The Iron Yard Asheville: Accelerating Green Tech

We’ve been big fans of the Iron Yard from their start as a one accelerator program based in Greenville, South Carolina. Over the last 16 months The Iron Yard has exploded, expanding their offerings to include multiple accelerator programs, coworking and one of the finest code schools around. They’ve just announced announced accelerator location number […]

New Member: StartUp42

Welcome StartUp42, the newest member of the Global Accelerator Network! Located in Paris, France StartUp42 is a 4-month non-profit startup accelerator aimed at helping early-stage technology startups develop their initial prototype and validate initial assumptions StartUp42 was founded in 2013 by Daniel Jarjoura, a computer engineer who moved early on to the dark side of […]

Hawaii is Startup Paradise: Blue Startups is a Catalyst

The recent CNN Money article ranking Hawaii as one of the top ten most entrepreneurial states validates that the islands attract and inspire the creative class. Those close to the local entrepreneurial community know that Hawaii is a rising star in the startup world. It’s affirming to see it in print. The ranking* validates what […]

Three Big Reasons to Apply to The ARK Challenge Before This Weekend’s Deadline

While at first the notion might raise some eyebrows, The ARK Challenge has been recognized as a premier choice for accelerating tech startups in America by Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Upstart Business Journal. Here are three big reasons why entrepreneurs should make the leap to accelerate in Northwest Arkansas. 1) In the 90 days following […]

Founder Profile: Dining Circle

Meet Dining Circle: an easy and affordable tool for restaurants to take online reservations and create a wealth of customer data. Dining Circle Founder Anthony Favazza recently shared his founding story with us, including their Capital Innovators experience. Why Dining Circle? My dad started Favazza’s Restaurant in St. Louis when I was still sleeping in […]

Founder Profile: The Good Jobs

Founder Profile: The Good Jobs Meet The Good Jobs: a marketing platform that helps companies find top talent by leveraging their corporate culture and employment brand. The Good Jobs cofounder Anne Nimke recently shared their founding story with us, including how the Gener8tor program was a game changer for their company. Why The Good Jobs? […]

Springboard IoT: The First Internet of Things Accelerator

The application deadline for the new Cambridge based Springboard IoT accelerator has just been extended to January 13th. While Springboard is known as a leading web and mobile accelerator, this will be their first IoT program. We caught up with Springboard founder Jon Bradford to learn more about this exciting development. What is IoT (Internet […]

Accelerator Adventures: Day in the Life of a Program Manager

Meet Eric Dodds, first year Program Manager at South Carolina based accelerator The Iron Yard. As The Iron Yard gears up for their second program (Apply Here!), we thought it would be interesting to ask Eric to share the insiders perspective as he cuts his teeth. Good news for us, he agreed to tell all… […]

Our First Year as an Energy Focused Accelerator

We launched a mentor-driven seed accelerator in the Energy Capital of the World, Houston, focused on the intersection of Energy + IT. We primarily focus on software and software enabled technologies that help solve the world’s energy problems. Software can make our world’s energy value chain more efficient by empowering new energy sources, reducing the […]