Incubators/Accelerators | Region 6
Name of Program
|Launch Alaska||Anchorage, Alaska||Accelerator||We think startups are the key to a needed industrial re-revolution, driving the rapid, critical shift in our systems that will allow us to mitigate the causes and effects of climate change while unlocking incredible economic opportunity.
The challenges are massive. But the solutions are exciting, and we're proud to partner with game-changing startups from all over the globe to amplify their efforts to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
|Arizona State University Entrepreneurship+Innovation||Scottsdale, Arizona||Incubator||Each year, Arizona State University has been ranked in the top five for entrepreneurship programs and most recently #1 by the US News & World Report. Applying to the ASU Entrepreneurship+Innovation program unlocks many options for founders. Their Venture Devils program caters to three types of entrepreneurs: student-led , faculty/staff-led or community led. By being accepted into this program, founders will receive dedicated mentorship from some of the finest minds at ASU, access to community tech leaders, workspace and opportunities to obtain funding through pitch competitions and demo days.||https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/|
|AZ TechCelerator||Surprise, Arizona||Incubator||AZ TechCelerator is a business incubator focused on tech and home to nearly 60,000 sq ft of workspace. Their four-building campus has the space, tools and resources you need to grow your business at affordable rates. The AZ TechCelerator helps scalable technology and innovation companies accelerate to market with the help of affordable space, free and low cost expertise, management and financing support, and the mutual support of other early stage growth companies. Managed by the City of Surprise Economic Development Department, the AZ TechCelerator is aimed at new product commercialization, job creation, and improvement of the economy and quality of life in the Surprise community. Preferred candidates are small technology companies, such as those with a focus in life science, medical devices, healthcare innovation, information technology, renewable energy/sustainability, defense, or other product innovations. Preferred candidates will have completed a business plan, and expect to become self-sustaining in less than five years.||https://www.aztechcelerator.com/|
|Bioaccel||Phoenix, Arizona||Accelerator||Bioaccel is a nonprofit that provides funding and business expertise to develop early-stage life science technologies that drives economic development through the accelerated commercialization of late-stage basic and applied research in the life sciences with a biomedical focus. In their own words, they accelerate startups to help entrepreneurs avoid the “Valley of Death.” BioAccel focuses on diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, tools, and services.||http://www.bioaccel.org/|
|CEI||Phoenix, Arizona||Incubator||The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) is a full-service incubator focused on supporting emerging technology companies specializing in bioscience, medical devices, and green technology industries. Their facility is located on the campus of Gateway Community College and they have a variety of programs and services available to entrepreneurs, including on-site high-quality prototype and intellectual property services, 8 wet labs, 6 light manufacturing spaces, fully furnished offices/suites, pro bono mentoring from over 50 industry and area-specific professionals, including legal, financial, human resources, marketing, intellectual property, and more.||https://www.ceigateway.com/|
|Chandler Innovations||Chandler, Arizona||Incubator||Chandler Innovations is a city-wide business incubation and entrepreneurial development program sponsored by the City of Chandler and powered by NACET, an Arizona-based non-profit organization that builds and grows startups into viable businesses. They offer group coaching and one-on-one support to early-stage founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs with tech-focused, scalable businesses that will most likely need investment dollars to quickly scale and grow. They also offer short-term office space and collaborative work-space for their incubation clients. Their programs and workshops, funding preparation, advisor network, community partners and connector events are designed to boost your startup into a thriving business. They are looking for scalable, tech-focused businesses in Chandler that will most likely need angel and/or venture capital investment to scale and grow quickly. They are co-located co-located with Arizona TechShop and ASU at ASU Chandler Innovations Center.||https://innovationsincubator.com/|
