Incubators/Accelerators | Region 3
Name of Program
|Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial Center||Anniston, Alabama||Incubator||A business incubation program for start-up service and light manufacturing businesses. Supports business ideas from the early stage of company development until the graduation stage of growth. Contact: Giles McDaniel, Executive Director.||http://www.neaes.org/|
|Auburn Business Incubator||Auburn, Alabama||Incubator||The ABI is developing into a full-service, mixed-use business incubator with the overall mission of assisting start-up and early stage companies in being successful by linking them to a network of services from university and community sources. The SBDC at Auburn University maintains at office at this location, to better server incubator clients, and for a convenient near-campus meeting space.||https://www.auburnrtf.org/entrepreneurship/auburn-business-incubator/?|
|Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center||Decatur, Alabama||Incubator||The primary purpose of the Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center is to Encourage, Enthuse, and Empower new and small businesses as tenants and non-tenants of the E-Center facility and ensure successful start-up and continued growth.||https://www.alabamaincubator.com/|
|Business Technology Development Center Inc – BIZTECH||Huntsville, Alabama||Incubator||A technology incubator designed to help small companies develop emerging technologies for the global marketplace. Provides mentoring, access to investors, training, a ready-made network of contacts, and an array of business support services designed to improve clients’ likelihood of success.||http://biztech.org/|
|Innovation Portal||Mobile, Alabama||Incubator||NAVIGATOR SESSIONS
Build your idea. Scale your startup.
Navigator is the signature program of Innovation PortAL, and the sessions serve as an entry point into all of our startup resources. The weekly sessions are one-on-one meetings where we get to know you, your business or idea, and your foreseeable goals and milestones. We then work with you to create a structured pathway for growth by identifying the milestones and action items necessary to scale your venture.
|Shoals Entrepreneurial Center – SEC||Florence, Alabama||Incubator||Business incubation is a proven tool for regional economic growth. Our unique cluster of commercial space, business counseling and technical assistance, and wide-ranging network of partners can provide a critical framework to help entrepreneurs meet their business goals. We continually look for opportunities to expand and strengthen our services, facilities, and other resources. Our business clients continue to expand and grow, which creates a great driver for the SBI’s work.||https://www.shoalsbusinessincubator.com/mission|
|Enterprise Business Incubator||Enterprise, Alabama||Incubator||Enterprise Business Incubator, located in the Yancey Parker Industrial Park in Enterprise, AL, is designed to foster the development of small manufacturing firms. The incubator has successfully "graduated" manufacturing firms now established in the community.
Space is limited. Persons wishing to be considered as a tenant must first have a completed business plan and be able to meet the other requirements as defined by the governing board of the incubator. For more information on requirements, please contact the Wiregrass EDC office.
|Hatch||Fairhope, Alabama||Incubator||Hatch is an incubator specifically for technology-based entrepreneurs in Baldwin County. Hatch is funded by the City of Fairhope, Coastal Alabama Community College, and the Baldwin Community and Economic Development Foundation and will be housed in Downtown Fairhope in space provided by BBVA Compass.||https://hatchfairhope.com/|
|International NASA Space Apps Challenge – Huntsville 2019||Huntsville, Alabama||Accelerator||Welcome to the International NASA Space Apps Challenge!
Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to #SpaceAppsHSV Winners
Proudly powered by Huntsville's most dynamic non-profit ideation accelerator known as Urban Engine and sponsored by community influencers: aSmartPlace.com, Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation, Huntsville STEAM Works and the University of Alabama in Huntsville Invention to Innovation Center.
Sponsorship Applications due by September 12th, 2019 – Send inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Tampa Bay WaVE||Tampa, Florida||Accelerator||Each Accelerator company is grouped into one of the three phases: Build, Launch, or Grow. Each phase is strategically designed to meet your company’s needs and help your business thrive. Our accelerator program is designed to help Wave members reach their business goals and milestones. By helping our entrepreneurs strategically achieve their business goals, we are determined to help Wave entrepreneurs advance their startup to the next accelerator phase within 6 to 12 months of starting the program.||https://www.tampabaywave.org/accelerator/|
|TheVentureCity||Miami, Florida||Accelerator||We are solution builders.
