News from around the network 17.2.14

With over 50 member accelerators who have 700+ alumni companies, something good is always happening around the GAN. Here’s our latest:

Accelerator News:
Fairy tale for founders: Disney launches startup accelerator Program

London gets another fintech accelerator, as Startupbootcamp partners with MasterCard, Lloyds & Rabobank

Prague-Based accelerator StartupYard partners with GoodData for its ‘Data, Search And Analytics’ program

23 accelerators give their best tips on getting in

Inside R/GA’s drive to play the startup game

Gener8tor accepts 5 start-ups to business accelerator program

Istanbul is the next great location of acceleration

Startupbootcamp: 70% funding of graduated startups, average funding over €400,000

The Accelerator Series: HYPERDRIVE

Start Co. finalizes international partnership

How is Judy Sindecuse of Capital Innovators transforming St. Louis startups?

Kaplan Edtech Accelerator startups have raised over $10M

Seed Hatchery graduate startups receive more than $700K in angel investments

Meet the new Alpha Lab startups for 2014

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tel Aviv attracting global talent

Capital Innovators announces spring 2014 startup class

Demo Day Report
Flat6Labs Jeddah celebrates first graduates

Exits
WeHostels, an NXTP Labs company, acquired by StudentUniverse

TechStars-backed Wander is acquired by Yahoo

Founder Funding
Techstars grad Wymsee raises $2.5M

Cultivation leads $1.25 million investment in Hatchbuck, a Capitol Innovators company

Surge alum Meshify nears closing of $500,000 raise

Communitech Hyperdrive grad Tacit Innovations raises $700,000 seed round from BDC and Others

Accepting Applications

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Startupbootcamp Istanbul
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