Global Accelerator Register is a curated listing of accelerators from around the world.
The register includes accelerators from Gurgaon, India to London, England and parts in between. It is an evergreen listing we are maintaining for entrepreneurs seeking information on accelerator programs. This listing, which includes an overview of the accelerator, links to FundingSage interviews with accelerator management, and the accelerator’s home page. The listing is in alphabetical order, and we update with new additions on a continuing basis.
Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, INDIA
Overview: We help startups grow their seed to a plant and help them procure the compost in the right ratio and right quantity. We believe there are original thinkers and innovators in India and our pursuit of innovation will not stop until we find them, nurture them and grow them….
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Overview: ABQid is creating opportunities that lead to prosperity through a thematic focus starting with the health and wellness space. We want to build a healthier future by accelerating early-stage businesses with high-growth potential that can leverage the unique attributes of our city and state in their early stages.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Overview: ETC’s Accelerate Baltimore is in its fifth year. The goal when started was to attract startups and create business and impact for the city of Baltimore. ETC’s core business was basic startup incubation, but in 2012, we added co-working and the accelerator. The accelerator cohort operates for four months in a collaborative community of other successful startups and, along with seed stage funding, are offered four additional months (for free) in the ETC incubator program.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Overview: Acceleprise is a SaaS-focused accelerator based in San Francisco and backed by great operators like Nick Mehta (CEO of Gainsight), Karen Appleton (Early Exec at Box & current Exec at Apple), Rowan Trollope (Senior Exec at Cisco) and Tien Tzuo (Early Exec at Salesforce & currently CEO of Zuora). Our goal is to leverage our extensive network and combined operating experience to provide meaningful value to early stage SaaS companies.
Location: Bay Area
Overview: The Alchemist Accelerator was born out of a 3 Year entrepreneurship education outreach started in the Harvard Club of San Francisco called the Alchemist Series. It is a highly distinctive organization that aims to fund the best enterprise companies with the potential to change the world.
Overview: In each of our programs, we not only address the challenges women face when it comes to business ownership, but we also recognize and maximize the exceptional strengths that are unique to the female entrepreneur. Upon completion of any phase of our accelerator program, our women are invited to join our alumni network where they are connected to a valuable community of our female business owners that they can lean on for continued support.
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Overview: Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable-technology companies compete on a global scale. With an extensive global mentor network, Blue Startups is fast becoming a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawaii, and between Asia and the Continental United States. Blue Startups was founded by Henk Rogers of Tetris Company and Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels in 2012 and has been a member of the Global Accelerator Network since 2013.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Overview: BoomStartup employs the lean startup methodology, which focuses on quickly learning what works and discarding what doesn’t. Our objective is to help companies identify their core purpose, develop and refine their minimum viable product, obtain traction critically needed to raise capital and perfect investor pitches.
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Overview: Carao Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in high potential startups, accelerates and supports early stage projects, and contributes to the development of the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem in Central America. We back extraordinary entrepreneurs who combine innovation with the capability to transform industries and generate new solutions to the market.
Location: London, UK
Overview: Collider is an accelerator dedicated to marketing and advertising startups who help brands and agencies identify, understand, engage with and sell to their customers. Collider invests capital in these startups, coaches them through a highly structured programme and partners with brilliant brands and agencies to help them work closely with game-changing tech, introducing their teams to new ways of working.
Overview: We focus on post-seed Digital Health and EdTech startups and help them scale towards their A Round with access to Customers, Capital & Community.
Location: Chicago, IL
Overview: The Elmspring Accelerator is a venture accelerator that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry. Real Estate as a vertical has been lagging behind in adopting technology and we are changing that.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Overview: EO Sydney’s mission is to empower members with the tools, accountability, and community they need to grow their business to more than $1 Million in sales. We provide them with the skills to be better entrepreneurs and leaders.
Overview: EVC Ventures is an accelerator and venture capital fund led by serial entrepreneur and investor Anjli Jain that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into unicorns. EVC’s investment thesis is focused on enabling American and Indian enterprise software, consumer Internet, Edtech, AI, Adtech, Gaming and Security startups to be successful.
Location: Seattle, WA
Overview: Fledge is the conscious company accelerator, guiding mission-driven for-profit companies through the complex process of turning ideas into revenue-generating companies.
Location: Montreal, Canada
Overview: FounderFuel is startup accelerator that helps early stage companies go to the market and raise seed capital.
Overview: gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Twice a year we invest up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week program.
