Incubators/Accelerators | Region 2

Incubators/Accelerators | Region 2

Name of Program
City/State
Incubator/Accelerator
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First Fund Program Wilmington, Delaware Incubator An exclusive program, First Fund provides select early stage startup companies with up to $75,000*, providing quick access to the business building expertise, core programs, scientific equipment, & extensive, multi-use wet laboratories available at the Delaware Innovation Space. https://deinnovates.org/first-fund-program/
WeWork Labs Washington, DC Incubator provides the community, education, connections, and mentorship to help anyone take the startup path and grow. Benefits include pitch nights, investor introductions, mentorship, and targeted workshops. https://www.wework.com/labs
1776 Washington, DC Accelerator/Incubator As the Northeast Corridor’s largest network of entrepreneurial incubators, we’re accelerating the explosion of startup activity and the transformation of legacy institutions. We exist to help entrepreneurs succeed and to reach their maximum potential. https://www.1776.vc/
Global Development Incubator Washington, DC Incubator is focused initiatives that address urgent global problems. GDI launches start-ups focused on social impact, incubates partnerships to spark collective change, and helps lay the foundations for promising organizations to reach their potential. GDI works with partners over 2-3 years to support the achievement of critical step-changes needed to take their ideas, initiatives, and organizations to the next level. https://globaldevincubator.org/
Halcyon Washington, DC Incubator equips early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, and change the world. During an 18-month fellowship, a diverse cohort of fellows receive free residency and workspace, mentorship and leadership, robust support from business consultants, and a living stipend to develop their entrepreneurial vision into a reality. Halcyon also offers a 14-day incubator program designed to turn a vision into a social enterprise. https://halcyonhouse.org/incubator/
Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) Washington, DC Incubator is the District’s first community space focused on inclusion, innovation and incubation. The incubator is committed to creating a collaborative environment where under-resourced members have access to the space and services needed to build or grow a successful business. https://www.in3dc.com/
Peace Tech Accelerator Washington, DC Accelerator is the first major international peacetech program powered by cloud innovation and dedicated to scaling start-ups around the world. The PeaceTech Accelerator provides the mentorship and training needed to scale both for-and not-for profit peacetech initiatives rapidly, securely, and cost effectively. The Accelerator is supported by C5 Capital Limited, Amazon Web Services, and PeaceTech Lab. https://www.peacetechlab.org/peacetech-accelerator/
5G First Responder Lab Washington, DC Incubator is a first-of-its-kind incubator giving leading first responder technology companies from around the globe access to 5G technology to develop, test and refine 5G solutions for public safety. The incubator program is sponsored by Verizon in partnership with Responder Corp, and is located in the 5G DC Lab at Alley. https://www.5gfirstresponderlab.com/
DCode42 Washington, DC Accelerator is an accelerator program for technology programs looking to enter the federal government market. DCode42 works with companies in a variety of industries such as big data, cyber security, and health IT that have the power to change the way the government runs. https://dcode.co/
Impact Hub Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland Accelerator Our members challenge the status quo, break silos, and build solutions. We bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, and professionals to drive positive change in Baltimore and beyond. Come see why we are so much more than a coworking space. https://baltimore.impacthub.net/
Emerging Technology Centers Baltimore, Maryland Accelerator/Incubator The perfect next step to get serious about your big idea. You will have full access to extensive growth-oriented business and technical advice from our suite of C-Level Advisors and mentors.

A 13-week tech accelerator program with the mission to close the gap between innovative ideas and getting those ideas to market by providing seed capital, resources, mentors, potential partners, and a collaborative community.

https://etcbaltimore.com/
FastForward Baltimore, Maryland Incubator FastForward is a coordinated suite of resources designed to efficiently move technologies from startup to marketplace that currently supports more than 100 startups.

With innovations in an array of markets from health care and drug development to manufacturing and IT, FastForward startups are bringing myriad life-changing technologies to market.

