Business

Miami

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…

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Honolulu

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…

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DC

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…

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Austin

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…

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DC

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…

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Philadelphia

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….

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Boulder

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…

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Pittsburgh

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…

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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…

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Chicago

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…

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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…

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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…

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Austin

Five Austin Startups Launch at Capital Factory

By | Sep 9, 2010 at 12:41 am

Today in Austin, Texas five companies launched as part of the Capital Factory startup accelerator program. The program, which was founded in 2009 by Joshua Baer, an email marketing pioneer and founder of OtherInbox, Sam Decker, Chief Marketing Officer at Bazaarvoice, and Bryan Menell,…

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Chicago

10 Startups Launch in Chicago at Excelerate Labs

By | Aug 31, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Excelerate Labs, Chicago’s new tech startup incubator, debuted their first group of graduates today. Modeled after Brad Feld’s and David Cohen’s incubator, TechStars, the Chicago management team spent time with the Colorado group to ensure they had the right approach and then Sam Yagan, …

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Philadelphia

DreamIt Ventures Incubates 14 Startups in 2010

By | Aug 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

We are in Philadelphia this week, the land of independence, where the startup incubator DreamIt Ventures is showcasing fourteen new startups this year. In their third year, the DreamIt Ventures demo day was kicked off by program managing partners Kerry Rupp, Steven Welch, Michael…

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Boulder

TechStars Boulder Launches 11 More Startups

By | Aug 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

This past week the TechStars startup incubator based in Boulder, Colorado launched another class of startups. Interestingly, of the twenty-four startups that have been a part of the TechStars program over the years, six have been acquired. We’ve hosted a few TECH cocktail Boulder…

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Champaign

Excelerate Chicago Incubator Reveals 2010 Startups

By | May 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

With summer right around the corner, the Excelerate, Chicago startup incubator, has announced its first class of startup companies to receive funding. This year they supported ten startups which mostly consist of web and mobile based businesses. There is one outlier in the solar…