Our international team has deep expertise in growth, product, engineering, innovation, operations, culture and financial services.
We work with your product managers and engineers. You own your roadmap and architecture, while we produce insight and experience to help you evolve and iterative while learning. We work as a team to build your dreams.
|Starter Studio||Orlando, Florida||Accelerator/Incubator||Ideation Stage Accelerator
Do you have an idea for a tech-enabled business burning inside you? Great! You have found the right home where you can hothouse your new venture. Our lean-methods based Ideation Stage Accelerator propels founders like you from cocktail napkin idea to a Minimum Viable Product that you can take to market in just 12 short (but very intensive!) full-time weeks. Ask any of our Starter graduates. Our goal is to create an optimal environment for Starters at their earliest stages, break down impediments to building out an idea, and give you the education and tools to go further and farther than you could on your own. Starters progress through a tested curriculum covering everything from business models and intellectual property law to funding and building a team…
Seed Stage Accelerator
This is a six-month, part-time mentorship-led accelerator focused on early stage growth, capturing market share and getting tech companies investment-ready. Our nonprofit fund tied directly to our Seed Stage Accelerator invests between $25,000 and $225,000 in each of the companies accepted into the program. The amount invested is dependent on the company reaching crucial milestones as determined by a panel of key partners, mentors, and our board. Companies accepted into the program will have access to programming and been-there-done-that mentors that will drive their success. The program culminates with a day-long Investor Showcase, drawing investors from across the Eastern seaboard and beyond…
|Goldstein Business Accelerator||Oviedo, Florida||Accelerator||The Goldstein Business Accelerator program was created by Joel & Bree Goldstein in 2015. After several successful businesses & extensive research on entrepreneurship, husband and wife team Joel & Bree concluded that the region’s earliest stage companies required better access to funding and mentorship after a successful launch in order to flourish. Orlando possesses a high quality talent pool, world class universities, and an incredible roster of global corporations that these new companies can tap into to take their businesses to the next level. By gathering these resources, they founded the Goldstein business accelerator program.||https://goldsteinaccelerator.com/our-story/|
|Groundswell Startups||Melbourne, Florida||Incubator||We're a nonprofit incubator and coworking space building an ecosystem where Space Coast innovators, creatives and technologists can thrive.
Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to make valuable connections to build your company, a digital nomad looking for a cool place to work, or anything in between – you have a place here.
|University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program||Daytona Beach, Florida||Incubator||Since 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has been helping startup companies develop into financially stable, high impact businesses by providing the tools, training, and infrastructure that help facilitate smarter, faster growth.||https://incubator.ucf.edu/|
|VentureScaleUp||Orlando, Florida||Accelerator||We are a scaleup accelerator that provides high-growth entrepreneurs access to role models that have built startups that have scaled. Connect to our network of experienced mentors, advisors, investors, and educators to take your startup to the next level.||http://www.venturescaleup.com/|
|Power Plant Business Incubator||Ocala, Florida||Incubator||The Power Plant offers a wide array of programs to benefit everyone from first-time entrepreneurs to seasoned executives and savvy investors. Residents of the Power Plant work on a campus in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the CEP, a few blocks from the Institute of Human Machine Cognition on Innovation Way, and walking distance to a thriving downtown and a National Historic District.
The three building campus offers multiple office shapes and sizes, lends itself to flexibility and increased space as the firms grow.
|South Florida Accelerator||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||Accelerator||Our mission is to identify visionary entrepreneurs and facilitate ideation by providing a clear path to success through a global ecosystem of innovation resources. We make our entrepreneur’s dreams real so people around the world live happier, healthier, richer lives.||https://www.tsfa.co/|
|National Business Incubator Association AKA InBIA||Orlando, Florida||Incubator||InBIA provides a wide range of services that enable our members to build high-impact entrepreneurial ecosystems in every type of community or industry. We annually host international conferences, leadership summits, and advanced forums while providing globally-recognized thought leadership, research, education and professional development, and program accreditation for top-tier entrepreneurship centers. Most importantly, we facilitate authentic connections, mentorship, and peer-to-peer collaboration for all of our members and their client entrepreneurs.||https://inbia.org/|
|Y Combinator||Atlanta, Georgia||Accelerator||Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups.
