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Arizona Accelerators

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Coplex | Phoenix

Coplex is a 9-month long accelerator focusing on the Tech Industry.

Coplex requires a $150K fee broken into 3 payments in return for 3 modules of entrepreneurial growth and a 5% warrant within your company.

From Coplex:

“Coplex does not have application deadlines or batch approvals, instead the accelerator takes the time to get to know a company and their ideas in order to decide whether or not Coplex will be a good fit.”

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California Accelerators

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YCombinator | Silicon Valley

Y Combinator is a broad range accelerator represented by companies such as AirBnB, Dropbox, Reddit, Quora and Twitch.

Over a 2 month period, Y Combinator invests $150K for 7% equity when the company safe converts.

From YCombinator:

“At YC, we were challenged to do things that don’t scale — to start with the perfect experience for one person, then work backwards and scale it to 100 people who love us. This was the best piece of advice we’ve ever received.” -Brian Chesky, Founder AirBnB

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500 Startups | San Francisco

Focused within the tech industry, 500 Startups is an accelerator who supported companies such as Talkdesk, Neighborly, Shippo and Punchd.

500 Startups invests $150K for 6% equity throughout a period of four months and charges a $37.5K fee for participation.

From 500 Startups:

“We put companies in touch with investors, we teach them the best practices in sales and marketing, we help them on storytelling and pitch prep, and we share with them best practices and learnings on how to fundraise” Martin Liao, Partner

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Indie Bio | San Francisco

Focused on scientific programs, Indie Bio provides $250K in seed funding and 4 months of driving growth in groundbreaking biotech companies. IndieBio is home to companies such as Clara Food, The Not Company, and Jungla Inc.

From IndieBio:

“A huge focus for every team while at IndieBio is going from bench to product in four months. This means making prototypes, getting them into the hands of mentors and potential customers, and iterating off of their feedback over and over again.”

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AngelPad | San Francisco

This broad ranged accelerator is home to companies such as: AllTrails, Buffer, DroneDeplay, and Pipedrive. This program runs for approximately 3 months and is based heavily around mentorship, funding, community, and investors.

From Angel Pad:

“Our companies have raised a total of $1.4 Billion since 2010, that’s an average funding of $10m per company.
Almost 10% of all AngelPad companies are valued over $100m.”

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Acceleprise | San Francisco

This four month program includes a broad range of startups like those of Aces Health, Allbound, Aspire, and Hostfully. Acceleprise chooses 7-10 startups to invest in.

From Acceleprise:

“We keep the cohort sizes small, so we can be very hands on and really hustle for our companies.”
“We work closely with each company to identify areas of their business they would like help with and to define their ideal customer profile. We then introduce companies to a broad selection of potential buyers and investors”
“We provide individual guidance in fundraising strategy and make introductions to angel and institutional investors.”

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Alchemist Accelerator | San Francisco

This broad range accelerator is home to 23 startups that have been acquired such as Assemblage acquired by Cisco, Mobilespan acquired by Dropbox, and CirroSecure acquired by Palo Alto Networks.

The Alchemist Accelerator invests $36K for 5% equity.

From Alchemist Accelerator:

“The Alchemist Accelerator is an accelerator exclusively for startups whose revenue comes from enterprises, not consumers. We are passionate about the needs of enterprise seed ventures, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. The accelerator focuses on enterprise customer development, sales (direct and online), market validation, and a structured path to fundraising. We have the most sought after advisor faculty, guest lecturers, venture capitalists, and Fortune 100 customers primed to be resources for you. And we are very excited about building a fellowship of founders building change the world companies that sell to the enterprise.
“We prefer teams of 2 or 3. We will admit purely technical teams, but the ideal team has one or two technical co-founders, and one business-side co-founder.”

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MuckerLab | Los Angeles

This broad range year-long accelerator program invests between $21K to $150K in return for a 7%-12% equity stake.

