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  • 42Angelitos – we catapult disruptive biz ideas to market, often from Europe to Silicon Valley, incorporate together with entrepreneurs and accelerate market entry. The objective is to get traction before we address investors. we work for equity at a super early stage. (Palo Alto)
  • 500 Startups – Flagship SF Accelerator – Applications are welcome on a rolling basis for the opportunity of a $150,000 investment and a complete program focused on growth and scaling.
  • Acceleprise – a SaaS-focused accelerator dedicated to building the next generation of great SaaS companies. The accelerator specializes in early-stage companies that are solving targeted pain points with an easy-to-use application. Acceleprise offers a four-month program focused on providing companies with access to mentors and educational programming to accelerate the execution of best practices.
  • AlchemistAccelerator – Accelerating ventures monetizing from enterprises with distinctive technical teams. 6-month program, structured path to customers, mentors, & fundraising.
  • AngelPad – a seed-stage accelerator program based in NYC and San Francisco. Since 2010 we have launched more than 150 companies. Every 6 months, we select about 15 teams from a huge pool of applicants (usually around 2000) to work with us.
  • Blackbox – Blackbox is a global founder accelerator based in Silicon Valley. By supporting founders to become stronger leaders, we allow them to redefine what’s possible for themselves, their companies, their communities, and the world.
  • BetterLabs – Brainstorm is our highly personalized advice program where we work with early-stage founders to unlock the true potential of their ideas and evolve them into truly “investible” companies. (Santa Clara)
  • Boost.VC We are building the ecosystem of Sci-Fi visionaries and future leaders, mentors and investors, friends, peers, and family. We call our cohorts “Tribes” because we are more than a community; we are a family of founders. Tribes have access to office space and optional housing in San Mateo, CA. We have dinner together every week – we live, work and build all under one roof.
  • COLABORATIVOx – Seed & Growth Accelerator for Impact + Tech Startups. We look for mission-driven entrepreneurs that use frontier tech as a catalyst for impact #Tech4Good; we focus on startups solving complex problems that lead to sustainable development in emerging markets and underserved communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, South, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Deadline: Nov 30, 2020
  • DG717 Digital Garage Incubation Center – In the Incubation Technology segment, we are proceeding to invest in next-generation technologies in global areas, targeting venture companies at a wide range of growth stages. Furthermore, by supporting the acceleration of business expansion through collaborations in payment and marketing, fields in which the DG Group operates, and collaborations in new areas of technological development being worked on by DG Lab, we will increase the value companies we value to invest in.
  • Edvenswa Tech – Incub8 is our start-up/acceleration platform where we support start-ups in commercializing their ideas. We bring the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem under one network, so the start-ups can ideate, innovate and evolve and make themselves into commercially viable business propositions at the earliest. (San Jose)
  • Founder Friendly Labs (FFL) – the equity-free startup accelerator for experienced tech industry professionals. (Palo Alto) Deadline: Feb 16, 2021
  • Founder Institute – As the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, we are here to help you build a business that matters. (Palo Alto) Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
  • InnoSpring Silicon Valley – an incubator focused on catalyzing innovation and building ecosystems. As the first US-China incubator, they are designed to elevate traditional industries to new levels while enabling large enterprises to operate more profitably and efficiently by collaborating with startups with cutting-edge technologies. With a focus on smart systems and life sciences, InnoSpring Silicon Valley offers a wide range of services, including planning, investing, investor sourcing, and mentoring.
  • i/o ventures – an early-stage seed fund that focuses heavily on mentorship. We work closely with founders from product launch through the next stage of company development, sharing what has proven to work for product scaling, revenue growth, and fundraising.
  • LAUNCH Accelerator – The LAUNCH team selects founders executing at an extremely high level in important markets. We look for world-class product design, traction, revenue, and technical execution — said, people with skills and products that people love. In addition, we seek individuals who are deeply passionate and who possess a tremendous work ethic.
  • Mach49 – We get companies from strategy to action, from thinking to doing, from theory to building, investing in, and accelerating ideas in the market. We build growth engines for the Global 1000. (Menlo Park)
  • Matter – a startup accelerator that supports and invests in early-stage media entrepreneurs building ventures. Their five-month startup accelerator program includes an intensive design thinking and entrepreneurship Bootcamp and venture design reviews, mentoring sessions, guest speaker workshops, and a final demo day. With a close-knit community of industry-leading mentors, organizations, and investors, Matter is constructed around the desire to help early-stage journalism entrepreneurs and leaders build a more empathetic, informed, and inclusive society.
  • Maxitech – a Fintech accelerator backed by the European financial institution, Isbank, connecting enterprises with groundbreaking services and products that drive digital transformation, enhance efficiency, and accelerate growth. The accelerator offers various services to drive digital transformation, including corporate innovation, startup partnerships, and professional services. Maxitech Labs uses lean product development methodologies to research and build products for clients from a wide range of industries. Maxitech is also developing a financial management app called Lunafi to help freelancers manage budgets, track expenses and save money.
