United States

San Francisco, California

AngelPad is an American seed-stage startup incubator, launched in September 2010 by Thomas Korte with six former Google employees. AngelPad provides mentorship, seed money, and networking at two 10-week courses per year.

Y Combinator
Mountain View, California

Y Combinator is the most well-known startup accelerator in the world. Twice a year the accelerator invests $150,000 in a large number of startups. YC’s success stories include Airbnb, Dropbox, and Reddit.

Boulder, Colorado

With more than 2,000 companies in its accelerator portfolio and a marketing cap of $23.4 billion, Techstars connects founders and their teams with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.

406 Labs
Bozeman, Montana

Not all accelerators are in coastal states. As part of a network of startup support in Montana, 406 Labs helps startups focusing on outdoor recreation tech, lasers, biotech, and software as a service.

StartUp Health
New York, New York

StartUp Health’s digital health portfolio consists of more than 200 companies spanning five continents, 18 countries, and 60+ cities. To date, 12 of its startups have been acquired by companies including Intel, WebMD, Under Armour, and Zimmer Biomet, and its companies have raised over $800M of funding since 2012.

500 Startups
San Francisco, California

With 150 people based in 20 countries managing venture investments across 74 countries and speaking over 25 languages, 500 Startups is a global venture firm and startup accelerator with over 2,200 investments in technology startups.

In addition to investments, 500 Startups runs educational programs, events, conferences, and partnerships globally.

Alchemist Accelerator
San Francisco, California

Founded in 2012, Alchemist Accelerator caters exclusively to enterprise startups. In other words, startups whose customers are large enterprises.

Women’s Startup Lab
Menlo Park, California

Women’s Startup Lab is an accelerator program focused on female founders and their teams. Their community of women entrepreneurs empowers founders to create impactful startups and influence and shape the world through their companies.

Dreamit Ventures
New York, New York

Founded in 2008, Dreamit Ventures is an early-stage venture fund that accelerates tech startups in healthcare, real estate/built environment and security. To date, the company has accelerated nearly 300 startups, including LevelUp (acquired by GrubHub), Trendkite (acquired by Cision), SeatGeek, HouseParty, and Adaptly (acquired by Accenture).

Google Launchpad Accelerator
Mountain View, California

Google Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program for growth-stage startups from emerging markets. Through this program, startups get the opportunity to collaborate with Google engineers, Silicon Valley experts, and top mentors from around the world. The program offers equity-free support, Google product credits, and all-expense-paid training in San Francisco.

The Company Lab
Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Company Lab is a nonprofit startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial growth in southeast Tennessee.

100K Ventures
Flint, Michigan

100K Ventures invests in early-stage companies who receive a high assessment from the 100K Ideas pipeline. The 100K Ideas pipeline provides a helping hand in business development to anyone regardless of their prior experience or background, while ranking the business viability throughout the process. Founding members include Frank “the Big Hurt” Thomas, former first basemen for the Chicago White Sox.

Portland, Oregon

Cleantech, green tech and more is the focus of programs, funding opportunities, and partnerships at VertueLab. VertueLab has helped dozens of startups accelerate new clean technologies since 2007. “From innovative window inserts and non-toxic flow batteries to recycled clothing, smart home technologies, and green roof systems.”

San Francisco, California

Expa is a startup studio designed for entrepreneurs to create and launch new companies. Our team of experienced founders and entrepreneurs are dedicated to identifying the next big idea and partnering with the future generation of leaders to build great companies. The studio offers access to proven entrepreneurs, design and engineering expertise, capital, office space, and the network to build new companies. Our team of partners works in the trenches with founders – experimenting, iterating, and strategizing to make an idea for a new company into a reality, and have founded or led some of the most valuable and well-known companies including Uber, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, StumbleUpon, AddThis, MetroLyrics, and Envoy.

Union Kitchen
Washington, D.C.

Union Kitchen helps build successful food businesses by providing expertise, networks, and infrastructure through a 12-week accelerator program where company mission, packaging, launch strategy, and more are perfected.

To date, the accelerator has achieved 500 products launched, $20M raised, and over a thousand jobs created.

Boston, Massachusetts

Founded by John Harthorne and Akhil Nigam, two Bain & Company consultants, MassChallenge is a nonprofit startup accelerator focusing on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs.

To date, MassChallenge has accelerated 2,344 startups, contributed to 136K jobs being created, over $2.7B in total revenue generated, and over $5B in total funding raised.

Village Capital
Washington, D.C.

Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. The company builds communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success.

Plug and Play
Sunnyvale, California

Plug and Play is a seed and early-stage investor focused on great teams leading emerging growth companies. Plug and Play runs 12 industry-specific accelerator programs twice a year, which acts as a platform for major corporations and high-quality startups to connect and collaborate.

