Incubators/Accelerators | Region 1
Name of Program
|MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition: Accelerate||Cambridge, Massachusetts||Accelerator||Accelerate is the second event of the MIT $100K. As its name suggests, Accelerate helps early-stage teams build out their ideas with the support of industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs.||https://www.mit100k.org/accelerate/|
|3D Printing Startups Staying in CT After First Stanley Black & Decker Incubator||Hartford, Connecticut||Incubator||Several 3D printing startups have announced plans to maintain a presence in Hartford following their participation in the first Stanley Black & Decker incubator program, which ended with a pitch presentation Thursday night.
AstroPrint powered 3D Printers (photo courtesy: AstroPrint Twitter post)
Two of the startups now have Connecticut locations, while three more at least have ongoing projects with Stanley, the New Britain-based hand- and power-tool maker, they said at the incubator’s inaugural Demo Day at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center.
|Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut||Branford, Connecticut||Accelerator||Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut
Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut, ABCT, is a competitive entry, 6-month long program designed for entrepreneurial research students and faculty, MBA's and MD's interested to form new ventures in biosciences.
Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut encourages applications from IP based inventions. You do not need a company formed to apply to ABCT. ABCT features a mini-MBA curriculum, expert coaching, networking, mentorship, pitch preparation, access to professional colleagues as Venture Advisors from the program Corporate Supporters including Purdue, Pfizer, Kaneka, Boehringer Ingelheim, Microsoft, Shipman & Goodwin, Wiggin and Dana and AON and access to the NYC biosciences community including foundations and investors.
|Alpha Loft||Manchester, New Hampshire||Incubator||Alpha Loft, an initiative of the New Hampshire Tech Alliance, accelerates startup and early-stage companies in NH, creating an entrepreneurial culture of growing companies. We provide high value programming, events, advice, and mentoring.||http://alphaloft.org/|
|BTV Ignite||Burlington, Vermont||Accelerator||BTV Ignite is a non-profit organization sponsored by the leading government, business, and academic stakeholders of Burlington. Founded in 2014, BTV Ignite was created to help take advantage of Burlington's city-wide fiber optic gigabit network infrastructure and unlock the potential of this world-class digital resource to drive sustainable economic and community development.||https://www.btvignite.com/what-we-do|
|Business and Industry Association||Concord, New Hampshire||Accelerator||Workforce Accelerator 2025 is a two-part workforce development initiative launched by the Business and Industry Association and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, with additional financial support from Fidelity Investments. Created in response to the need for a sustainable solution for growing a skilled workforce in New Hampshire, the initiative includes||https://www.biaofnh.com/accelerator.html|
|Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development||New Brunswick, New Jersey||Accelerator||Newark Business Hub, a Rutger Business School CUEED program, is a networked accelerator dedicated to empowering media and arts entrepreneurs that are focused on growing their business faster, better and stronger.||https://www.business.rutgers.edu/cueed|
|Champlain College’s BYOBiz program||Burlington, Vermont||Incubator||As part of the BYOBiz program, we will help you decide if your idea is a good business idea—and a good idea for you. We have a network of entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, and technical experts who have been where you are and can give you perspective on how to build your business, market your product, and expand your dream.
The BYOBiz program will help you develop contacts, resources, and a network as you develop your business. You'll learn from aspiring entrepreneurs, successful entrepreneurs, and other experts about the strategic, financial, legal, technical, operational, and managerial matters you'll need to know.
|Cofound Harlem||New York, New York||Incubator||Cofound Harlem is a non-profit incubator on a mission to incubate over 100 companies north of 96th street. The ambitious economic development project has garnered support from top caliber advisors and organizations since it’s inception.||http://buildwithpassion.com/cofoundharlem/|
|Cogo Labs||Cambridge, Massachusetts||Incubator||Cogo Labs was originally founded in 2005 as Adverplex and has incubated some of the Boston area’s fastest-growing web companies. They “combine entrepreneurial business leadership with a unique platform of proprietary technologies for algorithmic marketing, data mining, and quantitative business analytics.” Located at One Kendall Square, Suite B2102, in Cambridge, MA.||https://www.cogolabs.com/|
|Collab||New Haven, Connecticut||Accelerator||The Collab Accelerator is a 10-week program for entrepreneurs and leaders who want to create positive change in their communities by building unique organizations and businesses.