The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.
|Techstars||Atlanta, Georgia||Accelerator||Each year, we choose over 300 companies to join our three month mentorship-driven accelerator, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars Network for life.||https://www.techstars.com/startup-accelerator/|
|On-Ramp for artists and creative entrepreneurs C||Indianapolis, Indiana||Accelerator||On-Ramp is an accelerator for Indiana creative entrepreneurs built for artists who are looking to rev up their business thinking, whether they are starting something new, looking to deepen their business understanding or at a professional crossroads. On-Ramp gives participants new connections, a plan, coaching, and access to special funds to make it happen.
The Course: A three-day intensive business skills and entrepreneurship training course.
The Certificate: Proof to investors that you're ready to make things happen.
The Coaching: One-on-one coaching with an arts business pro.
The On-Ramp Fellowship is a pilot funding opportunity to take what you've just learned in the On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course and put it to use for your career development. Request up to $2,000 for a project during the fellowship period. This fellowship is open to folks who hold the Creative Entrepreneur Course Certificate of Completion.
|Purdue Technology Center||Indianapolis, Indiana||Incubator||Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Indiana University Medical Center are nearby. With easy access to the airport, the park appeals to both the scientific and corporate mindset. Incubator clients benefit from an array of complimentary or low-cost professional services. Opened in 2009 with Certified Technology Park status earned in 2011, the Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis brings all the value of Purdue's award-winning business incubation program to the capital city.||https://www.prf.org/researchpark/locations/indianapolis/|
|Madison||Madison, Indiana||Incubator||A facility based in Southern Indiana designed for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other up-and-comers. We're here when your business needs more room to grow, access to tech and resources, and amenities to make working easier.
Our mission is to provide cost-effective space, and a synergistic environment to encourage the development of local entrepreneurs which contribute to the area’s economic health, and create and retain job opportunities.
|Awesome Inc||Lexington, Kentucky||Accelerator||We exist to create and grow high tech startups. We do this by hosting community events, leading technology education courses, and offering a shared workspace environment. Click one of our initiatives above to learn more about Awesome Inc.||https://www.awesomeinc.org/|
|EKU Business & Technology Accelerator||Richmond, Kentucky||Accelerator||The EKU Business and Technology Accelerator is a university-based Incubator that has been in operation for more than 5 years. Business Incubation is defined as “a business support process that accelerates the successful development of start-up and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services.” At EKU, we provide low-cost office space combined with coaching and resources to help entrepreneurs grow successful companies in Kentucky.||https://bizaccelerator.eku.edu/|
|KHIC-Start Business Accelerator||London, Kentucky||Accelerator||This accelerator program is for businesses that already have established much of their focus, direction, and have many of their pieces in place. Your KHIC experience will reflect where you are in your growth and we will help “fill in the blanks” to help accelerate your journey toward success.||http://khic-center.com/|
|UpTech||Covington, Kentucky||Accelerator||UpTech is a nationally ranked tech accelerator program for data-driven startups that are developing tech-enabled solutions and seeking equity funding. UpTech selects up to 10 startups annually to go through the 6-month accelerator program driven by intensive entrepreneurship education, one-on-one mentoring, and extensive community involvement.||https://www.uptechideas.org/|
|XLerateHealth||Louisville, Kentucky||Accelerator||XLerateHealth’s accelerator programs include an intensive three-month lean startup “boot camp” and a multi-year virtual incubator. The accelerator targets healthcare companies and has been named one of the top 50 accelerators in the U.S. each of the last two years by the Small Business Administration.||https://www.xleratehealth.com/|
|NKU Inkubator||Highland Heights, Kentucky||Incubator||The INKUBATOR aims to increase the competitive advantage for NKU students by providing them with education, mentoring, financing, facilities, and other related resources necessary for a successful entrepreneurial startup process. The main function of The INKUBATOR is to act as a “feeder system” to area accelerators and technology parks like the eZone, Brandery, UpTech, HCBC, cincytech, bioLOGIC, Vora Technology Park, etc.||https://www.nku.edu/academics/cob.html|
|The Northeast Mississippi Business Incubation System||Bay St Louis, Mississippi||Incubator||Stennis Business Consortium – a quarterly forum by which local and regional companies can learn more about upcoming procurement opportunities, obtain information about doing business with local agencies and prime contractors, present in small forums to multiple agencies and prime contractors, and develop relationships with potential teaming partners.||https://www.mset.org/programs/|
|North Mississippi Enterprise Initiative||Oxford, Mississippi||Incubator||The North Mississippi Enterprise Initiative (NMEI) is a non-profit, public/private regional partnership for entrepreneurial growth. NMEI manages 3 business incubators – Oxford, Batesville and Grenada – and provides leadership in entrepreneurship within the region.||http://www.northmiss.org/|
|The Innovation Center||Biloxi, Mississippi||Accelerator/Incubator||The Innovation Center, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service and the MS Export Assistance Center, have designed this program to assist Mississippi small businesses in learning the fundamentals for exporting products and services by developing skills in international marketing, trade finance, and global logistics.
