Why Comcast built an accelerator to nurture sports startups

Comcast, a division of NBCUniversal, which broadcasts multiple sports, developed an accelerator to help encourage sports tech startups.

Walmart and Outlier Ventures’ web3 accelerator launches with five startups

Walmart’s incubation arm, Store Nº8, and Outlier Ventures have joined forces to launch its web3 accelerator program, Store Nº8 Base Camp. TechCrunch got a first look at its cohort. The 12-week vir

Alchemist Accelerator’s latest startups range from sneakernet for energy to solar panel cleaning bots

This morning is Alchemist Accelerator’s demo day, and there are 22 companies making their debut across a wide range of industries. Whether you’re building a construction business, cleaning

Why is Y Combinator so defensive lately?

Y Combinator has been on the defensive as of late. This past weekend, leaders from the popular accelerator were vocal on X (formerly known as Twitter) in their reaction to a comment made by the CEO of

The Unified Acceleration Foundation wants to create an open standard for accelerator programming

At the Open Source Summit Europe in Bilbao, Spain, the Linux Foundation today announced the launch of the Unified Acceleration (UXL) Foundation. The group’s mission is to deliver “an open

Techstars selects 12 companies for its fall space accelerator

Techstars has chosen 12 companies to join its aerospace accelerator, a 13-week program which runs in partnership with the U.S. Space Force and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The new cohort includ

The startup landscape has shifted dramatically: Accelerators must adapt or fade away

founders must confront a key question: Are there too many accelerators now, and is joining an accelerator even needed anymore?

Sustainable Ocean Alliance converts its accelerator into a broader ‘Ecopreneur Network’

Startup accelerators are interesting places, but the model of packaging a good idea and firing it at VCs from a demo day cannon is getting diminishing returns. The Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) and

Amid a boom in AI accelerators, a UC Berkeley-focused outfit, House Fund, swings open its doors

House Fund's new AI accelerator program will run for 2 months, kicking off in early July and ending in early September. Around 6 companies will be accepted.

Meet the women-led web3 startups from Thousand Faces’ demo day

Thousand Faces, a web3 community-based investment group, hosted its demo day on Wednesday with the top 10 startups from its Female Founder Accelerator program.

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
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