The Continued Importance of Accelerators


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

Share the mindset of success in EO Accelerator

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Emma Allen is active in the Charlotte, NC chapter of EO Accelerator , which empowers first-stage entrepreneurs with the tools, community and accountability necessary to catapult their business to the next level.


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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.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum


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.

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


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. The experiences, requirements, and recruitment networks are exclusive and therefore benefit only a small percentage of innovators. New research demonstrated that accelerator programs actually made funding gaps worse between men and women founders.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss the MyEO DealExchange DX22 Conference

Entrepreneurs' Organization

It’s an incredibly valuable event for both EO Accelerators and EO members with startups that want to attract investments in addition to EO members who are looking for the right investment opportunity. The DX event is so powerful because of the networking quality among the MyEO DX community.

EO Accelerator Story: Bryan Luoma

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Bryan Luoma is an EO Accelerator (EOA) participant who owns a CAD drafting business based in the New York metro area. Bryan and his employees credit the EO Accelerator program with building his confidence and expertise as an entrepreneur scaling his business.

AWS launches new $30M accelerator program aimed at minority founders


Amazon Web Services (AWS) today launched a new program, AWS Impact Accelerator , that will give up to $30 million to early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders. Programs like AWS Impact Accelerator amount to more than lip service.

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.

GCUC Places: The network for your team


The pandemic has truly accelerated the timeline of companies’ work from anywhere policies. The post GCUC Places: The network for your team appeared first on GCUC Community. The choice of workstation within the workplace structure is now in.

10 Signs Your Company Needs a Business Accelerator Program

Entrepreneurs' Organization

By Lauren King, Director of the EO Accelerator Program. As someone who’s dedicated her career to helping small-scale entrepreneurs grow their businesses, I’ve heard many skeptics say a business accelerator program is just a cover for startups looking to increase capital.

ACT Tulsa welcomes Cohort II into accelerator

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The Tulsa-based accelerator launches Cohort II with eight tech-enabled startups. Powered by their partners, the Tulsa-based accelerator has. The money and resources help accelerate progress, but the contacts and networking. For more information, contact: Taleya Mayberry.

SentinelOne scoops up Attivo Networks for $617M


Security companies typically start by focusing on one particular problem, but the biggest ones like Palo Alto Networks, FireEye and Symantec have shifted to a horizontal approach, typically gaining functionality over time through acquisition.

EO Accelerator Grads on Growing In Business and In Marriage

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As EO Accelerator graduates and business partners, they have unique insights on growing their revenue while maintaining a partnership. . Octane: EO Accelerator is EO’s program for first-stage entrepreneurs. How did you hear about EO Accelerator?

Polywork gets $3.5M to blend professional and social networking


That’s the premise underpinning Polywork , a new professional social network founded by Lystable/Kalo founder, Peter Johnson. Polywork also lets users send collaboration requests to others on the network — aka, its version of LinkedIn’s in-mail.

Plaid accelerator announces inaugural cohort of fintech startups


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.

Onomondo secures cash to expand its wireless network for IoT devices


Onomondo , a startup offering a dedicated wireless network for internet of things (IoT) devices, today announced that it raised $21 million in a funding round led by Verdane with participation from Maersk Growth, People Ventures, and The Danish Growth Fund.

8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit

UBI Global

The networking and experience are invaluable for your program, but you need to justify the time away from daily responsibilities and the cost, which is easy with a quality event […]. 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

A New Network for Startup Community Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

There’s a new community network emerging to help entrepreneurial ecosystem builders connect, learn, and grow— Startup Communities: The community for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. Accelerators.

Draper Startup House launches first accelerator program, choosing Austin as its home


It is now also the new home for Tim Draper’s newest initiative to help support early-stage founders: Draper Startup House Accelerator Program. This latest effort marks Draper Startup House’s only accelerator program, according to Daniel Wiegand, co-founder and president of DSH Accelerator.

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M


Palo Alto Networks has been on buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800 million in cash and equity awards. Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M.