From MuckerLab:

“MuckerLab is not a business plan competition — our portfolio companies are focused on building products and achieving market acceptance, not writing business plans or just slide presentations. Although the best entrepreneurs knock it out of the park in all facets of running their companies — including fund raising execution, we believe the most beautiful presentation and most bullet proof pitches comes from companies with thoughtfully executed products, loyal and delighted users, reference-able customers, scaling business metrics, and passionate founders.

MuckerLab is also not an investment bank — we do not broker financing for our companies. While we believe fundraising is one of the many hurdles that any new venture most overcome, we do not believe fundraising is the end goal of building great companies, much less one for an accelerator program. In fact, most MuckerLab companies do not kick off their fundraising process until they have met pre-determined product – market fit milestones for their respective businesses.”

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California Accelerators

Y Combinator

Silicon Valley

http://www.ycombinator.com/

500 Startups

San Francisco

http://500.co/

Coplex

Los Angeles

https://www.coplex.com/

Indiebio

Silicon Valley

http://www.invfintech.com/

Mucker Lab

Los Angeles

http://www.muckercapital.com/muckerlab/

Acceleprise

San Francisco

http://www.acceleprise.vc/

Alchemist Accelerator

San Francisco

http://www.alchemistaccelerator.com/

Angelpad

San Francisco

http://angelpad.org/

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Colorado Accelerators

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Techstars | Boulder

This 4-month long program is focused on the tech industry and is home to startups such as SimpleEnergy, FullContact, and WunderCapital. Techstars is a mentorship driven accelerator. TechStars mentors include Paul Berberian of
Sphero and Brad Feld of the Foundry Group.

TechStars invests $100K for 6% equity in your startup.

From TechStars:

“Our give first culture, worldwide network and focus on mentorship is what sets us apart from other VC firms and accelerators”.

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Massachusetts Accelerators

Mass Challenge

Boston

https://masschallenge.org/

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MassChallenge | Boston

This 6-week program focuses on a broad range of startups. While Mass Challenge does not take equity from the startups it supports, the accelerator offers over $250k in curated deals and discounts.

From Mass Challenge:

“If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.”
“For our vertical programs MassChallenge HealthTech and MassChallenge FinTech: We accept applications from industry-focused startups that have raised less than $10M in equity-based funding and generated less than $10M in revenue. If your startup exceeds these guidelines, we still recommend that you apply for the accelerator program. “

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New York Accelerators

Creative Destruction lab

New York

http://www.creativedestructionlab.com/

Indiebio

New York

http://www.invfintech.com/

Angelpad

New York

http://angelpad.org/

Acceleprise

New York

http://www.acceleprise.vc/

DreamIT Ventures

New York

http://www.dreamitventures.com/

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Creative Destruction Lab | New York

Focused on science and technology programs, CDL has accelerator programs involving Prime (General Technology), Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Health, and Space Streams. The length of the program, investment, dates, and equity are to be determined.

From Creative Destruction Lab:

“CDL-NYC will leverage the greater NYC region’s strengths as the world’s business capital, as host to the world’s foremost research institutions, and as the fastest growing hub in the U.S. for high-tech startups.”

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AngelPad | New York

This broad ranged accelerator is home to companies such as: AllTrails, Buffer, DroneDeplay, and Pipedrive. This program runs for approximately 3 months and is based heavily around mentorship, funding, community, and investors.

From Angel Pad:

“Our companies have raised a total of $1.4 Billion since 2010, that’s an average funding of $10m per company.
Almost 10% of all AngelPad companies are valued over $100m.”

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Indie Bio | New York

Focused on scientific programs, Indie Bio provides $250K in seed funding and 4 months of driving growth in groundbreaking biotech companies. IndieBio is home to companies such as Clara Food, The Not Company, and Jungla Inc.

From IndieBio:

“A huge focus for every team while at IndieBio is going from bench to product in four months. This means making prototypes, getting them into the hands of mentors and potential customers, and iterating off of their feedback over and over again.”