|Coplex||Phoenix, Arizona||Accelerator||Coplex is an startup accelerator and studio that works with non-coding founding teams to co-create new software companies. Their method is different than most as they’ve integrated the principles of the scientific method with lean methodology and created an expanded “build, measure, learn” feedback loop to helps build successful startups.They supply founding teams with education and mentorship in addition to support building products. They have locations in Phoenix, Seattle and Los Angeles, and have co-created over 250 internet ventures with their special approach||https://www.coplex.com/|
|Gangplank||Queen Creek, Arizona||Incubator||Probably the most non-traditional incubator in Arizona that likes to live dangerously and a community made up of entrepreneurs. Gangplank provides more than the high-speed internet or desk space to get your startup moving. They offer one-on-one meetings with mentors specializing in marketing, financial management and business planning. The collaborative space provides daily opportunities to meet with contractors, investors and future staff. Beyond networking, it is a place to build relationships and gain support from other entrepreneurs. They also offer educational programs for younger people who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Gangplank have four Arizona locations and one in Ontario.||https://gangplankhq.com/|
|Launchpoint||Mesa, Arizona||Incubator||LaunchPoint, in collaboration with the Arizona Incubation Association and Arizona State University, is a technology accelerator for entrepreneurs and small companies. They provide a flexible space, business development assistance and networking and training opportunities. They are interested in consumer web and mobile applications to bio tech and green energy – and everything in between – your idea will grow at LaunchPoint.||https://launchpoint.marketo.com/about-us/|
|Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET)||Flagstaff, Arizona||Incubator||NACET is a nonprofit organization that offers four different programs to suit the needs of startups at every stage. They provide learning opportunities such as coaching, access to mentors, and workshops to help grow your business. Founded in Flagstaff, NACET has since expanded to include two other incubator locations in Chandler and Maricopa.||https://www.moonshotaz.com/|
|Thryve||Tucson, Arizona||Incubator||Thryve is a Tucson-based, fast-paced social impact incubator that helps entrepreneurs build their business from start to finish. Their 10-week program is a mix of structured curriculum and unstructured, self-directed work, that includes access to experienced mentors, networking opportunities, and lean startup principles. Thryve provides startups with the strategy and capital to go from concept to successful execution.||https://www.startuptucson.com/|
|Y Combinator||San Francisco, California||Incubator||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.
But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.
|Launchpad LA||Los Angeles, California||Accelerator||Launchpad LA is a startup accelerator for exceptional entrepreneurs. We invest $25k – $100k, offer free office space one block from the Santa Monica beach, and provide access to a massive network of mentors, investors and advisors.||http://launchpad.la/|
|AngelPad||San Francisco, California||Accelerator||AngelPad is a seed-stage accelerator program based in NYC and San Francisco. Since 2010 we have launched more than 150 companies. Every 6 months we select about 15 teams from a huge pool of applicants (usually around 2000) to work with us.
While other accelerators have decided to “scale” and take on more and more companies or launch more and more cities, we have stayed true to our original goal: Find awesome companies with founders we like to work with and spend three very intense months with them. This focus has paid off, we have risen to be the #1 Accelerator in the U.S. (based on a real study from MIT/Brown University) and Strictly VC called us the “Anti-Y Combinator“.
During the program, we work on everything from finding product market fit, defining a target market to getting first validation for the company. We are also instrumental in helping companies prepare for fundraising and of course for investor meetings.
|Blue Startups||Honolulu, Hawaii||Accelerator||ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
13 WEEK INTENSIVE FULL-TIME /UP TO 10 COMPANIES PER SESSION
Blue Startups follows a mentor-driven approach to acceleration. Lean product development and global go-to-market strategies are emphasized throughout the program and access to our extended international network is encouraged. We are focused on recruiting capital efficient and scalable technology companies, including:
Web ServicesWEB SERVICES SoftwareSOFTWARE MobileMOBILE
Our headquarters are based in the beautiful Honolulu, Hawai’i. Accelerate your startup in paradise: find out more about the program, benefits, mentors, and how to apply.
|XLR8HI||Honolulu, Hawaii||Accelerator||Be one of the first to experience XLR8YOUTH, a youth acceleration challenge!