  • Nex Cubed – an investor and innovation partner that invests in accelerates and scales frontier tech companies. We provide early-stage capital, corporate relationships, and access to a global ecosystem that empowers startups, investors, corporates, and governments to bring new technologies to market, help rising companies scale, and provide paths to liquidity – the power of three.
  • Newchip Accelerator – 200+ Cities. 35+ Countries. Newchip Accelerator has helped over 1K startups build, scale, and succeed — collectively raising $150 million. Your biz could be next. Remote.
  • One Valley – OneValley, formerly GSVlabs, is a global entrepreneurship platform for individuals, startups, and corporations seeking innovation and accelerated growth. We provide a highly curated and immersive experience through our innovation centers, enterprise services, and OneValley Passport, the world’s most comprehensive online innovation platform. (Redwood City)
  • Orange Fab – a platform dedicated to promoting growth opportunities for Silicon Valley startups. We focus on connecting innovative startups with our corporate partners for proof-of-concept projects, distribution, or investment opportunities utilizing our onsite team of industry analysts, online content platform, CVC network, and thought leadership events.
  • Prospect Silicon Valley – ProspectSV is an innovation and social impact hub dedicated to improving how technology is developed and used for better transportation systems, buildings, and the environment. We’re an ecosystem of innovators who work together, bringing new ideas to market and market-ready ideas to application. We are startups, product teams, investors, researchers, and public sector members across Northern California, working together to bring solutions that matter. (San Jose)
  • RocketSpace Industry Collaborative – accelerator focused on bringing startups and corporate leaders together to transform industries globally. Their collaborative model is designed for late-stage startups looking to validate and grow their business with industry-leading corporations. RocketSpace provides mentorship, brand and product exposure, access to industry leaders for investment opportunities, pilot testing, and more.
  • Runway Innovation Hub is an accelerator that provides workspaces, connections, events, and corporate innovation services to enterprises domestically and internationally. When working with startups, the accelerator offers all-inclusive workspace memberships, providing access to their work environment, connections, and events to succeed in scaling a business. In addition, runway helps them navigate trends and opportunities and identify and engage with high-potential startups to achieve long-term success for corporate clients.
  • ShangPharma Innovation Incubator – helps biotechnology and pharmaceutical startups navigate the path from discovery to clinical validation. The incubator provides companies with state-of-the-art laboratory space, equipment, and access to the expertise and services of their resident preferred vendor, ChemPartner. As a result, early-stage companies are allowed to be a part of an ecosystem designed to bring new therapeutics breakthroughs to light while achieving the scientific and business milestones that enable the next step of growth.
  • Silicon Valley In Your PocketWe help high-potential founders build their startups, achieve traction, and become investor-ready. Our virtual accelerator and proprietary investor readiness evaluation framework empower our global community and can make connections with a network of 300+ angel investors, VCs, and strategic partners. Your idea is our reality. Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
  • SkyDeck Berkeley – a research university accelerator that serves as an apex startup launchpad for affiliated entrepreneurs.
  • StartX – a non-profit community of serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, tenured Stanford professors, and well-funded growth-stage startups. We believe that entrepreneurs can achieve more as a group than we can as individuals. So we help our companies hire elite talent, secure funding, and tap into one of the world’s most powerful and innovative networks: the Stanford University Alumni Network.
  • The Hive – The Hive works actively with founders to co-create, fund, and launch startups focused on AI in the Enterprise. The Hive model is a high-touch model that applies its entrepreneurial and operational experience to accelerate company building. The Hive team consists of successful company-builders, serial entrepreneurs, and investors who have created market-leading companies with several billion dollars in exits. (Palo Alto)
  • The Rainmakers –  an incubator that helps companies create innovation internally and externally, allowing them to keep on technology’s cutting edge. The incubator offers a variety of programs, such as the base program, which enables organizations to create a physical base in the Bay Area, as well as an instant CFO program, which is optimized for international entrepreneurs who want hassle-free representation and predictable, simple costs when setting up their American business. The Rainmakers also provides a wide range of advisory services, helping clients with IP rights and ownership and expanding internationally.
  • TVLP Institute Silicon Valley – TVLP is the Silicon Valley Institute of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In the last 6 years, it has trained in Menlo Park, California entrepreneurs, scientists, and technology leaders from 42+ countries, any age, both individuals and groups. Startups and the world’s leading companies, including LG, YPF, and Chalhoub group, have improved their senior team innovation and leadership skills at TVLP. Deadline: Feb 10, 2021
  • Village Global – an early-stage venture capital firm backed by some of the world’s best entrepreneurs. $150,000 in funding for 7% equity. With more follow-on funding in your first priced round. Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
  • Women’s Startup Lab – We are a leading Silicon Valley-based startup and leadership accelerator for women entrepreneurs globally who have the bold vision to lead the wave of innovation and change required for growth and competitiveness in today’s economy. (Menlo Park)
  • World Innovation Lab – Based in Tokyo and Palo Alto, we are positioned at the gateways of the world’s two most innovative countries. Staying true to their commitment towards stable growth, Japan and the United States both offer active startup ecosystems, deep sources of capital, and the two largest IT economies worldwide. (Palo Alto)
  • Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started. (Mountain View)
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