accelerators

What’s going on in the Dutch startup scene?

TechCrunch spoke with HRH Prince Constantijn at CES earlier this month about startup innovation in the Netherlands.

The future of milk is … milk?

California Milk Advisory Board turned to startups to find interesting use cases for dairy and to connect entrepreneurs with processors so that there is engagement on both sides. 

Gener8tor is the biggest startup accelerator you’ve never heard of…

Gener8tor aims to shift VC away from the coasts by spinning up accelerators in communities that have money but are underserved in terms of startup support.

500 Global, GIZ establish bootcamp for accelerators in Africa to help them define sustainable business models

Silicon Valley-based VC firm 500 Global and Germany’s economic development agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) will train managers of leading accelerators in Africa over th

6 reasons why you shouldn’t join an accelerator

The best badge of honor is creating a great startup, solving an important problem, having delighted customers, making revenue and scaling.

Asset management firm Stone Ridge launches Bitcoin-focused accelerator program

Startup accelerator program Wolf aims to scale the Bitcoin-focused Lightning Network and Taro protocol.

Facebook parent Meta launches startup accelerator with India’s IT ministry in metaverse push

Meta Platforms is looking at India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem as it bolsters its bet on the metaverse. The social juggernaut has partnered with the Indian IT Ministry’s startup hub to

Zinc heads toward new $41M tech-for-good fund to back pre-team talent solving big problems

So-called “tech for good” accelerators addressing such worthy sounding subjects as ESGs and SDGs have appeared in the last few years. Some observers have dismissed these efforts as scalable only t

Draper Startup House launches first accelerator program, choosing Austin as its home

Austin, Texas, is becoming the new home for large companies (Tesla), investors and startups alike.  It is now also the new home for Tim Draper’s newest initiative to help support early-stage founde

SOSV, SBK Tech Ventures and Miaki start a new accelerator in Bangladesh

SOSV, the venture capital firm known for its vertical-focused accelerators like HAX, is expanding its footprint to Bangladesh. SOSV’s Asia-focused accelerator called MOX, SBK Tech Ventures (an e

Here’s all 10 companies from IndieBio’s latest New York cohort

Most big accelerators tend to dedicate some of their resources to dauntingly hard science problems and the companies taking them on… but for SOSV’s IndieBio, it’s the primary focus.

Apple’s sustainability-focused Impact Accelerator invites first 15 Black- and brown-owned companies

Among Apple’s more recent social good initiatives is the Impact Accelerator, an effort launched about a year ago intended to find and elevate minority-owned small businesses taking on sustainabi

Berkeley has a big new biotech incubator in Bakar Labs

The University of California has always embraced the startup ecosystem in the state, including running a few of its own incubators and accelerators. Now Berkeley will have a huge new incubator of its

Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola and Unilever join AB InBev’s sustainable supply chain accelerator

A clutch of the world’s largest consumer products and food companies are joining Budweiser’s parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev in backing an investment program to support early-stage com

Ocean Solutions Accelerator doubles down on blue economy with new track for later-stage companies

The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early-stage companies, but this year they’re expanding the program to accept

Without desks and a demo day, are accelerators worth it?

As a result of the pandemic, accelerators have moved operations fully remote to abide by social distancing. The shift has forced well-known programs like 500 Startups, Y Combinator and Techstars to go

SparkLabs Group launches Connex, an accelerator program for smart city technology

SparkLabs Group announced today that it has launched SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its network of startup accelerators and venture funds. Focused on real estate technology (proptech) and the

Meet 500 Startups’ 26th batch of startups

Following TechCrunch’s coverage of 500 Startups’ 25th batch (and numbers 24, 23, 22, and 21, in case you wanted to go back in time), today we’re saying hello to the accelerator&#8217

Pineapple Fund drops $1M on the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and its new accelerator

Less than a month ago I was happy to be able to write about a new accelerator focused narrowly on technological solutions to problems faced by our oceans — and today the organization behind that acc

70 years of VC innovation

How old is venture capital? Probably as old as the first hunter/gatherer. Yet, until the mid-20th century, it was mostly practiced by wealthy individuals and families. Modern VC was initiated by Frenc
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