We are excited to announce the launch of a new incubator and accelerator intensive program for Hawaiʻi youth. This unique collaboration combines the entrepreneurship and investment savvy of Sultan Ventures & XLR8HI with the youth and community-empowering, passion project-work of Education Incubator to support youth in designing solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. This first-ever program runs July 15-26 in the XLR8HI office.
|Nalukai Academy||Kamuela, Hawaii||Incubator||Nalukai is a free ten-day intensive tech, entrepreneurship, and design boarding program for Hawai'i high school students, with 10 days of virtual pre-camp learning and collaboration. Each student is provided with guidance from industry leaders who help students craft their own startups and pitch their idea to venture capitalists at the end of the camp. And best of all, when students are accepted into the camp, all the costs (including a new laptop) are covered by a full scholarship.||https://www.nalukai.org/|
|HTDC||Honolulu, Hawaii||Accelerator||HTDC programs are helping to meet the 80/80 Initiative goal to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs earning $80,000 or more in Hawaii by 2030. Our programs serve all facets of the tech and innovation sectors through developing places where people come together to create, providing funding and mentoring for the most promising companies and helping employers gain access to Hawaii’s brightest talent.||https://www.htdc.org/programs/|
|XLR8UH||Honolulu, Hawaii||Accelerator||AcceleratingHawaiʻi's Founders to Global Greatness
XLR8UH, a nationally recognized startup program, educates, mentors, and invests in Hawaiʻi’s top talent and research. As one of the first university startup investment programs in the nation, we are revolutionizing the way innovation is commercialized. XLR8UH was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the top 30 Accelerators of 2017.
|Arco/Butte Business Incubator Center||Arco, Idaho||Incubator||While the primary mission of the Arco Butte Business Incubation Center is to provide coaching and a place for new businesses to get started, office space may be temporarily available to established businesses that are unable to locate suitable business space in the community. Commercial office space leases for $0.95 per square foot, plus an energy charge which is currently $0.23 per square foot. While the energy charge is subject to change, it has remained constant since 2009. Currently all the space in the building leases for the same rate to established businesses.||http://arcobuttebusinesscenter.blogspot.com/|
|Small Business Development Center’s Business Accelerators||Boise, Idaho||Accelerator||The Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Business Accelerators help emerging companies rapidly grow in the Treasure Valley. The SBDC has two unique Accelerator spaces one in Boise and one in Nampa. These spaces offer everything from industrial space to finished office space. Accelerators offer one-on-one business consulting, and innovative programs aimed at giving companies the right resources at the right time. The SBDC works with Accelerator clients in three ways:
Each Accelerator has a lead business consultant who is available to advise companies on an ongoing basis.
The Accelerators also have structured programs that companies experience together in cohorts.
There are ongoing skill-based trainings to help companies acquire the skills needed to run and grow business operations.
|Bozeman Technology Incubator||Bozeman, Montana||Incubator||The Incubator provides free mentoring to all of Montana’s high-tech and manufacturing businesses. Our goal is to help you be successful, and this is a way to encourage a vibrant technology ecosystem and give back to our state after our great success at RightNow.
As an Innovator, you ask your questions and receive advice about the start-up process via email. The Summit Circle is an intensive business acceleration program reserved for an elite group of Innnovators that have the highest growth and job-creation potential. Montana companies are invited to join the Summit Circle on highly-selective basis.
|MonTEC||Missoula, Montana||Incubator||MonTEC is a high-growth, technology focused business incubator that is building a community of high growth enterprises on the Clark Fork River by connecting people, and linking them with support services to help get their venture on the right track.||http://www.montanaenterprisecenter.com/#companies|
|406 Labs (GAN Accelerators)||Bozeman, Montana||Accelerator||406 Labs is Montana’s first technology and high tech manufacturing accelerator program. Our industry focus is on the clusters that are already thriving in Bozeman: Outdoor Technology, Photonics, Biotech, and SaaS. Early stage high tech ventures with great promise for growth and scalability face three primary challenges across the state of Montana: Getting a minimum viable product to market, generating or sourcing the capital necessary to grow and scale their business, and attracting/ hiring necessary employees to grow the company’s products or services. Our focus is to meet these challenges head-on with our ventures, as we create a community and ecosystem where high growth tech businesses thrive. Our community of business resources and professional mentors is unparalleled; we're excited to create something great together while enjoying the amazing lifestyle Montana has to offer.||https://www.gan.co/engage/accelerator/406-labs/|
|Early Stage Montana||Bozeman, Montana||Accelerator||HyperAccelerator
Billings is hosting 7 Montana-based tech businesses for our upcoming HyperAccelerator.
