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Chicago

Chicago’s Accelerator Excelerate Labs Announces Latest Startup Class

By | Apr 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

For the third consecutive summer, Excelerate Labs, which ranked among the top startup accelerator programs in America, announced today the companies selected for its 2012 class. Excelerate Labs is led by entrepreneurs Troy Henikoff (founder of SurePayroll) and Sam Yagan (founder of OkCupid, eDonkey, & SparkNotes)….

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San Antonio

Demo Day: TechStars Cloud Unveils First Class of 11 Startups

By | Apr 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Today, TechStars Cloud launched 11 companies in San Antonio, all using the power of the cloud to make it easier to build websites and apps, manage your web services, and get analytics. TechStars Cloud is the first themed accelerator program in the network, complementing…

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Los Angeles

Demo Day: LA’s Start Engine Accelerator Launches 10 Startups

By | Mar 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

Standing in the shadow of Silicon Valley, Los Angeles is gearing up to become a startup hub in its own right. And today it will take a step toward the limelight with the first demo day of Start Engine, a new tech accelerator in…

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DC

New DC Startup Accelerator The Fort Launches

By | Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

A new tech accelerator is coming to town: Fortify.vc, a venture fund from Virginia, will begin accelerating some of its portfolio companies at The Fort in DC. The Fort’s launch is supported by a grant of $100,000 from DC mayor Vincent Gray. Initial startups…

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Seattle

Microsoft’s New Kinect Accelerator Powered by TechStars

By | Jan 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Entrepreneurs still have 3 weeks left to apply for the TechStars-powered Kinect Accelerator, which will incubate startups built off the Kinect’s motion and voice control. The program takes place in Seattle from March to May. In exchange for 6% common equity, startups receive $20,000…

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Boulder

TechStars Launches Accelerato.rs Unified Application Form

By | Dec 29, 2011 at 8:20 pm

We have covered, sliced, diced and analyzed the startup accelerators for awhile now and even produced the first startup accelerator rankings this past year. Yesterday, TechStars, a Boulder-based startup accelerator program, took a step to help simplify the process by offering a unified application…

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Take a Trip to China and Launch a Hardware Startup with HAXLR8R

By | Dec 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

If you’ve been toying with the idea for some cool new technology, consider applying to HAXLR8R, a 4-month accelerator program for hardware startups starting in March. HAXLR8R takes place in Shenzhen, China, a hub for electronics manufacturing, with a demo day in Silicon Valley….

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Pittsburgh

AlphaLab Launches 6 More Startups in Pittsburgh

By | Oct 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

Yesterday in Pittsburgh, Innovation Works’ AlphaLab startup accelerator program launched another 6 companies at its demo day. Twice a year, up to 6 promising companies are selected to participate in the 20 week program. The current group of companies has been at it since…

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Los Angeles

MuckerLab, a New TechStars Network Accelerator, Now Accepting Applications

By | Oct 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

MuckerLab, a member of the TechStars network, announced its Los Angeles accelerator program on Thursday and will begin incubating in late January 2012. The 3-month program offers funding up to $21,000, as well as office space and mentorship, for about 6 percent equity. MuckerLab…

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Montreal

A Dose of Intellectual Honesty: Interview with Accelerator Head and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Yoskovitz

By | Sep 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

Ben Yoskovitz is a founding partner at Year One Labs, an early-stage seed accelerator in Montreal. Last September, he and his three partners accepted their first class, including recent graduate and now seed-funded Localmind. Yoskovitz is a serial entrepreneur whose recruitment-software startup, Standout Jobs,…

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Boulder

TechStars Boulder Demo Day 2011 Launches 12 More Technology Startups

By | Aug 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Today in Boulder was TechStars demo day at the Boulder Theater as the top ranked U.S. startup accelerator program launched it’s latest class. We’ve been covering the TechStars Boulder program since it’s inception and you check out last years class here. This year, lead…