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Boston

MassChallenge 2014 Awards Over $1.75M to More Than 20 Promising Startups

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

“The MassChallenge finalists are some of the most inspiring, hardest-working people I’ve ever met,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “The drive of these entrepreneurs and the incredible support of the community continues to amaze me, and is yet more evidence that Boston…

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Dallas

Tech Wildcatters Supports a Strong Female Presence in Tech

By | Oct 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

The tech ecosystem in Dallas, Texas is starting to take off and, according to the team at Tech Wildcatters, it’s been a long time coming. The b2b accelerator has been in the city since before it started to ramp up growth in the tech…

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Boulder

Techstars is Focusing Their Energy Behind Making Explosive Communities

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference we got to hear directly from the founder of Techstars, David Cohen, about how the accelerator and subsequent Demo Day aren’t your run-of-the-mill productions. On October 9, Techstars celebrated another class of startups, 13 in total, to…

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San Francisco

One Reason Y Combinator Doesn’t Have More Women Founders

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

In March, Y Combinator president Sam Altman asked the Twittersphere what YC could do to encourage more women to start companies. Last week, Women.com CEO and Y Combinator grad Susan Johnson indirectly provided an answer with her Medium post, “Y Combinator + Being a Mom.”…

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San Francisco

Breaking: Highway1 Incubator Opens Enrollment for Next Class of Hardware Startups

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

(OCT 22, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO — Highway1, PCH’s hardware incubator based in San Francisco, today announced an open call for applications from around the world, as well as a shift to rolling admissions. The new admissions process allows startups to be accepted into the…

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Austin

Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is…

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DC

1776’s Challenge Cup 2015 Competition Kicks Off in DC

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Today, DC-based startup accelerator/incubator 1776 officially kicks off its Challenge Cup 2015 global competition. Forty startups are slated to compete at tonight’s pitch competition; each of which will represent one of four categories: health, education, cities, and energy. Tonight’s Challenge Cup DC competition will be the first of…

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San Francisco

Dating App Whim: Female-Led, 500 Strong

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Many in the world of tech accelerators and incubators know that 500 Startups founder Dave McClure has doubled down on his support for female-led startups. It’s one of the main reasons that the founders of dating app Whim chose to apply for the program. “Dave’s outspoken support…

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San Francisco

YogaTrail: A Marketplace for Yogis to Get Their Om On

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Prep your mats Yogis; practicing anywhere in the world just got easier! That’s the concept behind YogaTrail, an online network where  people find and connect with yoga teachers on the go. The startup is based out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but recently relocated to San…

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Miami

Accelerate Your Startup: Apply for Miami’s Venture Hive Accelerator

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Venture Hive announced today that they are accepting applications  for the Winter 2015 Accelerator class! Startups from all over the world can apply to join the next class in Miami. Since January 2013, Venture Hive has worked with tech entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries…

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MeteorJs: Prototype to Production App In A Few Weeks

By | Sep 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

MeteorJs is an open-source framework to quickly build web apps that is powerful enough for an experienced developer, but easy enough for a beginner to get started on building a production app. Meteor Development went through Y Combinator in 2011 and also raised $11.2 million from…

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Boise

Boise Accelerator Collabortank to Provide Resources for Local Startups

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A coalition of successful business owners and educators have joined forces to create Collabortank, a startup accelerator at Boise Hub co-working space for entrepreneurs. The Boise accelerator comes at a time when the city is starting to get national attention as a growing tech hub, recently ranked top 5…

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Philadelphia

Excited Founders Meet Their Mentors at DreamIt Philly

By | Sep 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

The DreamIt Ventures launch event to officially announce the new accelerator class was held last week, and I had the chance to visit their co-working space in Philly when it was time for the teams to get to work. The space had been decorated and the mentors…

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5 Innovative Business Incubator Strategies

By | Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

So you want to join a business incubator?  Here are 5 key strategies to help you compare options. 1. Stake it to make it  If the incubator doesn’t have a stake in the companies, they are just selling real estate.  That’s a fine model, and it is innovative…

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Chicago

10 Startups Unveil at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Aug 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

On Wednesday, Techstars Chicago held demo day for its Summer 2014 class of startups. Managing director Troy Henikoff and cofounder Sam Yagan referred to the ten presenting startups as the “best class ever,” according to a report by Built in Chicago. Announced in May,…

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Kansas City

Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

By | Aug 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest…

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Miami

Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

By | Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River Ventures‘ Todd…