Virtual Incubation and Acceleration Services: What Really Works?

INBIA

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The Continued Importance of Accelerators

GAN

Accelerators have been around for almost fifteen years now. The reason for that success is, in many ways, due to what accelerators offer every startup that works with them: A Community of startup peers to grow your company alongside. Coaching from both the accelerator managers and guest mentors. This is why, as we think about the next few months and years, accelerators are more important than ever. and you can also see a full list of GAN Accelerators at gan.co.

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What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator

TechStars

Partnering with startups is a great way to accelerate the entire corporate innovation journey. A well-run corporate accelerator can be directed to align with your specific needs and goals to: Help startups and their technology evolve in ways that meet your corporate needs, so the company builds the perfect product for you; See the future of your industry through the lens of entrepreneurs who are trying to disrupt it; Shift company culture to move faster and reduce inefficiencies and costs.

Accelerating Working Capital

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As policy makers around the world seek to mitigate the economic shock from this pandemic, one less obvious but powerful place to look are working capital flows. Yes we do need direct relief for small businesses like the forgivable PPP loans. We also need things like payroll tax deferrals and other relief from the CARES Act. We also need our capital markets to work so actions like the Fed is taking are necessary and important.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

Four Questions Founders Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator

GAN

Every year, some 30,000+ startups vie for just 1,300 spots at GAN Accelerators. Success rates for startups after they graduate from a GAN Accelerator are pretty impressive, too—more than 80% continue to be in business today. While accelerators tend to do a great job of asking founders questions that help to ensure startups are the right fit for their programs, I don’t think that founders always do the same.

RVI, Launch413, Innovation Accelerator – Growing and Thriving

Paul G. Silva

Launch413 (the post-accelerator) – We’ve invested in 13 companies in just under 3 years, expanded our team of kick-ass Venture Advisors, and are starting to see some real results from our top companies. Innovation Accelerator (helping mature nonprofits create for-profit spinouts that help fund the parent org) – Is about to graduate our 5th cohort! A HUGE thank you to my co-founders: Rick Play w/ Launch413 & Kelly Minton w/ Innovation Accelerator.

STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator Welcomes Laila Partridge as Managing Director

TechStars

Today, I’m excited to announce that I am joining Techstars as Managing Director of the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. . What drew me to join the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator harks back to my Intel Capital days where I was fortunate to have been an investor and early manager during the company’s formative years. A large part of creating these environments includes the hands-on mentorship Techstars brings to its accelerators around the world.

We Built a More Inclusive Accelerator—Here’s What We Learned

GAN

Accelerator programs—one of the best tools we have to increase a startup’s survival rate—are limited in solutions provided, in ambition rewarded, and even more limited in regards to the founders who participate. New research demonstrated that accelerator programs actually made funding gaps worse between men and women founders. Here’s one way to start – throw out the accelerator playbook. Guest Blog by Lunar Startups.

Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it

500

When I moved to San Francisco in 2012, I was working on my fourth startup and looking to join an accelerator. 500 immediately stood out to me, not only for their reputation as one of the top accelerators in Silicon Valley, but also because they seemed to be one of the few VCs at the time that recognized that true entrepreneurship was blind. The post Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it appeared first on 500 Startups.

Accelerators embrace change forced by pandemic

TechCrunch

Accelerators have become a major force in the startup world, but these teeming masses of potential have been forced, like every other industry, to adopt major changes with the pandemic. Cyril Ebersweiler is a venture partner at SOSV and founder of the HAX hardware accelerator.

The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019

500

It’s been a crazy journey for us from a small first batch of startups in our Silicon Valley Accelerator to running accelerators across the globe and investing in founders from over 76 countries. While we have undoubtedly matured as a company, we continue to strive to make our Seed Accelerator one of the top programs to support founders and help them build companies at-scale. The post The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019 appeared first on 500 Startups.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

All of the branches are running successful accelerator programs, which benefit from the international trade relations and flair of the metro region. Leading innovation hubs such as Next Media Accelerator (NMA), Next Commerce Accelerator, Next Logistics Accelerator, Airbus BizLab Accelerator, Social Impact Lab Hamburg, and successful incubators like Hanse Ventures and Media Lift are attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million

500

The post Inside 500: How Their Accelerator Helped Me Grow My Accounting-as-a-Service Company and Raise $2 Million appeared first on 500 Startups. Founders Tips and Trends 500 Accelerator 500 startups accelerator 500 startups demo day Accelerator accelerator program founders seed accelerator start up accelerator startup accelerator startup founders

Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First

500

When news broke of COVID-19 entering in the US, we were one of the first major accelerators to turn the Demo Day experience completely virtual, and since then, we have focused on collecting data from investors and founders to help the community at-large through reports like our COVID-19 Investor Survey and Female Founders Survey. The post Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First appeared first on 500 Startups.

Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX

TechStars

Captain Steve Lauver is the Director of Technology Accelerators for AFWERX, a program that seeks to foster innovation within the US Air Force. Lauver oversees AFWERX’s accelerator, which links up active duty Air Force, Reserve Air Force, contracted personnel, and startups to solve problems. Accelerators Partners Air Force Corporate Innovation innovation leader Startup Engagement

Meet the 11 startups graduating from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

TechCrunch

So it’s no surprise that accelerators and incubators are pumping out new startups that are ready to tackle the problems of 2020. One such accelerator is the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator , which is graduating 11 new startups out of the program today with its Summer 2020 Demo Day.

How COVID-19 accelerated DoorDash’s business

TechCrunch

But notable in DoorDash’s impressive results is the impact of COVID-19, accelerating secular trends already in place, and boosting the unicorn’s growth.

What Future for Accelerators?