Entrepreneurs from around the state are welcome to apply for this amazing mentorship and training program, provided free-of-charge by ESMT and our affiliate organizations.
Top performers from the June and September programs will compete for a $50,000 cash investment at the Statewide Showcase in November.
|Incubator Space||Henderson, Nevada||Incubator||We are an innovative and aesthetically inspiring coworking and office suite in the Las Vegas/Henderson, Nevada area. We focus on providing a motivating and well equipped space for startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, community members, professionals, developers & more to thrive and collaborate.
Day passes, monthly membership, dedicated desks and private offices are all available. All plans come with access to our meeting spaces, break room, free snacks/drinks and state of the art game room.
Beyond offering a motivating space to work, we have partnered up with other forward thinking companies to offer an Incubator Program, Business Events, CEO & Team Building Conferences, TEDx talks and more.
|Adams Hub||Carson City, Nevada||Incubator||Our programs are geared to keep you amped, improving and in the know. Whether structuring your day, learning something new or connecting with those who can help, our evolving collection of programs exists to assist our community and you.||https://adamshub.com/programs/|
|Startup Incubator||Las Vegas, Nevada||Incubator||The Startup Incubator at the Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada is a 5000 square feet workshop for innovation and entrepreneurship. During the school year, Upper School students work in this start-of-the-art facility to design and prototype digital and physical products to solve problems, entertain, or communicate. During the summer, Adelson and Spark Skill host summer camps, opening the facility to students of all ages and instructing courses in app development, animation, E-textiles, UAVs and other current technology topics.||http://startupincubator.site/index.html|
|Mountain West Tech Accelerator||Carson City, Nevada||Accelerator||The purpose of the Mountain West Tech Accelerator is to encourage and develop Nevada-based entrepreneurs. We will help hardware/software and IoT (Internet of Things) startups by connecting founders and helping them deal with investors and manufacturers/distributors.||http://mwta.io/|
|WESST Enterprise Center||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Incubator||In January of 2009, WESST opened the doors of the WESST Enterprise Center, a mixed-use business incubation facility in east downtown Albuquerque. The Silver LEED-certified incubator is a hub for entrepreneurship and small business development in Albuquerque and beyond. The 37,000-square-foot facility offers state-of-the-art amenities and business assistance programs for up to 20 light manufacturing, service, professional and technology businesses.||https://www.wesst.org/wesst-enterprise-center/|
|Eugene Mindworks Coworking and Business Incubator||Eugene, Oregon||Incubator||Eugene Mindworks is an opportunity, a place for entrepreneurs, startups and the self employed to collaborate, innovate and grow.||https://eugenemindworks.com/|
|Fertilab Thinkubator||Eugene, Oregon||Incubator||FertiLab offers the greater Eugene/Springfield community a welcoming hub for business startup incubation by connecting entrepreneurs with vital resources, including mentors, educational classes, and co-working biotech research labs and prototyping shop space.||http://fertilabthinkubator.com/|
|Forge Portland||Portland, Oregon||Accelerator||Forge Portland is a community-based accelerator and coworking space for social enterprises and freelancers trying to do good in the world. Forge members have access to a suite of free services designed to help them run more efficiently, including free accounting templates, legal referral, business development, mentorship and intern placement.||https://www.forgeportland.org/|
|FoundersPad||Bend, Oregon||Accelerator||FoundersPad's Technology Accelerator Program supports entrepreneurs with top-quality programs based on evidence-based entrepreneurship and Lean Startup principles. Their programs are designed to help entrepreneurs understand and engage with their customers, adapt and learn how to develop a scalable business model and accelerate growth in the marketplace.||http://www.founderspad.com/|
|Hacienda CDC||Portland, Oregon||Incubator||Micro Mercantes is a nonprofit food business incubator for low income & minority entrepreneurs. Come to an orientation to learn about the program (971-280-3825 or email). Attend our boot camp: Meet experts to know what you need to start a food business. Enroll in program services: business advising, seminars, IDA's, sales opportunities, commissary kitchen & more!||https://haciendacdc.org/|
|Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC)||Beaverton, Oregon||Incubator||OTBC is a tech startup incubator that provides coaching, networking events, entrepreneurship programs and shared office space to help tech, biotech, cleantech and opentech start-up ventures succeed.||https://www.otbc.org/|
|Portland State Business Accelerator||Portland, Oregon||Accelerator||The Portland State Business Accelerator speeds the success of these high-growth companies by providing resources, connections, expertise, University support and control of high-impact costs, all within a growth-focused entrepreneurial community.||https://www.pdx.edu/accelerator/|
|TenX||Portland, Oregon||Accelerator||TenX.org is an open source-style accelerator, that provides content, events, conferences & learning programs to generate growth for high potential organizations & individuals. TenX's Sprint and Marathon programs support founders and leaders in tackling developmental milestones starting from $0-$100K, and accelerating to $100K-$1MM+.||http://tenx.org/|
|BoomStartup||Salt Lake City, Utah||Accelerator||Technology-driven innovations from startup companies are changing the world and continue to push the boundaries of technology in our daily lives. BoomStartup is a seed, early-stage venture accelerator founded on the belief that connecting these companies with the right mentors, investors, and industry experts is the right way to achieve scale and generate explosive growth. Our program is based on lean startup methodologies that apply across various types of early-phase startups giving us the flexibility to work with just about any type of company including tech, software, EdTech, product, and biotech ventures.||https://boomstartup.com/online-accelerator-program/|
|The Center for Entrepreneurship||Logan, Utah||Accelerator||Entrepreneurial Leadership is the key to creating value for any business or organization.
The Center for Entrepreneurship will help you foster skills such as creativity, self reliance, tenacity, persistence and resourcefulness through classes, internships and competitions that will help optimize your value as an individual to make an impact in the world and become an entrepreneurial leader.
|Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute||Salt Lake City, Utah||Incubator||The Foundry at Lassonde Studios is the only place in the University of Utah where you can (1) receive course credit (and/or independent study credit) for working on your passion project or new venture; and (2) the only place in the University of Utah where you can receive the same managerial training and coaching that high-potentials and top managers in the best-run companies receive — using your passion project or new venture as the fulcrum.||https://lassonde.utah.edu/foundry|
|USTAR||Salt Lake City, Utah||Accelerator||USTAR’s Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) provides competitive grants to early-stage companies to make them competitive for private capital. Grants can include research and development, proof of concept, product validation, and product development. TAP grants require specific, measurable milestones that must be met to receive funding. In addition to the award, TAP awardees receive non-material support, such as referral to USTAR’s partner networks, to assist in achieving technical and business milestones with the goal of commercial success. TAP projects are limited to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 3 to 5, with outcomes not to exceed 6. The TRL limitation allows successful TAP projects to be ready to compete for other private and public funding including the Technology Commercialization Innovation Program (TCIP) from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) which funds projects beyond TRL 6.||https://ustar.org/grant-programs/tap-technology-acceleration-program|
|Grow Utah||Lehi, Utah||Accelerator||Over $1M Awarded to Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Grow Utah has been organizing and hosting many startup contests each year since 2008. To date, we have held 30+ contests and have given away over 1M$ in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs!
Click on the contests and accelerator programs below to learn more.
|Village Capital||Washington, D.C.||Accelerator||We build a community of entrepreneurs solving a major problem in society. We run a series of intensive programs focused on helping a cohort of entrepreneurs build the team, secure the strategic partnerships, and raise the investment capital they need to scale their business. At the end of each program, we rely on the entrepreneurs themselves to determine the most investment-ready ideas in their cohort, and we invest in ventures picked by their peers.||https://vilcap.com/entrepreneurs-landing/|
|Dcode Accelerator||Washington, D.C.||Accelerator||Dcode is a stage-agnostic technology accelerator that helps emerging technologies break down barriers and go-to-market quickly in the federal government.||https://dcode.co/|