The program is created for first-time exporters or for those firms considering expanding to a new global market. Key trade sessions presented at the port of Gulfport International Airport will facilitate an optimal learning experience for firms to obtain first-h and trade knowledge and application by having access to the trade, transportation and logistics resources available to them.
|First Flight Venture Center||Research Triangle Park, North Carolina||Incubator||First Flight Venture Center™ is North Carolina’s original science, technology, and business incubator. Located in the heart of the Research Triangle Park, we support the launch of bioscience, life science, medical device, and information technology companies by providing the tailored resources, guidance, and connections required for sustained commercial success.||https://www.ffvcnc.org/|
|BD BioVenture Center||Franklin Lakes, NJ||Incubator||Private life sciences incubator that gives 14 start-up companies access to laboratories, equipment and business services.||https://www.bd.com/en-us/company/bd-technologies-and-innovation|
|Start Up Stampede||Durham, North Carolina||Accelerator||Through our two-month program, we will help you design and build your online strategy to bring your product to the masses. From branding to e-commerce strategy to order fulfillment and logistics, our pool of talented mentors and gurus will inspire and kick you in the butt to build a long lasting and fast growing company.||http://startupstampede.com/|
|Launch – Chapel Hill — UNC — Incubator and Co-Working Space||Chapel Hill, North Carolina||Accelerator||Launch Chapel Hill is an international, award-winning start-up accelerator and co-working space. We offer individual entrepreneurs and teams working on scalable start-ups the opportunity to join the Launch community.
At Launch, entrepreneurs are able to immediately get plugged into the entrepreneurial community in Chapel Hill, NC and the Triangle through networking events, lunch-n-learns, and shared space with other entrepreneurs right in the heart of Chapel Hill.
|USC Columbia Technology Incubator||Colombia, South Carolina||Incubator||Most of our members graduate within 24 months. We want to see your business to grow and become sustainable outside the friendly confines of business incubation. Through regular checkins and goal setting, we help our members graduate when the time is right.||http://www.usccolainc.org/affiliateresident|
|NEXT||Greenville, South Carolina||Incubator||In 2005, business leader and economic development street preacher John Warner convened a rather eclectic group of folks from around South Carolina at a Courtyard hotel in Charleston to discuss new strategies for improving the state’s economy. After hearing an inspiring update about the Charleston Digital Corridor, entrepreneur Jeff Papenfus scrawled on a paper napkin, “Why aren't we doing this in Greenville?”
It was at that seminal moment that a group of Greenville entrepreneurs and community leaders began to coalesce into an effort that would soon become NEXT.
From its earliest days, the goal of NEXT has been to provide the support entrepreneurs require to build strong, successful, globally-competitive businesses.
