as the Startup Mobility Hub of the World

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

We recently wrote an accelerator report that featured Detroit as one of America’s cities most affected by accelerator presences. Ford Motor Company today announced that they’ll help contribute to the growth in the city by joining Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit….



Venture Hive and Microsoft offer Global Startup Education

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Miami-based accelerator and education company, Venture Hive, has partnered with Microsoft Innovation Centers (MIC’s) to develop a pre-accelerator program that connects entrepreneurs to resources and support their need in validating and building their ideas into solutions. The MIC Pre-Accelerator program includes 12 weeks of intensive, specialized training…


Y Combinator Launches Female Founder Stories

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

If you missed the announcement Wednesday in a pre-Thanksgiving haze, make sure you check out Y Combinator’s Female Founder Stories, a collection of 40 interviews with Y Combinator alumni on their entrepreneurial journey. Those interviews include Jessica Mah, founder of inDinero; Susan Johnson, founder…



Introducing Collide Village, a New Startup Accelerator in North Texas

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

The official start of North Texas’s newest accelerator, Collide Village Accelerator Program (CVAP), on November 6th, 2014 is evidence of the rapidly growing startup community in Dallas-Fort Worth. Collide Village is a milestone driven seed stage startup accelerator housed in the Addison TreeHouse, a resource centered…


REPORT How Accelerators Kickstart Startup Scenes: A Look at Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

Recently we reported on the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project, which released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding. But funding isn’t the only way to measure the impact of an accelerator on a startup scene. Our research…


The 10 Regions with the Most-Improved Startup Funding

By | Nov 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

For a full copy of our 40 page Accelerator Report, fill out the information boxes at the bottom of the page! Today, the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project released a ranking of the top 10 cities with the most growth in startup funding. Since their…