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Topic: Startup Accelerator Spotlight
How to Build a Winning Team
How to Create a Strategy, Vision and Mission
How to Create an Advisory Board
How to Get Funding
How to Improve Your Company
How to Improve Your Pitch
How to Start Your Company
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight
Startup Accelerator Spotlight
Startup Investor Spotlight
Business Startup Spotlight
Entrepreneur Events Spotlight
University Entrepreneurial Program Spotlight
Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight
Accelerator Success Stories
Accelerator Success Stories features two dozen examples of recent graduates from accelerators across the country and select locations around the world. Check them out!
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Alchemist Accelerator
Alchemist is an accelerator exclusively for startups whose revenue comes from enterprises, not consumers.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Aviatra Accelerators
Aviatra 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.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Catalyst Space Accelerator
The Catalyst Space Accelerator works collaboratively with the Air Force and Colorado SBDC TechSource to provide relevant business development training to accelerator companies. They also connect these entrepreneurs with users, decision makers, and potential new customers in the DoD and commercial realms.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: BoomStartup
BoomStartup is Utah’s top accelerator program. We offer both a General Technology (GenTech) accelerator as well as an Education Technology (EdTech) accelerator.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Blue Startups
We are dedicated to building a startup ecosystem here in “Startup Paradise” that goes well beyond Blue Startups. We collaborate with our colleagues running accelerator programs in energy, life science, media, food and fashion to create a bigger vision for Hawaii to embrace and support innovation and entrepreneurship.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Kickstart Accelerator
Kickstart Accelerator is Switzerland’s first international startup accelerator program where over 20 partners, even potential competitors, come together to support young international entrepreneurs, launch new products into the market and promote the Swiss innovation ecosystem.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: Cincinnati Music Accelerator
The Cincinnati Music Accelerator serves as an accelerator program for musicians, recording artists, DJ’s, and producers, helping them to develop their unique craft, while simultaneously educating them on how to monetize their talent and create a future with it.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: VVM Startup Accelerator
VVM Startup Accerator is unique because we only run 3 days a month, allowing earlier stage companies, parents and others with “typical” 9-5 obligations to participate. We also offer equity-free funding to startups at the end of the program.
Startup Accelerator Spotlight: UpRamp
The UpRamp Fiterator, backed by CableLabs, was designed to connect radical entrepreneurs to the most powerful network in the world. We look for established, later-stage startups that are changing how the world connects and guide them to finding product-market fit in the cable & broadband industry.