The ACA 2021 Innovation Funders Showcase Pre-Summit Kick-Off and Deeper Dive Feature Groundbreaking Companies

Angel Capital Association

Chiara Renella-Brooks, ACA Partnership Director Incredible Companies Built by Women Highlighted During the Innovation Funders Showcase Deeper Dive This year’s ninth Annual ACA Summit Innovation Funders Showcase opened ACA Summit week with many exciting new twists! Fresh for 2021, the Innovation Funders Showcase Company Flipbook provided a sneak peek of all the companies presenting, along with critical information such as market strategy, opportunities and more.

5 tips for scaling your green startup during a funding drought

TechCrunch

Whether it’s dedicated impact funds or value-based venture capital firms, funders tend to back companies that have demonstrated their ability to scale. Priyanka Srinivas. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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Black Innovation Alliance, Village Capital team up to support founders of color

TechCrunch

Resource aims to give local accelerators and incubators support in the form of training and community. Resource’s “ESO Accelerator” will train startup ecosystem leaders on how to build a more financially sustainable organization, as well as help connect them to potential funders.

8 investors, founders and execs predict cybersecurity, fintech will take Belfast by storm

TechCrunch

Ignite NI emerged as an important native incubator and accelerator. Great incubator and accelerator in Ignite, but needs expansion to the Northwest where deprivation and poor infrastructure need to be addressed. INI is a big support and funder.

Win Up To $10,000 in Ben Franklin’s No-Cost Startup Boot Camp!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

You’ll come away from this experience with a working business model, networking contacts, and experience pitching to potential funders.

Circularity Tales: Accelerate2030 piloting the transition

Impact Hub

How can we better support acceleration and incubation efforts to push for the transition from the linear to the circular economy?

The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education

TechCrunch

At roughly the same time, Y Combinator (YC) and other accelerators emerged as a largely analog means for entrepreneurs willing to commit three months of time and ~6% of their company to receive en masse training and connections to mentors, peers and funders. Rhys Spence. Contributor.

Helping entrepreneurs to commercialize technology

Carol Lauffer

Accelerators and incubators can be very effective at helping entrepreneurs to commercialize technology. Accelerators and incubators are a natural fit for this process. In an incubator programs, the process is individualized, with a plan developed for each client tailored to its individual needs. Mentors and staff coach the entrepreneurs through the process, and make introductions to funders, legal, and other resources, as needed.

Enterprise escalator Impact Rooms rises to prepare African startups for growth and investment

TechCrunch

The startup is planning to establish Smart Fund, an investor-matching program that uses algorithms to pick the best opportunities for funders.

Access is critical for women entrepreneurs

Carol Lauffer

Before an entrepreneur can contact a prospective funder, she must have a strong business model, knowledge of the capital raising process, and a solid pitch. Accelerators and incubators provide a proven process for coaching entrepreneurs through business model generation, market research, product development, and funding. Does your community have an accelerator or incubator program that either directs its efforts at women entrepreneurs?

Frustrations and Challenges of Ecosystem Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

In an ecosystem, there should be multiple entrepreneurial support organizations, coworking spaces, incubators/accelerators, investors, etc.communicating about the resources they have to support entrepreneurs. Dealing with resistive funders, however, is our biggest challenge.

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

This is going to be BIG.

Ideas get poorly vetted because the funders aren't current on tech trends. Is your business plan competition a fun thing you do on the side each year, or do you have real programs with fulltime staff dedicated to teaching full stack development and how to incubate real businesses? I'll bet you don't know where the Center of NY's Tech Community and Center of Creativity is. Give up? It's in the Financial District--right at 55 Broad Street. It says so right on their website.

How to Find a Job as a VC Scout: Compensation and Which Firms Are Recruiting

David Teten VC

For emerging VC and private equity investors: accelerators, platforms, communities, and incubators. American venture capital firm specializing in investing in early-stage, growth, and incubation companies. .

Free money for your impact tech startup

David Teten VC

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is a West Coast policy incubator, training a new generation of tech policy entrepreneurs. We model ourselves after tech incubators like Y Combinator, but train new policy thinkers and focus the impact of their ideas. Some specific accelerators: 17 Incubators For Impact Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprise. Congratulations! You’ve decided to launch a technology-enabled startup with a positive social impact!

Free money for your impact tech startup

David Teten VC

The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is a West Coast policy incubator, training a new generation of tech policy entrepreneurs. We model ourselves after tech incubators like Y Combinator, but train new policy thinkers and focus the impact of their ideas. Some specific accelerators: 17 Incubators For Impact Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprise. Congratulations! You’ve decided to launch a technology-enabled startup with a positive social impact!