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US Accelerator TechStars Kicks Off its London Expansion Today

US Accelerator TechStars Kicks Off its London Expansion Today

US startup accelerator TechStars is opening its doors in London for the first time today, following its expansion into the UK after its purchase of Springboard.... »

Should You Join a Start-Up Accelerator?

Should You Join a Start-Up Accelerator?

When you’re just starting out, it’s hard to tell the pros from cons. Jeff Bussgang gives his take. Last month was Demo Day for Techstars Boston. I l... »

Sean Percival’s Rules for Accelerated Start-Ups

Sean Percival’s Rules for Accelerated Start-Ups

The ex-MySpace VP shares the unspoken rules investors go by when shopping for start-ups. To get their companies off the ground, many entrepreneurs have turned t... »

500 Startups Bets Big on International as It Reveals the Names of its Spring 2013 Accelerator Class

500 Startups Bets Big on International as It Reveals the Names of its Spring 2013 Accelerator Class

500 Startups has announced the names of the startups that joined its accelerator program this spring — perhaps the most internationally diverse yet as 71 percen... »

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator Launch Accelerator Program in Southeast Asia

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator Launch Accelerator Program in Southeast Asia

  Southeast Asia is showing signs of developing into a promising market for startups and it’s got another boost with the launch of a new accelerator progra... »

A Deep Dive into Barcelona’s Startup Ecosystem, and How it’s Much Like the Sagrada Família

A Deep Dive into Barcelona’s Startup Ecosystem, and How it’s Much Like the Sagrada Família

  I had it all figured out. I was going to write a solid feature on the Barcelona startup ecosystem, how it has so many things going for it and yet would p... »

TechStars Chicago Reveals the 10 Startups for its Inaugural Summer 2013 Accelerator Program Class

TechStars Chicago Reveals the 10 Startups for its Inaugural Summer 2013 Accelerator Program Class

  TechStars Chicago, the newly created startup accelerator in the Windy City, has revealed the 10 startups that will participate in its Summer 2013 class. ... »

Silicon Valley Rallies Behind Alchemist, an incubator for B2B startups

Silicon Valley Rallies Behind Alchemist, an incubator for B2B startups

  Frankly, tech incubators are getting too ubiquitous for their own good. Why do we need yet another Y-Combinator or 500 TechStars imitator? But when Silic... »

Accelerator SparkLabKC Joins Google Fiber to Put Kansas City on the Map for Startups

Accelerator SparkLabKC Joins Google Fiber to Put Kansas City on the Map for Startups

  Kansas City most recently attracted attention from the startup community because of the test of superfast Google Fiber, but the just-announced startup ac... »

Elite Silicon Valley Incubator Backs its First Nonprofit

Elite Silicon Valley Incubator Backs its First Nonprofit

  Prestigious accelerator Y Combinator is expanding its horizons by backing a nonprofit called “Watsi.” The startup, which caught the eye of YC’s outspoken... »

Upstart Labs Puts Portlandia Spin on Startup Acceleration Read

Upstart Labs Puts Portlandia Spin on Startup Acceleration Read

  Portland may be best known for dark beer, bird-adorned crafts, and beflanneled hipsters, but it also has a burbling startup scene. Upstart Labs, an early... »

It’s Raining Ed-Tech Accelerators

It’s Raining Ed-Tech Accelerators

  Ed-tech entrepreneurs will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking an accelerator or incubator program. Education’s old guard Kaplan and Pearson u... »

500 Startups Adds New Partners and Opens a NYC Co-Working Space

500 Startups Adds New Partners and Opens a NYC Co-Working Space

  Investment fund/accelerator program 500 startups is once again adding to its roster of partners. 500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator p... »

Code for America and Google form incubator to ‘turbocharge’ Civic-Minded Startups

Code for America and Google form incubator to ‘turbocharge’ Civic-Minded Startups

  The Peace Corps is supposed to be “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” Today, Code for America and Google announced a new program to make the tech versio... »

African Accelerator Weaves Loose Strands of Local Startup Scene Together

African Accelerator Weaves Loose Strands of Local Startup Scene Together

  The African startup ecosystem is coming to life. 88mph, a South African accelerator program, just received backing from the local venture capital firm 4D... »

Meet Matter, San Francisco’s New Accelerator for Media Startups [Interview]

Meet Matter, San Francisco’s New Accelerator for Media Startups [Interview]

  If you think traditional media outlets are disconnected from the startup world, think again. While Europe has already welcomed initiatives such as BBC Wo... »

500 Startups unveils its accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

500 Startups unveils its accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

  500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall. It is a rather interesting and complex set of startups in t... »

The Canadian Government Will Launch a New Program to Encourage Startup Founders

The Canadian Government Will Launch a New Program to Encourage Startup Founders

  The Canadian government announced on Thursday it will launch a new program on April 1 to encourage startup founders who will (hopefully) create new jobs ... »