Resources

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Venture Hive Accelerator

Resource: Venture Hive Accelerator
Hosted by: Venture Hive
To learn more contact: https://miami.venturehive.com/

Venture Hive accelerator and incubator programs focus on connectivity and guidance for entrepreneurs and start-ups to maximize regional economic development impact. It is a 12-week program that offers an ongoing residency and support with network access.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Miami, FL
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Inquire with resource
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Refinery Accelerator

Resource: The Refinery Accelerator
Hosted by: The Refinery
To learn more contact: http://therefineryct.com/accelerator-program/

The Refinery accelerator is a 12-week program that helps women-led and diverse teams develop leadership skills to compete effectively and succeed. The Refinery leverages intellectual and financial capital in structured one-on-one mentoring to address company needs.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Finance, Networks
Location(s): Westport, CT
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Resource: The Points of Light Civic Accelerator
Hosted by: Points of Light
To learn more contact: http://www.pointsoflight.org/civic-incubator/civic-accelerator

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator program and investment fund is focused on “civic ventures”—for-profit and nonprofit start-ups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The 3-month, boot camp–style program convenes 10 to 15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each start-up to seek investments and scale their social innovation.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Finance
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: Operating less than 5 years
Industry Focus: Social Entrepreneurship
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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Techstars Accelerator

Resource: Techstars Accelerator
Hosted by: Techstars Foundation
To learn more contact: http://www.techstars.com/

Techstars is a 3-month mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that helps entrepreneurs raise start-up funding and gain critical insight to help launch your business. The program offers office space, capital funding, and access to Techstars’ network of more than 5,000 alumni and mentors globally.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Finance, Networks
Location(s): TX, NY, MA, CO, IL, WA, MO, CA, GA
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Software, Web-based Technology
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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TECenter Accelerator

Resource: TECenter Accelerator
Hosted by: TECenter
To learn more contact: http://tecaccelerator.com/

TECenter is a business & technology accelerator associated with Boise State University and the Idaho Small Business Development Center. TECenter provides entrepreneurs with technical assistance, coworking space, and access to other valuable tools and resources.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Nampa, ID
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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XlerateHealth

Resource: Startup Accelerator
Hosted by: XLerateHealth
To learn more contact: http://www.xleratehealth.com/accelerator/

XLerateHealth offers an intensive 13-week training course that connects your start-up to world-class mentors and leading health and wellness companies in the United States. The program is a combination of classroom time, one-on-one sessions with mentors, and focused customer discovery. Participants will have continued exposure to potential customers, partners, and thought leaders.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Finance
Location(s): Louisville, KY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Healthcare Services
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Dolphin Tank

Resource: The Dolphin Tank
Hosted by: Springboard Enterprises
To learn more contact: https://sb.co/dolphintank/

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions designed to provide entrepreneurs with actionable insights from knowledgeable people. The Dolphin Tank isn’t about Sharks or Dragons or a competition for the best idea, it’s about channeling the expertise of the people in the room to provide connections and advice to help entrepreneurs take the next step.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Technology
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: Yes
Women-Centered: Yes
Access: In-person
Upfront Fees: Inquire with resource

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Launch Tennessee

Resource: Launch Tennessee
Hosted by: Launch Tennessee
To learn more contact: http://launchtn.org/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-centers/

Launch Tennessee hosts nine regional accelerators across the state of Tennessee. The accelerators provide entrepreneurs with mentorship and support to help launch their businesses and maximize their chance of success. Each accelerator focuses on a specific set of industries, which guarantees participants are given the input and expertise they need.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Finance
Location(s): TN
Primary Requirements: Inquire with resource
Industry Focus: Inquire with resource
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Inquire with resource

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Cowboy Ventures

Resource: Cowboy Ventures
Hosted by: Cowboy Ventures
To learn more contact: http://cowboy.vc/

Cowboy Ventures is a seed stage–focused firm that helps start-ups grow. The fund seeks to back exceptional founders who are building products that reimagine work and personal life in monumental ways. Cowboy Ventures places a higher priority on meeting with companies referred by someone it knows, but if you do not have a contact, you can also e-mail the firm.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Golden Seeds

Resource: Golden Seeds
Hosted by: Golden Seeds
To learn more contact: http://www.goldenseeds.com/

Golden Seeds is a women-focused early-stage investment firm. Since 2005, Golden Seeds has invested more than $70 million in more than 65 start-up companies. In order to be eligible, prospective companies must have a scalable business model and a clear exit strategy.

Primary Assistance: Finance, Networks
Location(s): Virtual
Primary Requirements: Valued at less than $5 million, raising $250,000–$2 million
Industry Focus: Consumer Products, Life Sciences, excludes real estate, broadcasting, arts
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No