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Acceleprise | New York

This four month program includes a broad range of startups like those of Aces Health, Allbound, Aspire, and Hostfully. Acceleprise chooses 7-10 startups to invest in.

From Acceleprise:

“We keep the cohort sizes small, so we can be very hands on and really hustle for our companies.”
“We work closely with each company to identify areas of their business they would like help with and to define their ideal customer profile. We then introduce companies to a broad selection of potential buyers and investors”
“We provide individual guidance in fundraising strategy and make introductions to angel and institutional investors.”

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DreamIT Ventures | New York

A fund and accelerator program, DreamIT Ventures helps you zone in on one of three coaching capitals: HealthTech, SecureTech, or UrbanTech. DreamIT is home to companies such as LevelUp, Houseparty, and SeatGeek.

From DreamIT:

“Dreamit portfolio companies have raised over $800 million in follow-on funding and have a combined valuation of over $2 billion.”

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Ohio Accelerators

Brandery

Cincinnati

http://brandery.org/

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The Brandery | Cincinnati

This broad range accelerator runs a four-month accelerator program for 5-7 selected startups to receive a $100K equity investment, a year of free office space, and over $200K in additional benefits. This comes with a 6%-7% common stock equity in return.

From The Brandery:

“We believe that building your brand— and not just a product— is a way startups can be more resource efficient and increase their probability of success. In addition to an elite mentor list, startups will be paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger.”

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Pennsylvania Accelerators

DreamIT Ventures

Philadelphia

http://www.dreamitventures.com/

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DreamIT Ventures | Philadelphia

A fund and accelerator program, DreamIT Ventures helps you zone in on one of three coaching capitals: HealthTech, SecureTech, or UrbanTech. DreamIT is home to companies such as LevelUp, Houseparty, and SeatGeek.

From DreamIT:

“Dreamit portfolio companies have raised over $800 million in follow-on funding and have a combined valuation of over $2 billion.”

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Tennessee Accelerators

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ZeroTo510 | Memphis

This medical device accelerator program lasts for a 3 month period and is home to startups such as Fairway Biomed, Spiritum Solutions, and Hera Health Solutions.

ZeroTo510 invests $50K for a 5% stake in the company

From ZeroTo510:

“ZeroTo510 will put you at the center of a medical device ecosystem that is home to experts in regulatory affairs, pricing/reimbursement, manufacturing, prototyping, product development, legal affairs, hospital decision making – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!”

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Texas Accelerators

Mass Challenge

Austin

https://masschallenge.org/

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Techstars | Dallas

Techstars | Austin

This 4-month long program is focused on the tech industry and is home to startups such as Chowbotics, The Helper Bees, and Testlio. Techstars is a mentorship driven accelerator. TechStars mentors include Aziz Gilani of the Mercury Fund and Jan Ryan of Lithium Technologies amongst other successful entrepreneurs.

TechStars invests $100K for 6% equity in your startup.

From TechStars:

“Our give first culture, worldwide network and focus on mentorship is what sets us apart from other VC firms and accelerators”.

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MassChallenge | Austin

This 6-week program focuses on a broad range of startups. While Mass Challenge Texas does not take equity from the startups it supports, the accelerator offers over $250k in curated deals and discounts.

From Mass Challenge Texas:

“If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.”
“For our vertical programs MassChallenge HealthTech and MassChallenge FinTech: We accept applications from industry-focused startups that have raised less than $10M in equity-based funding and generated less than $10M in revenue. If your startup exceeds these guidelines, we still recommend that you apply for the accelerator program. “

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Washington Accelerators

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Coplex | Seattle

Coplex is a 9-month long accelerator focusing on the Tech Industry.

Coplex requires a $150K fee broken into 3 payments in return for 3 modules of entrepreneurial growth and a 5% warrant within your company.

From Coplex:

“Coplex does not have application deadlines or batch approvals, instead the accelerator takes the time to get to know a company and their ideas in order to decide whether or not Coplex will be a good fit.”

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