Both Sides of the Table

Accelerators have had quite a good run the past 5+ years. Not just Y Combinator and TechStars but a host of other accelerators across the country. There were a lot of requests for us to turn our mentorship program into a physical accelerator with a fund, office space and full-time staff. By this time many accelerators were being created nationally and a few were getting off the grounds in LA, too. None of us was convinced the market really needed 5 accelerators.

Techstars New Health Care Partner: Announcing UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and UnitedHealthcare, a leading health care company, today announced the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars. This new mentorship-driven accelerator will be based in Minneapolis, launching in September 2019. Applications for the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars will open February 18, 2019. Accelerators Announcements uhc unitedhealthcare

Accelerators And Seed Deal Flow

Haystack

And one of the sources of that flow are the new accelerators (I’m lumping incubators, accelerators, etc. Before we dive into this, let me say (1) I know a lot of people personally who run these accelerators and consider them friends (and darn good people); and (2) I know there will be a bunch of founders who will say “Hey, well, I met some great investors this way, so it can work.”

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions on their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights into the state of the accelerator industry as it stands in any particular year. Responses from our yearly survey culminate in a giant data report available to any accelerator from the community that provided us with their data. Applying to Accelerators in 2019. On average, accelerators receive 594 applications for just 9.6

Announcing the 2020 Class of the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today I’m thrilled to announce the ten companies joining the BSH Future Home Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Without further ado, here are the BSH Future Home Accelerator, Powered by Techstars 2020 companies: Ask Winston. Accelerators Announcements BSH BSH Future Home

500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator

500

Last year, 500 partnered with Sberbank—Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution—to launch an accelerator in Moscow, bridging the gap in knowledge and social capital between Silicon Valley and Russia. The post 500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator appeared first on 500 Startups.

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping Launch First Global MaritimeTech Accelerator in Singapore

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), a world leading ship management company, today announced they are jointly launching the world’s first global MaritimeTech accelerator, the EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Based in Singapore, this new mentorship-driven accelerator program will be Techstars second accelerator in the sovereign city-state. Accelerators eps eps maritimetech maritimetec

One Essential Question to Ask When Beginning an Accelerator Program

GAN

XI is a GAN Accelerator located in Colorado Springs and this cohort of founders is an amazing group, just starting the program. This isn’t only true for startup founders when you start an accelerator. The post One Essential Question to Ask When Beginning an Accelerator Program appeared first on GAN. The Future of Work accelerators mental health personal growth rhythms sleep startup life startups

Techstars and Cox Enterprises announce second accelerator, focused on social impact

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Cox Enterprises, the global company dedicated to building a better future through leading communications, automotive services and media companies, today announced the launch of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars. The mentorship-driven accelerator is the second accelerator in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises.

The Fourth Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in starting in Tel Aviv!

TechStars

We are thrilled to announce the 10 extraordinary teams that are joining the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars Tel Aviv today, March 31. Tomorrow Israel’s top investors and mentors will come together at the vibrant Rise Tel-Aviv office space to celebrate the kickoff of the fourth Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv. The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars Tel Aviv 2019 promises to be another year of triumph and success.

Expanding My Investment Thesis to Run the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today, I start my next adventure in startup investing – I’m the new Managing Director of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. What we’re looking to invest in for the 2020 Class of the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. The MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars runs in Cary, North Carolina from July 13 to October 8. With the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars, there is an entirely new level to this.

PlayVS acquires GameSeta to accelerate expansion into Canada

TechCrunch

The deal will accelerate PlayVS during its growth phase and help it expand into the Canadian market. PlayVS , the esports company bringing organized leagues to high schools and colleges, is today announcing its first acquisition.

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises

TechStars

The Heritage Group (THG) and Techstars are working together to help entrepreneurs and startups disrupt these legacy industries through The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars located in Indianapolis. THG is eager to merge its long history of innovation in the industries it serves with today’s innovators and is eager to mentor early-stage companies through the accelerator. Does The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars sound like a good fit for your company?

Ready, Set, Raise, an accelerator for women built by women, announces third class

TechCrunch

In 2018, Leslie Feinzaig , the founder of Female Founders Alliance , launched a free, equity-free accelerator for women called Ready, Set, Raise. Still, she’s optimistic, saying that they saw the “highest caliber of applicants” to her accelerator than ever before.

Announcing Batch 1 of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program

500

Six weeks ago, we launched the inaugural batch of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program, bringing the best of our flagship Seed Accelerator program to the MENA region in partnership with Misk Innovation. The post Announcing Batch 1 of the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program appeared first on 500 Startups.

Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day

500

The post Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Celebrates First Demo Day appeared first on 500 Startups. Its been one week since the Misk 500 Batch 1 Demo Day and we’re still smiling. The energy in the room in Riyadh, on May 13th, was palpable. The 19 companies were on FIRE and rose to the occasion to give the best versions of their pitches. Due to the observance of Ramadan in the region, the event began at 10 PM and concluded at 3 AM.

DoorDash IPO bets that the pandemic has accelerated change

TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. Subscribe here. DoorDash has become the go-to delivery choice for millions of people cooped up during the pandemic this year.

Porsche and Axel Springer increase investment into their APX accelerator to €55M

TechCrunch

In addition to the new funding, APX also today announced that it is doing away with its 100-day accelerator program and instead opting for a long-term commitment to its companies, including participation in future rounds.

Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators

UBI Global

Apply Best Practices, Launch Startups Better Running a business incubator or accelerator is not easy, and those in charge of organizing program activities work tirelessly to help entire cohorts of startups set up their companies, establish their brand identities, and then launch themselves with a solid business plan and processes. The post Download: 15 Best Practices for Business Incubators & Accelerators appeared first on UBI Global.