startup incubators

MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

Boston and its surrounding universities are jam-packed with big ideas, but the problem is that many of them never get out of the lab. MIT president Rafael Reif recognized this and decided the city nee

LISNR and PILOT join Jaguar Land Rover incubator

Jaguar Land Rover has brought two new startups into its Portland Tech Incubator: LISNR and PILOT Automotive Labs. Previous cohorts at the incubator have ranged from parking apps to drones; these two c

Meet the 21st batch of 500 Startups companies

500 Startups' next batch of accelerator companies is launching now that its previous demo day has wrapped up, this time seemingly having a bit of a wider focus than we're accustomed to seeing coming o

Justin Kan launches his own startup incubator program called Zero-F

Serial entrepreneur Justin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program. The venture i

Museums, startups and accelerators… oh, my!

Startup accelerators have become an integral part of helping early-stage companies build, fund and bring to market new products and ideas. Recently, we’ve seen museums look to the models of accelera

Coca-Cola closes Founders startup incubator

After opening to much fanfare three years ago, Coca-Cola is shutting down The Founders program, according to a published report in Innovation Leader. Under this program, the company nurtured young

Tunisia Is Becoming MENA’s Next Startup Hub

Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population. Unemployment is current

Tips For Silicon Valley From A Startup Accelerator In Gaza

Founding a startup is difficult anywhere in the world, but it’s especially hard in Gaza. Since the war one year ago, Gaza has been nominally peaceful -- but the norm is Gaza is not easy: six hours o

MassChallenge Launches Maker Space To Encourage Prototyping

Boston-based startup incubator MassChallenge launched a 5,000 square-foot maker space today called Made @ MassChallenge to allow participants to create prototypes onsite. The new area is adjacent to

90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That’s Just Fine For America And The World

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies.</em> Incu

Unicorns, Banana Suits, and 500 Startups; Just Another Night With Dave McClure

<strong>Editor’s note: </strong><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/derekjandersen">Derek Andersen</a><em> is the founder of </em><a target="_blank" href="http://startupgrind.com/">Start

Nokia Bridge: Nokia’s Incubator Gives Departing Employees €25k And More To Pursue Ideas That Nokia Has Not

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nokia.com">Nokia</a> may still be fighting some <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/08/nokias-richard-kerris-people-wont-remember-our-troubles-by-next-spri

7 Startups Launch Out Of NewMe Accelerator’s Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]

The <a href="http://www.newmeaccelerator.com/">NewMe Accelerator</a>, a startup incubation program founded <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/04/newme-accelerator-aiming-to-encourage-black-t

YC Demo Day Session 1: PlanGrid, Medigram, Zillabyte, HireArt, Flutter, Givespark, Popset, SendHub, Screenleap, Coderwall, LVL6

We're here live at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., where top early-stage fund <a href="http://ycombinator.com/">Y Combinator</a> is kicking off its biggest day yet -- 66 companie

Inside The NewMe Accelerator 2012 Startup House [TCTV]

The <a href="http://www.newmeaccelerator.com/">NewMe Accelerator</a>, a startup incubator program focused on underrepresented minorities in the tech industry, assembles a select group of tech entrepre