https://ventures.jhu.edu/fastforward/
eLab Summer Accelerator Program at Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey Accelerator The Keller Center eLab Summer Accelerator Program at Princeton University is an intensive 10-week program that provides students with the tools and resources they need to develop and launch their own startup ventures. The eLab is based in the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub. Over a period of ten weeks (mid-June to mid-August), undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates work intensively on their startup ideas and follow a specialized entrepreneurship curriculum presented to them during a 3-day boot camp. The teams attend meetings and workshops, and receive valuable mentorship and advising through a network of Keller Center faculty, staff, seasoned entrepreneurs and technology experts, all with the goal of learning how to develop their startup ideas into viable, scalable ventures. https://kellercenter.princeton.edu/elab
Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership Newark, New Jersey Accelerator The IFEL "Write Your Business Plan in 14 Days" Series is a self-guided online curriculum that is totally free…for now! Sign up, choose a date to start and you'll be on your way to writing a winning business plan. What are you waiting for? This is your opportunity to finally get that plan done. https://www.ifelnj.org/business-plan-writing
New Jersey Business Incubation Network Asbury Park, New Jersey Incubator The New Jersey Business Incubation Network (NJBIN) is a collaborative statewide community of business experts and resource facilities dedicated to enhancing the commercial success of early stage and expansion stage entrepreneurial companies, growing higher paying jobs, and supporting the economic growth strategy for the state. Early stage and expansion stage companies receive critical support services and flexible space in a professional business environment.
Through a partnership with the National Business Incubation Network, NJBIN also offers access to a national network of best practices for business incubators, which helps to maximize the number of successful startups in New Jersey and offers increased federal and state support for business incubators.
NJBIN’s thirteen incubators make significant and measurable contributions to the state’s economic growth.
Over the past three years, annual contributions from over 450 entrepreneurial companies in NJBIN incubators have averaged:
1,350+ new, higher-paying jobs created and retained
$130 M revenue generated
$30 M 3rd party funding brought into New Jersey
200+ student interns trained
https://www.njbin.org/
Rowan University’s Technology Business Incubator Mullica Hill, New Jersey Incubator Located on the first floor of the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center is Rowan University’s Technology Business Incubator. This facility, managed by Rowan Innovations, the newest operational unit in the Division of University Research, provides business incubation facilities and services for emerging, regional, high growth technology businesses. https://sjtechpark.org/innovation-center/the-incubator/
JuiceTank Somerset, New Jersey Accelerator Scaling businesses from the ground up is what we know best. Let our team help your startup get to the next level. http://www.juicetank.com/consulting/
Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies North Brunswick Twp, New Jersey Incubator The Incubator at North Brunswick is one of the more significant incubation facilities in the nation dedicated to life sciences and biotechnology companies – a 46,000 sq. ft. biotech incubator in a 50-acre research park in North Brunswick in the heart of New Jersey's "Research Corridor." https://www.njeda.com/incubation
Founders Factory Columbus, Ohio Incubator Founders Factory was established to help early stage companies rapidly become viable and sustainable businesses. We have a blend of what early stage companies require: expedited angel funding, agile technology development, lean acceleration and world class mentors. https://foundersfactory.com/
Innovate New Albany New Albany, Ohio Incubator Innovate New Albany is the city’s incubator for technology startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses. From venture capital to human capital, Innovate New Albany enables business startups to access and leverage an unmatched level of resources to power growth. It is a one-stop shop where government, area businesses, venture capitalists, and private agencies come together to provide the guidance, expertise, and services that new businesses need to succeed. https://innovatenewalbany.org/
Braintree Business Development Center Ashland, Ohio Incubator As one of the Ohio Third Frontier incubators in Northeast Ohio, Braintree provides collaborative services, below-market lease rates and access to a network of Braintree partners. http://www.braintreepartners.org/incubation
America Makes Youngstown, Ohio Accelerator America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP) technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, we innovate and accelerate AM/3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. https://www.americamakes.us/
MCBI Zanesville, Ohio Incubator You will be guided through a series of small, logical steps designed to test your idea with minimal capital and risk. This ‘lean’ startup approach is proven to be highly effective in helping startups find the right business model for their product.​ https://www.mcbi.info/
Dreamit Ventures Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator program seeks applicants with revenue or ready-to-scale pilots. Founders can participate in the program both virtually and in-person. Each week, startups meet with their managing director and program managers to test ideas and work on a variety of business development components. They also engage in investor and customer sprints where they meet with customers and start raising funds. Dreamit offers programs in three verticals: Healthtech, Urbantech, and SecureTech. https://www.dreamit.com/