Location: San Francisco
Overview: HACKcelerator’s objective is to take hackathon ideas, which are very early-stage startups, and turn them into fully fledged successful startups.
Location: Charleston, SC
Overview: First, all the mentors involved in the program have started a business that has generated over $1M in revenue. We believe the guidance should come from those who have actually been where you are and got where you want to go. Second, participating companies are issued a $5K convertible note which acknowledges the program has value, but the note does not trigger into equity unless milestones are hit. If the program doesn’t help the company move forward, there is no trigger and no equity provided to The Harbor.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Overview: We strive to put the tools to build a successful business in every entrepreneur’s hands. We not only bring together every resource we can, but we are building a community of entrepreneurs.
Location: Shenzhen, China
Overview: We invest in hardware startups (consumer, health, enterprise and industry) and help them go from prototype to market.
Overview: The Healthbox Studio is a new-breed of accelerator, designed to help early stage health-tech startups navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry and position themselves for growth within the marketplace.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Overview: Health Wildcatters is a mentor-driven seed accelerator focused on improving healthcare by supporting entrepreneurs and healthcare startups that are developing solutions for the industry. The 12-week program offers health-focused startups in the early stages of funding an initial seed investment, as well as access to mentors, advisors, office space and strategic resources needed to help the startups grow.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Overview: Idea Foundry is supported by 15 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, universities, economic development agencies, students and researchers. They focus on entrepreneurs who want to use innovation to bring societal impact to the world.
Location: Boston, MA
Overview: We provide entrepreneurs in the Northeastern community the support, in-kind resources and educational experiences needed to develop a business from concept to launch. To this day, IDEA has worked with over 900 concepts and helped hundreds of Northeastern affiliated founders grow and shape their business.
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Overview: IGNITE Community Accelerator provides focused education, training, mentoring, coaching and leadership. We want to help early stage businesses develop an action plan, financial structure and customer base to ensure the highest probability of success. By partnering with local industry leaders, participants learn in real time the concepts key for sustainability and growth while networking for future opportunities.
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Overview: Iowa Startup Accelerator is the first time-boxed accelerator in the state. We match tech-based startups, especially those in ag, health, education, manufacturing and transportation technology, with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed funding, and development expertise to take them from concept to successful launch in 90 days.
Overview: Innovation Crossroads is a new program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to support the next generation of energy entrepreneurs to create companies that will solve our nation’s energy challenges. The program will provide innovators with a unique support system, matching them with technology leaders, experienced mentors and business and investment networks that can accelerate the transition of their world-changing ideas to the marketplace.
Location: Gurgaon, India
Overview: At Jaarvis Accelerator (JA), we identify early stage sustainable businesses and help them turn into a scalable model within 16 weeks. JA has been described as one of the premium startup accelerators in India.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Overview: Kickstart Accelerator is Switzerland’s first international startup accelerator program where 15 leading corporates, even potential competitors, come together to support young international entrepreneurs, launch new products into the market and promote the Swiss innovation ecosystem. The goal is to bring the best international startups to Switzerland by building bridges between the strong corporate network that Switzerland has to offer and the innovative, disruptive startups worldwide.
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Overview: Launch Chapel Hill is an International award-winning startup accelerator located in downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our 22-week program is designed to increase the growth potential of a high-impact start-up and early stage ventures. As a member of Launch Chapel Hill, you instantly become part of a vibrant community of thinkers working to solve challenging problems.
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Overview: Our objective is to give founders capital, connections and customers without diluting the value of their business. We help founders validate their business by connecting them with industry-leading mentors as well as provide guided workshops to help them build and launch their business.
Overview: LightSpeed Innovations is a business accelerator formed to mentor and invest in innovative, disruptive intelligent aerospace/hardware startups. Our mission is to inspire, enable and propel the next generation of aerospace companies and build up the community to create a competitive and thriving start-up ecosystem.
Location: Rome, Italy
Overview: LUISS ENLABS’ “The Startup Factory” is one of the leading startup accelerators in Europe, born from a joint venture between LVenture Group, listed venture capital operator investing in digital startups and LUISS University. Twice a year it runs a 5-month intensive Acceleration Program aimed at bringing startups to generate revenues on the market and conclude a subsequent round of investment.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Overview: OCEAN Accelerator is on a mission to expand God’s kingdom in the marketplace by building into entrepreneurs. We are enriching the modern marketplace by inspiring, developing and equipping entrepreneurs through a unique accelerator that implements a spiritual framework within the commercial growth of companies.