The program is open to for-profits, nonprofits, and hybrid models. Collab is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community, and encourages applications from people-of-color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ communities.
|Connecticut Business Incubator Network||East Hartford, Connecticut||Incubator||Technology Companies that are admitted into a Connecticut Incubator Facility may be eligible for a grant up to $30,000. The State of Connecticut in conjunction with the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has sponsored a Small Business Incubator Grant Program (SBIP), administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The purpose of the program is to provide grant money to help defray the financial burden of maintaining and growing a start-up technology based business. For further information on this program, please click on the link above or contact the programs administrator, Paul Striebel, at (860)282.4231 or by e-mail at email@example.com||http://www.ctihub.com/show/connecticut-business-incubator-network-2|
|DreamIt Ventures||New York, New York||Accelerator||DreamIt Ventures offers the 6 C’s to startups: capital, coaching, connections, curriculum, community and challenge. DreamIt offers one-on-one mentorship with a leading entrepreneur and a weekly speaker series. According to the website, DreamIt is “interested in any idea that can be developed into a product in three months.” The program culminates with a demo day, where companies present to investors at an invitation-only event.
Amount invested in each company: $25,000 in seed funding ($5,000 plus an additional $5,000 for each founding team member, up to 4)
Number of companies per class: 25
Equity: 6 percent
|Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator||New York, New York||Accelerator||Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator is a four-month program which, according to the website, “combines hands-on help, seed capital, a great coworking location and an expert leadership team to quickly get your company to the next level.” ERA allows companies to get exposure to investors, collaborate with each other and have fun during downtime with events such as poker nights and karaoke competitions. Most companies ERA chooses are software-related. Companies have an opportunity to present to investors at the end of the program during Demo Day. ER Accelerator offers both Winter and Summer Programs.
Amount invested in each company: $100,000
Number of companies per class: 10
Equity: 8 percent
|Entrepreneurship for All||Lowell, Massachusetts||Accelerator||Formerly called the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, 'E for All' is an accelerator that helps early-stage entrepreneurs launch their for-profit and non-profit ventures through mentors, workshops, and cash prizes. Since 2010, they've launched over 45 ventures and worked with over 1,000 student and adult entrepreneurs, while building a mentor community of 120+ successful entrepreneurs and professionals. The Accelerator program is offered twice a year between June – August & December – February. There are no fees or equity taken. Located at Wannalancit Mills. 175 Cabot Street, Suite 100. Lowell, MA||https://eforall.org/|
|FinTech Innovation Lab||New York, New York||Accelerator||FinTech Innovation Lab is a three-month program dedicated to helping financial services products. Companies have the opportunity to beta test their products throughout the program. Also included are a leadership program, panel discussions and mentoring sessions. At the end of the program, companies present the products to investors, financial services firms’ senior executives and the press at a Demo Day.
Amount invested in each company: $25,000 in the form of a convertible note which is optional and independent of the common stock warrants
Number of companies per class: 6
Equity: <1 percent in the form of common stock warrants
|Founder’s Institute||New York, New York||Incubator||The Founder Institute is a global network of startups and mentors that helps entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through the four month idea-stage incubator program, you can launch your dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs, while not being required to quit your day job. Their unique Bonus Pool also shares equity upside with all participants, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great startups can flourish.||https://fi.co/|
|Greentown Labs||Somerville, Massachusetts||Incubator||Greentown Labs plays a role in helping support local clean technology ventures by providing the facilities, services, and resources early stage entrepreneurs find crucial in order to develop. Located at 28 Dane Street, in Somerville, MA.||https://www.greentownlabs.com/|
|Hamden Economic Development Corporation||Hamden, Connecticut||Incubator||The Hamden Business Incubator is designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through many shared business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. Successful completion of a business incubation program increases the likelihood that a start-up or newer small businesses will stay in business for the long term: Historically, well over 75% of incubator graduates stay in business.||http://www.hamdeneconomicdevelopment.org/Projects_Programs/Projects-Underway-1/|
|Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship||Keene, New Hampshire||Incubator||Our incubator, designed after nationally-proven models, accelerates the growth and viability of beginning companies by providing affordable access to professional programs and resources.||https://www.hannahgrimes.com/|
|Hartford InsurTech Hub||Hartford, Connecticut||Accelerator||1 accelerator per year, with 10 startups in each cycle
Startups with a working prototype and initial customer validation, a compelling insurance use case are invited to apply.
