What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator

TechStars

Partnering with startups is a great way to accelerate the entire corporate innovation journey. In order to meet these goals you will want to check that what you’re looking at is truly an accelerator. ” It is a comprehensive solution to accelerate innovation.

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

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.

What the Data Says about Getting into An Accelerator

GAN

Last week, GAN released its annual data report and, while the full report is only available to accelerators in the GAN Community that provided us with their program data, you can see the year’s top highlights in an infographic here. Go visit other accelerators.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars Tel Aviv 2019 promises to be another year of triumph and success.

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.

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.

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.

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 Announces Accelerator in Abu Dhabi, Second Accelerator in UAE

TechStars

Techstars partners with Hub71 to launch Techstars Hub71 Accelerator. July 23, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars Hub71 Accelerator. About Techstars Accelerators Announcements abu dhabi hub71

Advancing your business with the help of an accelerator

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

When emerging entrepreneur David Davila started to develop his idea of a family business selling coffee, one of his friends recognized that he had a great idea and encouraged him to apply to Union Kitchen, a startup accelerator in the United States.

8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit

UBI Global

The post 8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit appeared first on UBI Global. Blog Corporations Innovation Insights #accelerators #Doha #incubators innovation landscape startups World Incubation Summit 2019

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 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.

Top 10 Reasons to Benchmark Your Business Incubator or Accelerator

UBI Global

Benchmarking is a comprehensive process that is used by the top performing business incubators and accelerators in the world. The post Top 10 Reasons to Benchmark Your Business Incubator or Accelerator appeared first on UBI Global. What is benchmarking?

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.

Techstars Brings Smart Mobility-Focused Accelerator to Turin, Italy

TechStars

Techstars and Compagnia Di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center announce Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator, first Techstars accelerator in Italy. Applications for the Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator are open now through October 13, 2019.

Before Ever Applying to an Accelerator, Here’s What You Need to Know

GAN

There are 115 accelerators spread across 160 cities in the GAN Community. In 2018 alone, more than 35,000 startups applied for just 1,344 spots at those accelerators. So, this past week, I asked leaders at GAN programs one simple question: Before applying to your accelerator, what would you tell startups they need to do to prepare for your program? Hillman Accelerator and NewMe Accelerator.

The Expanding World of Accelerators

Gust

In some ways, it is now difficult to imagine a world without accelerators. Many of the globe’s most well-known and disruptive startups were propelled from the hallways of legendary accelerators such as Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups.

PowerSpike: From LaunchPad to Accelerator

TechStars

Techstars Atlanta Accelerator. AJ’s team completed the Atlanta Techstars Accelerator program in the summer of 2019. Accelerators Blackstone Blackstone LaunchPad Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars LaunchPad LaunchPad Propel

From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

Gust

As the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, MassChallenge has helped 835 startup companies around the world, who have raised over $1.1 The post From Accelerators to Venture Capital: What is best for your startup?

Startup Accelerators are Entrepreneur Boot Camps

Gust

Business accelerators” is another term often used interchangeably with incubators. The key difference between them, according to purists, is that accelerators compress the timescale for startups by operating as a type of boot camp. Invested Interests accelerators incubators startups

Techstars Accelerators Open Applications for 2020 Q1 Programs

TechStars

Applications are now open for Q1 2020 Techstars mentorship-driven accelerators. where they’ll experience 13 weeks of growth and business acceleration through hands-on mentorship, investment and access to the techstars worldwide network. .

Innovation Accelerator's 4th Cohort Graduates!

Unrestricted Revenue

On May 6th, 2019 Innovation Accelerator, the program that transforms nonprofit leaders’ thinking by bringing a culture of innovation into their organizations, graduated its fourth cohort. The event, held at TechSpring in Springfield, hosted three graduating Innovation Accelerator teams.

Techstars Partners with LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University to bring SportsTech Accelerator to Melbourne

TechStars

Techstars launches second accelerator focused on SportsTech, in Australia. July 22, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator. About Techstars Accelerators sportstech melbourne

Announcing Innovation Accelerator's 4th Cohort

Unrestricted Revenue

We are delighted to announce that these fantastic social-mission ventures are a part of Innovation Accelerator’s 4th cohort

Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

Berkonomics

Accelerators are organizations that selectively accept entrepreneurs into a program of intense coaching in a physical environment sponsored by the accelerator that also provides seed funds for the startup to begin its business. Are you a candidate for an accelerator?

Creating Better VCs: An Accelerator for the Dark Side

This is going to be BIG.

These days, there are a ton of options for you if you''re a startup seeking guidence. Every single topic about running a company has been written about ad nauseum, there are incubators, accelorators, mentoring programs, events, talks, etc. We''ve done a lot to make sure startups get all the help we can get--and it''s leading to higher companies getting off the ground. But what about investors? How are we supposed to get better?

Techstars and Starburst Announce Space-Focused Accelerator Program With U.S. Government And Corporate Consortium

TechStars

The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, a new Los Angeles-based program, will focus on the next generation of space technology companies and related frontier technologies. Applications for Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator open today. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S.

Announcing the 2019 Class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars

TechStars

Today, Techstars in partnership with Western Union, is proud to announce the inaugural class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Presenting, the 2019 class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars! Accelerators Announcements western union

Announcing Barry Givens as Managing Director for the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars

TechStars

I’m excited to announce that I’m officially joining the global Techstars Network as Managing Director of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars here in Atlanta, Georgia. .

Techstars Announces Virtual Accelerator Focused on Next Generation Space and Frontier Technologies with International Partners

TechStars

November 13, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars Allied Space Accelerator. the Techstars Air Force Accelerator and the Starburst Space Accelerator, the U.S. Accelerators Announcements allied-space

TECHSTARS PARTNERS WITH ALABAMA BUSINESS AND STATE LEADERS TO BRING ENERGYTECH ACCELERATOR TO BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

TechStars

October 16, 2019 – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the launch of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator. Applications for Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator will be accepted January of 2020 through March 2020. BOULDER, Colo.

How VCs, Accelerators, and Coworking Spaces Put Communities in Buildings vs. Buildings in Communities

This is going to be BIG.

Techstars and other accelerators have also become major network hubs in the NYC ecosystem, bringing investors together from all across the country. I'll bet you don't know where the Center of NY's Tech Community and Center of Creativity is. Give up?

Techstars partners with Create Labs to bring inclusive product design to Techstars accelerator programs

TechStars

The program will help to increase diversity and inclusion in the Techstars Network, as well as integrating inclusive product design into the Techstars accelerator programs. . “We Techstars is currently running 45 accelerators across 12 countries annually.

Announcing the 2019 Class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy

TechStars

Today marks the beginning of Techstars’ first SportsTech focused accelerator, the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy , a 13-week mentor-ship driven accelerator program supporting startups addressing solutions across the sports spectrum.

Ready to Disrupt Health Care? Applications open for the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

TechStars

With the market primed for innovation, the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars is launching in Minneapolis to collaboratively develop innovations in digital health and wellness. Does the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars sound like a good fit for your company?

How to make the most of an accelerator Office Hours

This is going to be BIG.

At accelerators like Techstars, the "Office Hours" is a standard part of the program. A mentor comes in and a whole slate of companies are scheduled to meet with them for around 20 minutes or so. It''s more than an elevator pitch, but not enough time for a full pitch. So what are you supposed to get accomplished in that time? First of all, get it out of your head that Office Hours is time to pitch.