Here are all of the companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator’s 30th Demo Day today


Today marks the 30th Demo Day for Alchemist , the enterprise-focused accelerator that helped grow companies like LaunchDarkly, Rigetti Computing and Privacera early on. Firecell: Helps enterprises build private 4G/5G networks. Startups TC alchemist alchemist accelerator

Hear how to accelerate slow-moving industries on TechCrunch Live


It’s free, and attendees have the opportunity to ask guests questions, participate in Pitch Practice and network with other attendees. Dan Lewis launched Convoy in 2015 into an established industry dominated by several legacy businesses. Now worth $3.8

Startup Accelerators are Entrepreneur Boot Camps


Now they are coming back, and the best even provide networking, technical leadership, and seed funding, as well as investors waving money at graduates. Both provide excellent networking to investors, and on-site technical leadership, which I believe sets them apart. Business accelerators” is another term often used interchangeably with incubators. Most incubators and accelerators today provide one or more of the following: flexible space and leases, often at very low rates.

Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others


The line between social networking and gaming is increasingly blurring , and internet incumbents are taking notice. Why social networks want even more gaming. Apps Funding Recent Funding Social Startups TC IMVU netease Together Labs virtual network

Corelight secures $75M Series D to bolster its network defense offering


Corelight, a San Francisco-based startup that claims to offer the industry’s first open network detection and response (NDR) platform, has raised $75 million in Series D investment led by Energy Impact Partners. .

MyPlace raises $5.8M to scale its private home-sharing social network


New York-based MyPlace , a social network designed to help friends share their private homes, has raised $5.8 Since then, the platform has grown into a social network used by thousands of people in 86 countries. Once you get onto the network, you can find your own friends on it.

Snap debuts its fifth cohort of Yellow accelerator startups


Snap’s in-house Yellow accelerator program, which invests in startups, has debuted its fifth batch of investments. The company invests $150,000 in each Yellow startup for an equity stake as part of the accelerator program, which first launched in 2018.

How to Make a Big Impression in Front of an Accelerator

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Strategies to help you maxmise your impact Photo: ReaktorX As a COO of ReaktorX, a pre-acceleration programme, I’m always very inspired when scouting startups. Rather than do their research on accelerators, many eager entrepreneurs jump straight to the cold email.

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


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.

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. Continuing this series spotlight on David’s journey as an entrepreneur, he gives the YLAI Network his key takeaways from the experience. Accelerators such as Union Kitchen, a startup food business accelerator in the Washington D.C.

Leadership Evolution at Impact Hub Network

Impact Hub

Vienna, 10 November 2021 – As the Impact Hub Network continues to accelerate the transition to a more just and sustainable future, we are excited to announce an update on our leadership team. Maria Trindade, Network Development Director.

Meet the newest crypto builders from web3 accelerator Alliance DAO’s demo day


But today we’re highlighting the demo day for a new wave of crypto projects and teams who participated in the latest cohort for Alliance DAO, a web3 accelerator and builder community. Dapi is building a decentralized peer-to-peer open network bridge that uses private banking APIs like Plaid.

Why every VC should spend a month with an accelerator


However, I believe that accelerators can be the glue bringing the two together. I’ve participated in a number of accelerators, including Disney and Techstars, and these programs gave me a noticeable advantage when I stepped into VC. Accelerators are hubs for diversity.

What if all startup accelerators promote circularity?

Impact Hub

What if all startup incubators and accelerators integrated design principles that foster circularity? Circularity-focused incubation and acceleration programs already exist, but there are two problems: There aren’t enough of them to transform the private sector as a whole. Accelerating the transition to a circular economy that respects planetary boundaries will help us realise this ambition. The post What if all startup accelerators promote circularity?

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


In 2018, Leslie Feinzaig , the founder of Female Founders Alliance , launched a free, equity-free accelerator for women called Ready, Set, Raise. The goal was to provide under-networked female founders the coaching and connections needed to raise money.

Creating Better VCs: An Accelerator for the Dark Side

This is going to be BIG.

Their guidance and network can also make these companies better. 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?