DreamIt Austin Accelerator is Taking Applications

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm

DreamIt Ventures aims to help accomplished entrepreneurs build great companies. While the Philly program is in full swing, the accelerator program in Austin is taking applications for the 2015 cycle. This is the third year of DreamIt Austin; in the past, Austin classes have…



DC-Based Halcyon Incubator Now Accepting Applications for Second Class of Social Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based Halcyon Incubator – an incubator created by the S&R Foundation that is specifically focused on social entrepreneurship – announced this week that the application process for its second class of fellows is now open. Back in June it announced its first…



Miami Dade College to Launch Idea Center and Incubator on Campus

By | Jun 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Miami Dade College announces plans to open a new entrepreneurship center, the Idea Center, in September. The Idea Center @MDC will be  headed by entrepreneur Leandro Finol, and it will be the college’s hub for entrepreneurship for 165,000 students. The center will also have a venture…



Hawaii – Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator Team up for Third Startup Paradise Demo Day

By | Jun 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

(Honolulu, HI) Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator, both Hawaii based accelerator programs, recently celebrated their third partnered demo day branded StartupParadise at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center. In an effort to drive more resources like mentors, talent and investments to the Hawaii market, Blue Startups and Energy…



DC’s Social Entrepreneur Incubator Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Halcyon Incubator, a Washington, D.C. based incubator for social entrepreneurs, announced recently that it has chosen its inaugural class of fellows to take part in the program’s first class this upcoming September. The fellows were chosen for their innovative ventures that aim to provide…



DC-Based Cybersecurity Accelerator MACH37 Opens Applications for Fall Cohort

By | May 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Last week, the DC-based cybersecurity accelerator MACH37 opened their application process for the Fall 2014 class of startups. This will be the accelerator’s third class of cybersecurity startups. Based at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, VA, MACH37 is a cybersecurity accelerator that helps develop the next…



Demo Day: Austin’s Incubation Station Showcases 6 Startups

By | Jun 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Incubation Station marks their second annual Showcase Day event today in Austin, Texas. Six consumer packaged goods (CPG) startups, after a 12-week mentorship program, are getting the opportunity to present their final pitches to Austin’s entrepreneur and investor communities. These startups spent their 12…



1776 DC Tech Startup Campus and Hub Aims To Tackle Big Problems

By | Jan 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Since the Washington, D.C. region is so spread out with Maryland, Virginia and The District making up the unique area, finding a central hub for tech startups has been something the region has struggled with. Last year The Fort, a startup accelerator and work…



11 Startups Unveil at TechStars Boulder 2012 Demo Day

By | Aug 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Holy Demo Day Batman! Tonight marks the unveiling of the 6th class of TechStars Boulder, the top ranked accelerator in 2011.  Last year’s class included FullContact, Mocavo, and FlixMaster.  What does this year hold in store? Fear not, for Tech Cocktail is here to…



14 New Startups Announced at DreamIt Ventures Demo Days

By | Dec 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Today 14 new startups are being announced as part of DreamIt Ventures Demo Days Philadelphia.  This invitation-only event showcases the year’s graduating ventures first with a presentation from each individual start-up, followed by an open gallery where attendees can interact with the companies directly….



TechStars Raises $24M, Increases Funding for Its Companies by $100K

By | Sep 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Startup incubator TechStars announced today that is has raised $24M from Foundry Group, IA Ventures, Avalon Ventures, DFJ Mercury, SoftBank Capital, SVB Financial Group, RRE Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, TechStars Alumni and several individuals. This new funding will be used to offer every…


Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program Unveils Inaugural Class

By | Jun 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

This past week, the Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation Education Ventures hosted presentations by 23 founders of education companies who just completed a four-month incubation program.  You can learn more about the program in this video interview with Nick Seguin that we took at…



AlphaLab Launches 5 Pittsburgh Startups

By | May 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

In Pittsburgh yesterday, AlphaLab, the three year old startup accelerator program which is part of Innovation Works, one of the most active seed-stage investors in the country, hosted their annual demo day launching five new startups. Innovation Works has created such successes as ModCloth which has…


New Orleans

Launchpad Ignition Blasts Off First New Orleans Startup Class

By | May 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Startup accelerator programs have been spreading like wildfire over the last few years. We have been covering them since 2007 as TechStars launched in Boulder, Colorado to emulate Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston’s Y Combinator model. Since then we’ve seen TechStars expand to other…



Excelerate Labs Announces Ten Startups To It’s 2011 Incubator

By | Apr 28, 2011 at 12:46 am

In it’s second year, the Chicago startup accelerator Excelerate Labs has just announced its new class. The program runs from June to September and offers $15K to $20K in funding and mentorship throughout the summer months. Last year, Excelerate Labs launched ten startups as…


7 Startups Unveiled at LaunchBox Digital Durham Demo Day

By | Jan 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Today in Durham, NC, seven new startups presented at the LaunchBox Digital 2010 Demo Day which is the culmination of 12 weeks of mentoring. This is LaunchBox Digital’s third year incubating new businesses and their first year in Durham, North Carolina. LaunchBox Digital was based…


San Francisco

I/O Ventures Incubates Six Silicon Valley Startups

By | Oct 18, 2010 at 11:59 am

This past week, we saw the first round of six startups launch out of the I/O Ventures incubator program in San Francisco. The incubator offers a four month program to help entrepreneurs launch a product and create a business. It invests up to $25,000…