Startups will receive an cash grant of $25k; and 4 months of free office space for your team.
3-month intensive program based in Hartford and an additional two months to work on projects with insurers
Access to the Startupbootcamp global mentors and investors network with deep field experience and expertise
Exposure to 100+ investors, mentors and influencers during the acceleration program, and again on Demo Day, from across the US and our international networks.
|idea – Northeastern's Venture Accelerator||Boston, Massachusetts||Accelerator||idea is Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator. Begun in January 2009 as a request by Northeastern students who were seeking a place to “support entrepreneurial endeavors” on campus. Student and alumnae entrepreneurs are assisted by a team of established mentors, service providers, and advisors.||https://www.northeastern.edu/idea/|
|IdeaGist||Hartford, Connecticut||Incubator||IdeaGist is the world’s largest virtual incubator for people with ideas. It is in use by 52,000+ users from 400+ communities worldwide. If you have an idea that can make a difference, solve a problem, start a commercially viable business, or help people improve their lives and the lives of others, IdeaGist can help. It doesn't matter if your idea provides social benefits or commercial gains, you can use our incubator to launch it.||https://ideagist.com/|
|Kayon Accelerator||Amherst, Massachusetts||Accelerator||Kayon Accelerator combines seed capital, hands-on help and a great co-working location with an expert team to positively impact the trajectory of early-stage startups. The Accelerator runs two, four-month programs per year. Kayon’s management team and investors have influential professional networks and resources from New York City and Boston with complementary resources that are in the Pioneer Valley and Western Massachusetts. Kayon is tapped into deep and strong mentor networks that include expert investors, technologists, product specialists, marketers, customer acquisition strategists, sales execs, and more, across all major industries. Accelerator companies are also given access to the right investors, sales prospects and partners. Kayon is located at 11 Amity Street, Amherst, MA.||https://www.kayonaccelerator.com/#accelerate|
|Lean Launch Ventures||Rocky Hill, Connecticut||Accelerator||Lean Launch Ventures was set up to run
accelerator programs and to provide seed funding for startups that successfully survived the rigors of our unique implementation of the Lean LaunchPadTM methodology
The first and only class for a full stipend-based Startup LaunchPadTM Accelerator program kicked-off in March 2013 after running a pilot program for 10 teams in the fall of 2012
The program was a 12 week hands-on, exploration and refinement of the startup concepts of participating teams
The goal was for teams to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) ready for release on or shortly after course completion
6 teams participated in the program but only 5 graduated and received stipends
Connecticut Innovations was the lead investor underwriting the $33K stipends for each team in the spring 2013 graduating class
|Lever||North Adams, Massachusetts||Incubator||Lever is a startup incubator focused on regional economic development. We help launch and grow enterprises that leverage local assets, including the talents of young people from our region’s colleges. Lever provides startups with low-cost space, mentoring, access to its network of experts, and, in some cases, equity financing. Lever operates in North Adams, Massachusetts and supports entrepreneurs in Berkshire and adjacent counties.||https://leverinc.org/|
|Maine Center for Entrepreneurial||Portland, Maine||Accelerator/Incubator||Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development is part of a state-wide incubator, runs the Top Gun entrepreneurship accelerator, and is part of the Portland Innovation Hub funded by Blackstone Accelerates Growth.||https://www.mced.biz/|
|MarketShare Accel||Portland, Maine||Accelerator||MarketShare Accel is a annual membership program. Companies are accepted on a rolling basis.
