News from around the network: 5.3.2013

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

Accelerator News: buys into StartupYard

New Kaplan EdTech Accelerator Powered by TechStars

Startupbootcamp world tour

Surge Accelerator expands focus to include technology to address water issues

Jamie Kantrowitz joins Launchpad LA as a partner

New Zealand accelerator Lightning Lab launches

Founder Exit
Referly acquires 10xelerator alum, LaunchGram

Microsoft acquires cloud performance management service MetricsHub, makes it available for free on Azure

Founder Funding
EatStreet, online restaraunt ordering, closes $2m in funding

Medikly, a BluePrint Health alum announces a $1.2 million Series A

These 8 TechStars Boston grads have raised $50M in all

Launchpad LA Company Hits $250M Under Management & Lands $1M In Seed

Founder News
JFDI Asia Alum, Shopshot, pivots to B2C and extends seed funding to $630k

VerbalizeIt, a TechStars Boulder company can help you communicate abroad via Entrepreneur Magazine

The Good Jobs (Gener8tor alum) advocates companies who care: Acknowledging companies who give back to their employees

DealAngel’s new Trends feature helps you book a hotel at the right time to get a good price (TechStars)

New device calls for help a Splitsecnd after accidents, a Jumpstart Foundry company

Accepting Applications:
TechStars Boulder *Closes 3/14
TechStars Chicago *Closes 3/15
NEST’up *Closes 3/17
Startup Reykjavik *Closes 3/27
The Ark
Dogfish Accelerator
Jumpstart Foundry