Cogo Labs
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Originally founded in 2005, Cogo Labs is the technology-driven venture accelerator behind some of the Boston area’s fastest-growing web companies.

Clean Energy Trust
Chicago, Illinois

Clean Energy Trust is a 501(c)(3) public charity cleantech accelerator that fuels innovation to create a healthier environment and more prosperous future. The accelerator invests across the spectrum of cleantech including energy efficiency, agriculture, energy generation, energy storage, and transportation technologies.

Smarter in the City
West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Smarter in the City is a 5-month accelerator program that’s specifically addressing the lack of opportunities for computer science and digital media entrepreneurs in inner-city neighborhoods and minority communities. Startups in their program receive stipends, workspace, a mentorship program, and other resources to help them get their idea off the ground.

San Francisco, California

MouseBelt is a full-service blockchain startup accelerator that leverages an internal team of developers, marketers, and business development experts to help startups in their program grow faster.

Lair East Labs
New York, New York

Lair East Labs is a startup accelerator for U.S. founders interested in accessing Asian markets. At the core of Lair East Labs is the 10-week accelerator program, in which the firm helps invest $50,000 and accelerate 10-12 startups every year. The 10-week program combines learning from alumni founders of top Silicon Valley-style accelerators and access to a mentor and investor network with experience in Asian markets.

Halo Incubator
New York, New York

Halo provides early-stage female entrepreneurs with the essentials to create a successful business, through mentoring and education on business plans, strategies, and how to raise capital.


Headquarters: Giza, Egypt

Flat6Labs is Sawari Ventures’ dedicated startup accelerator for seed stage investments. Launched in Cairo in 2011, it assists and encourages entrepreneurs throughout the critical first steps of development. Every four months, it funds and mentors a number of carefully selected startups from Egypt and the MENA region, providing them with seed capital and physical hosting at its premises. In addition, it offers interaction-based mentorship and educational experiences organized in conjunction with the American University in Cairo.

Spring Accelerator
Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya

Spring Accelerator provides financing, world-class mentors, and technical expertise to businesses that can improve the lives of adolescent girls. An estimated 250 million adolescent girls live in poverty worldwide, unable to build assets or safely raise the income needed for a more prosperous life. Backed by three of the most influential and innovative organizations in the world – UK’s Department for International Development, the Nike Foundation, and USAID – Spring Accelerator identifies and supports ventures that can bring life-enhancing products and services to this huge population.

Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya

88mph provides early-stage web/mobile companies in Africa with up to $100K in funding through their 3-month startup accelerator program. They provide product advice, go-to-market, sales strategies, company structure, hiring, funding options, and scalability. They’ll also bring in experienced individuals from around the world to fill in the gaps.

AUC Venture Lab
Headquarters: Cairo, Egypt

AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab), the first university-based incubator in Egypt, incubates early-stage and growth-stage startups that are chosen through a selection process that judges the novelty of the idea, the team’s track record and cohesion, scalability and potential for commercialization, and the team’s tenacity and commitment to success.

Startupbootcamp Cape Town
Headquarters: Cape Town, South Africa

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is an accelerator focused on startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets, asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, retailtech, insurtech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioral analytics and enabling technologies. From a pool of hundreds of applications, Startupbootcamp Cape Town selects 10 of the most promising teams, and provides each team with €15,000, 100+ highly engaged mentors from the FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech industries, free office space, access to funding, and a network of industry partners, investors, and venture capital firms.

1864 Accelerator
Headquarters: Giza, Egypt

The 1864 Accelerator is the first fintech startup accelerator program of its kind in Egypt. Powered by Flat6Labs in partnership with Barclays Bank Egypt, the accelerator is a platform for fostering innovation in the fintech space in Egypt through enabling entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into commercially viable solutions.

Headquarters: Cape Town, South Africa

Techqala is a 9-day program that helps startups going through their growth phase. The accelerator provides guidance, talks, practical exercises, mentorship, and direct access to experts to help startups in their program reach escape velocity.

Seed Engine
Headquarters: Gîza, Egypt

Seed Engine is a startup accelerator aiming to coach and mentor entrepreneurs into becoming world-class leaders. Their experienced team of venture capitalists, coaches, and psychologists run two 12-week accelerator programs per year, each consisting of a maximum 10 startups.

Velociti ZW
Headquarters: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Velociti ZW‘s 6-month program provides early-stage startups with capital, a mix of resources and infrastructure, access to advisors and mentors, and a community of accelerated founders.

Aurik Business Accelerator
Headquarters: Johannesburg, South Africa

Aurik Business Accelerator invests in early-stage and established businesses to accelerate their growth and profitability.

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