We cater to risk takers and pioneers, because we believe that innovative small companies are critical to true economic development. We are also passionate about creating an ecosystem in the Upstate where such ventures can thrive and that generates high-quality jobs plus and “wealth through ownership”—serving generations to come.
|The Harbor Entrepreneur Center||Charleston, South Carolina||Accelerator||You’ll be executing a business, not writing a plan. Our program is designed to introduce high-impact business concepts to an intense curriculum led by successful mentor entrepreneurs. These mentors will walk side-by-side with your startup throughout the 14-week program to keep you focused on the critical elements needed to grow your business. At the end of the program, we expect each company to know what their next step is and we introduce participants to possible capital sources to help you grow.||http://www.harborec.com/business-accelerator|
|Technology Incubator||Rock Hill, South Carolina||Incubator||The Technology Incubator is designed for entrepreneurs who anticipate a 12 – 18 month development cycle. Once we have helped you launch your idea to market, we'll continue to help you grow.||http://tirockhill.org/|
|BGEN Business Incubator||Gaffney, South Carolina||Incubator||Welcome to BGEN! If you are considering starting a new business, we can help. BGEN (begin) is an initiative of KNOW2, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people aspire and achieve an education so they can get or create a job, provide for their lives and families, and give back to others. With hundreds of volunteers in schools and in the community in Cherokee County, and efforts in education (for children and adults), public health, safety and crime prevention, and economic development, KNOW2 is a major force for change and renewal in Cherokee County, SC.||http://www.know2bgen.com/|
|Founder Institute||Greenville, South Carolina||Accelerator||The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2009, we have helped over 3,500 startups raise over $800M and build some of the world's fastest growing companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 65 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.||https://fi.co/|
|Start Co.||Memphis, Tennessee||Accelerator||The Summer of Acceleration is an intensive startup bootcamp that helps startups speed up the process of developing their business. For Summer 2019, the accelerators will focus on four industries: Supply Chain and Logistics, Home Services, Medical Device and Civic Tech. At the end of the summer, Startup teams will come together to pitch to a crowd of their peers, mentors and potential funders at Demo Day.||http://neverstop.co/accelerators/|
|ZeroTo510||Memphis, Tennessee||Accelerator||If you have a medical device innovation, but just aren't sure where to start- look no further than ZeroTo510! We've been ranked by Seed Accelerator Rankings for the last three years, and there’s a reason for that- we’re the only pure-play medical device accelerator and we can provide your innovation with a path to success.
The medical device market is complicated to navigate, but with our plethora of experts, you will be in great hands. ZeroTo510 will put you at the center of a medical device ecosystem that is home to experts in regulatory affairs, pricing/reimbursement, manufacturing, prototyping, product development, legal affairs, hospital decision making – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
|CO.Lab||Chattanooga, Tennessee||Accelerator/Incubator||CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving business.
The CO.LAB Accelerator is an immersive 12-week experience for startups working to scale high-growth companies.
|Emerge Memphis||Memphis, Tennessee||Incubator||Founded in 1999, Emerge Memphis was the first incubator in Memphis. Its track record since then includes:
Incubated Companies: 242
Direct Jobs Created: 750+
Indirect Jobs Created: 3,225
Private Investment Generated: $7,418,601
Four-year total annual revenue generated by Emerge companies: $62,843,000
3 Fortune 500 Corporate Innovation Centers have been housed at Emerge: (FedEx (No.10), Cardinal Health (No. 15), Hilton (No.289))
Both FedEx and Cardinal Health’s Innovation Centers were created at Emerge
Two Accelerators, StartCo and Seed Hatchery, started at Emerge
|Nashville Business Incubation Center||Nashville, Tennessee||Incubator||THE NBIC INCUBATOR
Starting at $1,000/month
The NBIC Incubator, is our staple business incubation program. The program is 3 years and provides a hands on, academic approach to help entrepreneurs scale a sustainable business. Targeted benchmarks are in place to measure the advancement within specified areas of business training, requiring full commitment from each participating entrepreneur. Our incubator goal is simple, help each entrepreneur scale their business to 1 million and/or employ 5 or more people upon graduation.
|VT KnowledgeWorks||Blacksburg, Virginia||Accelerator||Join us for a Startup Chatup to discuss your business idea @ Tillerman Coffee Co. in the VTCRC, available most Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. with Jim Flowers. Register. No charge.
Business Concept Review: submit the skeleton of your startup idea online and one of our VT KnowledgeWorks mentors will review it, offer their first impressions, and suggest ways to reduce your risk. Business Concept Review discussions are done in person or via GoToMeeting for those living outside of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region. Register then Submit. No charge.