PSL Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator Run by the city’s leader startup community, the PSL Accelerator is geared toward helping early stage startups get the tools they need to grow their businesses. In this twelve-week program, startup founders attend weekly sessions with industry experts and entrepreneurs, are assigned to a dedicated mentor, and work on preparing their pitches. The pitches include a plan for company growth, which is presented at PSL Pitches day. https://phillystartupleaders.org/news/programs/psl-startup-accelerator/
Backstage Capital Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator Backstage Capital’s accelerator program provides support to startups run by underrepresented founders. The program spans three months, and in that time, startups can expect to meet mentors, raise funding, and access Backstage Capital’s network of resources to give them the push they need to reach their company’s next big milestone. https://backstagecapital.com/accelerator/
LIFT Labs Accelerator Powered by Techstars Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator With access to Comcast’s vast network of partners, brands, and mentors, the LIFT Labs program powered by the world-renowned Techstars, works with startups in digital wellness, next generation marketing, entertainment, and several other categories. The 13-week program, open to startups from around the world, hosted its first cohort in 2018 and ended with a Demo Da https://lift.comcast.com/
Global Startup Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator This six-month program focuses on startups in the life sciences, information technology and eHealth technology fields in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. The program specifically seeks tech startups that want to “think big and go global” by entering international markets. The program will focus on entry into two specific global markets: Europe and India. The accelerator’s mission leverages Philadelphia’s standing as hub for immigrant entrepreneurs. Selected startups receive access to VCs, insight into foreign business growth opportunities, connections to mentors and more. https://welcomingcenter.org/gsa/
EO Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator EO Philly’s accelerator wants to help startups grow to $1 million in annual sales. They offer educational materials, speakers from around the world, and sessions on strategy, sales and marketing, money, and people. http://www.eophiladelphia.com/eo-accelerator
Ben Franklin Fintech Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator This 12-week program gives participants a chance to compete for a minimum of $25,000 in funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners through a unique peer selection process. The program’s curriculum — Village Capital’s investment readiness plan — prepares startups to raise capital and build relationships with investors. The accelerator, which takes place across three four-day intensive workshops, also connects entrepreneurs to local mentors in the financial technology space. https://www.sep.benfranklin.org/ben-franklin-fintech-accelerator-home/
RAPID Hardware Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator About four to five teams are selected for each cohort of Next Fab’s RAPID Hardware Accelerator. The 12-week program focuses exclusively on hardware startups, providing them with technical consulting, up to $25,000 in funding and workshops on marketing and sales, crowd-funding campaigns, IP protection and more. Teams also gain access to a dedicated desk at NextFab’s main South Philly location and access to mentors and advisors. https://nextfab.com/grow/accelerator/
Digital Health Accelerator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Accelerator The startups that have gone through the Science Center’s digital health accelerator have generated $20.8 million in revenue and have raised more than $46 million in follow-on investing. The program specifically helps digital health companies move from research to commercialization. The selected startups receive funding (up to $50,000 in operational cash), a workspace, mentorship and connections to healthcare stakeholders in the region. About six to seven companies are accepted per cohort. https://sciencecenter.org/discover/digital-health-accelerator
ic@3401 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Incubator This longtime Philadelphia incubator, located in the city’s University City Innovation District, places an emphasis on collaboration to help local startups compete globally. Some of Philadelphia’s most well known startups got their start at ic@3401, which claims to be the largest group of funded, early-stage tech companies in Philadelphia. Since 2016, 52 member companies have raised more than $53 million in funding. https://www.ic3401.org/
NextFab Incubator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Incubator This Next-Fab designed nine-month commitment program provides selected entrepreneurs with office space at NextFab locations in South Philly and Wilmington, coaching, workshops, guest speakers, and business competitions. Entrepreneurs also gain access to NextFab’s network of mentors and community members. NextFab hopes to develop innovators who “will become active members in our community and will collaborate closely with our larger membership base,” according to the program’s website. https://nextfab.com/grow/incubator/
Sixers Innovation Lab Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Incubator The Philadelphia 76ers launched this Camden lab space in 2017 to partner with startups and connect them to funding opportunities with the sports organization. The first cohort welcomed four startups across a variety of industries, from pet care to esports. The incubator deemphasizes growth requirements for its companies and emphasizes mentorship and collaboration. The selected entrepreneurs get access to free office space and food, and even free corporate housing. Startups are selected on a rolling basis. http://sixersinnovationlab.com/