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Overview: We accelerate 10 startups per year and take them to the next level of investment (100K-300K). We are located in the City of Chihuahua, in the northern part of Mexico, a perfect location to target both markets: USA and LATAM.
Location: Nashville, TN
Overview: The Project Music Accelerator is the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s (EC) leading action to support innovation within the music industry through startup curriculum and an immersion in the music business. To meet the unique needs of music-minded entrepreneurs building music-centric businesses, the program brings music, tech and business leaders together to nurture startups desiring to grow music industry revenue.
Location: St. Louis, MO
Overview: We invest in early stage, women-led companies that focus on tech, healthcare tech and consumer products. Our goal is to help women grow bigger companies and obtain funding for growth.
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Overview: Our goal is to put a start-up in business and reach viability. We want to get the engine going as well as have the compass taking the vehicle in the right direction towards business success.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Overview: Seamless is a global commercialization program, pairing startups with large enterprises, to bring smart, connected things to market. This first-of-its-kind collaboration merges the best from startup culture and enterprise expertise.
Overview: Our mission is to educate, accelerate and invest in entrepreneurs creating solutions to social problems.
Location: Bryan, TX
Overview: Our mission at Seed Sumo is “Discover & Ignite”. Our objectives are to find high growth startup founders and to help them build the company they dream about.
Overview: TSFA is a non-traditional innovation aggregator that funds and nurtures start-ups in digital health, medical devices, loT, human capital enterprise and FinTech. Through our “Off-Ramp” Model, we rapidly increase valuation, minimize risk and maximize return for both our entrepreneurs and stakeholders.
Location: Kenya, South Africa, Bangladesh, Australia
Overview: We find and support local, early stage impact entrepreneurs who have launched ventures that exist to bring people out of poverty.
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Overview: Speed@BDD is tasked with producing Lebanon’s next high-growth businesses, particularly in the software, digital and Web/mobile industries.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Overview: The Sprint Accelerator model gives corporations access to innovative products and services while simultaneously giving startups access to unprecedented corporate resources.
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Overview: StartPlanetNI focuses on a number of core activities to develop the team, the business model and the potential to gain follow-on funding. Centrally we aim to build positivity and energy around our startups. We combine a global outlook with domain expertise to help each of our companies succeed.
Location: Santiago, Chile
Overview: Start-Up Chile is a public business accelerator program created by the Chilean Government for high-potential entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups using Chile as a platform to go global. We are one of the largest and most diverse accelerators in the world receiving 250 companies a year.
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Overview: We are a high-impact, digital startup accelerator that focuses on helping early-stage startups find a product-market fit and begin scaling up within 20 weeks time.
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Overview: StartX is an educational non-profit with a mission to accelerate the development of the highest-potential founders out of Stanford. Everything we do is designed to support founders for life, not just for the life of their companies.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Overview: SSUF runs the #1 privately funded accelerator in Switzerland. Our objectives are to bring startups from idea to market in 3 months.
Location: Tampa, FL
Overview: We help Entrepreneurs of the Tampa Bay area build, launch and grow breakout tech businesses. Our accelerator is designed to help “BUILD” early stage companies.
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Overview: TechrloT XLR8 is a best-in-class business accelerator targeting emerging “Internet of Things” (loT) companies. TechrloT XLR8 is delivered in annual cohorts through monthly sprints emphasizing access to capital, supply chain resources, introduction to key customers and business plan optimization.
Location: Telluride, CO
Overview: We’re creating global solutions from one of the most beautiful places imaginable – the mountain town of Telluride, CO.
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Overview: The “Going Global” Program is a one-month program designed to immerse
startups and entrepreneurs into the Israeli ecosystem and enjoy the vast connections and “Know How” of STARTAU and our community.
Location: Covington, KY
Overview: UpTech is Greater Cincinnati’s informatics accelerator for data-driven startups. Our objective is to enable strong entrepreneurs to build high-growth, sustainable companies that are attractive to venture capital investment.
Overview: VentureHive specializes in creating entrepreneur educational content for institutions and communities to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem based on sound educational principles.
Overview: The Yield Lab invests in agriculture technologies that will sustainably increase the world food supply or reduce the inputs from farm to fork.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Overview: The Works is designed to support early-mid stage media and technology brands develop scalable business models to support focused customer segments.
Location: Louisville, KY
Overview: XLerateHealth is enterprise-focused and helps early stage healthcare companies build out their commercialization strategies.
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