Virtual Incubation and Acceleration Services: What Really Works?

INBIA

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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.

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Nate Schmidt Joins Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator as Managing Director

TechStars

Back then the thought of Techstars launching an accelerator in Birmingham would have seemed like a pipe dream. A decade later not only is Techstars coming to town, but I have the great honor of announcing that I’m joining as Managing Director of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator!

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.

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.

From ideation to accolades in 10 months: An EO Accelerator’s successful pivot

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Annie Cheng is active in the Seattle chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ‘s Accelerator programme, which empowers entrepreneurs with the tools, community and accountability necessary to aggressively grow their businesses. Why did you join EO Accelerator?

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.

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. . A large part of creating these environments includes the hands-on mentorship Techstars brings to its accelerators around the world.

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. The post Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it appeared first on 500 Startups. No one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist.

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. The post The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019 appeared first on 500 Startups.

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.

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.

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.

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

The post Taking our Flagship Accelerator Virtual-First appeared first on 500 Startups. There is not a single business that is not affected in some form or another from COVID-19, and 500 Startups is no different.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.”

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

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.

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.

Plaid accelerator announces inaugural cohort of fintech startups

TechCrunch

Plaid, the fintech giant, has announced the inaugural cohort of startups in its new accelerator program, FinRise. The accelerator, announced two months ago , is explicitly focused on backing underrepresented founders in tech. Accelerators embrace change forced by pandemic.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Ocean Solutions Accelerator doubles down on blue economy with new track for later-stage companies

TechCrunch

The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early stage companies, but this year they’re expanding the program to accept those who have already closed their first round. In the Accelerator over the Sea.

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.

What Accelerators Look Like in 2021

GAN

Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions about their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights on the current state of the accelerator industry. Responses from our annual survey culminate in a giant data report that we make available to any accelerator within the community that provided us with their data. Applying to Accelerators in 2021. On average, accelerators receive 576 applications for just 11.2

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.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Motown Musician Accelerator Program (Episode 182)

StartupNation

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares details of the Motown Musician Accelerator Program , an education and grant initiative designed to help local aspiring musicians and music managers break into business.

What Will this Crisis Accelerate in Your Ecosystem?

Tomasz Tunguz

Instead, his manager told him that these kinds of crises accelerate change and that he should embrace them. Since then, I’ve been asking myself, what changes will this crisis accelerate? Obviously, telecommuting/videoconferencing adoption will have accelerated.