Project Liberty Digital Incubator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Incubator Hosted at the Philadelphia Media Network’s headquarters in Market East, the Project Liberty incubator gives early-stage companies the opportunity to be based at the region’s largest media company. The program aims to attract startups looking to make connections in the media industry. Participants get free office space and software support, mentoring, introductions to investors, and more. https://www.sep.benfranklin.org/project-liberty/
UPstart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Incubator This virtual incubator at the University of Pennsylvania wants to catalyze entrepreneurship in the life sciences, healthcare management, robotics, and IT by supporting tech commercialization at Penn. The program helps get faculty members from the idea and company creation stage to a point where they can find partners and funding, and set up operations for their companies. http://pci.upenn.edu/upstart-news/
Temple Small Business Development Incubator Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Incubator Run by Temple’s Fox School of Business, this incubator provides access to office space, interns, consulting and peer mentor programs. Additionally, they offer wifi and access to the university’s other resources. https://www.fox.temple.edu/institutes-and-centers/small-business-development-center/incubator-coworking-space/
Lighthouse Labs Fall Richmond, Virginia Accelerator August 19 – November 15, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia
$20,000 equity-free funding
Applications open May 1 through June 21, 2019
Whether you are bootstrapping your company or seeking venture capital, our accelerator program is designed to give your startup an unfair advantage in the region by providing you with accelerated access to capital, connections, and customers.
Especially excited to support data science, cybersecurity or edtech startups.
http://www.lighthouselabsrva.com/fall.html
Lighthouse Labs Summer Richmond, Virginia Accelerator ​$20,000 equity-free funding for 10 teams in Richmond, Virginia.
Applications will open for Summer 2020 in January.
The Lighthouse Labs "University Initiative" is a GO Virginia funded initiative providing alumni founders of ​​Virginia colleges & universities with access to capital connections, and customers.
http://www.lighthouselabsrva.com/summer.html
i.Lab Incubator Charlottesville, Virginia Incubator The i.Lab Incubator Program supports the development of new entrepreneurs and the growth of promising early-stage ventures.
We provide this support through a combination of programs, funding, workspace, committed mentors, industry experts, free legal services, a community of founders and funders, and connections to a range of resources.
Since its first cohort in 2000, and including the 2018 cohort, the Incubator program will have provided nearly $1.5 million in grants to greater than 240 companies, supporting nearly 450 founding team members.
https://ilab.virginia.edu/incubator
Ignition Williamsburg, Virginia Accelerator Entrepreneurs find success at Ignition. We aim to build community for everyone, from young professionals to experienced entrepreneurs. Ignition supports startups through events, mentorship, its network of investors, offers an open office space, and takes an active role in supporting the role of founders to build a profitable business. We have the diverse staff, experience, and funds to quickly launch a business from scratch; and the experience to know when we shouldn’t. In the end, ideas are worthless. Execution is what matters, and we're here to execute.On average, we work with between 10 to 30 startups at any given time ranging from pre-seed to Series A. Ignition startups are founded and led by students, community leaders, and regional partners. We work with both new and seasoned entrepreneurs.Series A. We have access to a team of talented marketers, designers, entrepreneurs, and technical staff in house that works closely with founders to jumpstart their idea into a revenue-generating business. Ignition removes barriers, empowers founders, and builds confidence with its network to ensure a startups’ success in taking its vision to market.Ignition is the only privately financed, operated, and independent business accelerator managed by a team of entrepreneurs. Ignition is a 501 (c) 3 business accelerator based in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the penthouse of 1006 Richmond Rd, the Wells Fargo building. https://ignitioncenter.com/
WV Hive Network-WVU LaunchLab Beckley, West Virginia Accelerator/Incubator Incubation – Get your new start up off the ground.
Establish a customized approach to fill gaps and needs in early stages of development. Business advisors will work with you through four main focuses, including business concept, customer relations, operations, and organization.

Acceleration – Position your business for growth.
Unlock your business’ full potential and prepare for long-term market success. Clients will work with business advisors to learn about access to capital, exporting, and fulfillment strategies to help you push your venture to the next level.

https://wvhive.com/getting-started/
Bluefield State College Research & Development Incubator Bluefield, West Virginia Incubator The mission of the Bluefield State College Research and Development Corporation is to serve as a catalyst for aggressive community and economic development through high quality education, productive partnerships and joint ventures that increase educational expertise, collaborative research and innovative business development fostering diverse employment opportunities. http://www.bscrd.info/
Ten50 Business Accelerator Huntington, West Virginia Accelerator TEN50 Accelerator Program
TEN50 is a business accelerator that supports early-stage and growth driven technology companies through the RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and Marshall University . TEN50 provides a 3 month extensive mentor network, educational sessions with experienced leaders, access to investors, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment to launch new business startups.
http://www.rcbi.org/index.php/economic-development/ten50-accelerator