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7 Ways to Fail When Applying to an Accelerator

By | Dec 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Failure is part of the startup process. And when it’s time to apply to an accelerator, making sure your company is presented in the best way on the application can significantly improve your chances. Since first launching in 2008, Dreamit has received thousands of applications –…

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8 Sales Hacks to Use When Attracting Government Clients

By | Dec 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

Selling to local, state, or federal governments can be a long, arduous process. Municipal and statewide statutes mean there is strict regulation on public sector funds. State and local agencies each have their distinct purchasing guidelines and practices, making a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all strategy challenging…


How to Attract Foreign Investors to Your Startup

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

While the US market is ripe for investment and numerous funding opportunities, not all the global markets can boast the same kind of ecosystem. Startups are booming worldwide, yet the majority of investment rounds are still closed in the Silicon Valley. But what if…

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Blendoor Wins Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

The votes are in! We’ve officially announced this year’s Startup of the Year. We had $250,000 in prizes to give away this year, so while we had one grand prize winner, each startup will still get to go home with something pretty amazing. So,…

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There’s No Question About it: The Accelerator is Evolving

By | Oct 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

At some point in their lifespan, most startup companies have to consider if joining an accelerator is the right move for them. Given that there’s been a major influx of accelerators over the last few years, some reports saying that the numbers are doubling at…


The Top 20 US Startup Accelerators Ranked

By | Mar 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

At SXSW, the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project released its 2015 ranking of the best startup accelerators, topped by AngelPad, Mucker Lab, and Techstars. The ranking, now headed up by researchers at MIT and the University of Richmond, has been evaluating accelerator programs since 2010: 2011 top startup…



Less Pizza and Beer: Why We Need Accelerators for Women

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Are traditional accelerators too male-centric? On November 5, Philadelphia accelerator DreamIt Ventures announced the launch of its DreamIt Athena program for women. DreamIt Athena is actually an accelerator within an accelerator: women founders will go through the program alongside the regular cohort, but get…



DreamIt Launches a Startup Accelerator for Women

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

Yesterday, DreamIt Ventures announced the launch of an accelerator for women founders called DreamIt Athena, which kicks off in Philadelphia next spring. DreamIt, which is ranked the #9 or #15 top startup accelerator depending whom you ask, believes they are the first top-tier accelerator…



Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

By | Sep 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Patrick Fitzgerald wears many hats — he’s an entrepreneur, teaches entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the managing director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. “I have been an advisor on the side for a while at DreamIt,” says Fitzgerald….



DreamIt Hosts Demo Day In New York, Features 15 Startups

By | Aug 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

Yesterday, DreamIt New York, a collaborative effort between DreamIt Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Startl, hosted its demo day at the McGraw Hill Auditorium in New York City. The accelerator officially kicked off in May and focused on education technology, underserved and underrepresented businesses, and Israeli…



DreamIt Ventures Launches First Class Of Startups From New York

By | Aug 10, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Expanding from Philadelphia for its first summer in New York, DreamIt Ventures, the tech accelerator program that ranked ninth in our U.S. accelerator report, has graduated another class of startups.  At its New York demo festivities today, DreamIt Ventures launched 14 new companies. Of…