Applicants should be a Maine food or beverage company that has the desire and ability to sell products out of state.
|MassChallenge||Boston, Maine||Accelerator||MassChallenge is the largest start-up accelerator which links entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and thrive quickly and efficiently. Also features MassChallenge Health Tech, the MeHI-sponsored digital health accelerator. MassChallenge is located at 21 Drydock Avenue, 610E, Boston, MA 02210.||https://masschallenge.org/|
|MassChallenge Rhode Island||Providence, Rhode Island||Incubator||Unique programming tailored to support early-stage startups in Rhode Island
Up to $100,000 in cash prizes
Opportunity to connect regionally via the MassChallenge Boston ecosystem
Four months of free office space in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island
Introductions to top corporate mentors and partners
|Ministry Incubators||Princeton, New Jersey||Incubator||We’re an incubator program and consulting group for early-stage impact entrepreneurs. We invest our time and experience in individuals, organizations, and faith communities who want to turn hare-brained ministry ideas into sustainable impact enterprises with a theological mission.||https://ministryincubators.com/what-do-we-do/|
|MIT delta v||Cambridge, Massachusetts||Accelerator||From June to early September, teams have dedicated space in the co-working environment of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship on the MIT campus, or the NYC Startup Studio in Manhattan. They will work on their ventures full-time for the whole summer.
Teams will define and refine their target market, conduct primary market research and build knowledge about their customers and users. They will run experiments to validate or invalidate their key hypotheses with potential customers. They will be building and nurturing their founding team. They will make progress on the mechanics of starting their venture.
|Monarq Incubator||New York, New York||Incubator||Participate from anywhere with virtual access to programming
All sessions run by expert investors, reporters and corporate partners
Introductions to investors for 1on1 mentoring sessions
PR, Growth Hacking, Legal 1on1 office hours
Monthly workshops on hot legal topics
Special press and pitching opportunities
Investor mentor AMAs
|New Jersey Innovation Institute||Newark, New Jersey||Accelerator||The Sustainable Business SDG Accelerator brings together Impact Investing and Corporate Innovation in Sustainability to nurture breakthrough ideas into funded business plans for economic growth in the region and globally. Our mission is to support the UN SDGs by fostering business innovation through public/private partnership to help achieve the SDG goals by 2030 while also supporting small and medium businesses and female entrepreneurs where possible. Our initial focus will be these UN SDGs: Good Health & Well Being (SDG 3), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG 6), Decent Work & Economic Growth (SDG 8), Industry Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) and Sustainable Cities & Communities (SDG 11).||https://njii.com/sdgaccelerate/|
|NYU-Poly||New York, New York||Incubator||NYU-Poly started BEST, its first business incubator, at its downtown Brooklyn campus in 2004. In 2009 they partnered with New York City to open a second incubator, Varick Street, in Manhattan as as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s Five Borough Economic Opportunity Plan. In 2009 they also began NYC ACRE, the incubator focused on supporting the efforts of clean-technology-oriented companies.||https://engineering.nyu.edu/|
|Runway Startup Postdoc at Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute||New York, New York||Accelerator||Runway Startup Postdoc Program is a 12-36 months tech incubator for post PhDs who want to commercialize their academic research. Located in CornellTech, it provides promising entrepreneurs with education, academic and business mentoring, funding, space, unique IP model, access to Cornell Tech network of investors and graduate students and many more benefits and perks.
Amount invested in each company: $175,000 in the first year
Number of companies per class: Up to 6
Equity: convertible notes, capped to less than 6%
|Southbridge Tech Incubator||Southbridge, Massachusetts||Incubator||The STI is a privately held collaborative workspace for medical device and other tech startups. Its aim is to provide an environment where tenants can create, build, interact, and share ideas and resources. A wide variety of consultants and mentors are available to help tenants’ teams navigate the medical regulatory gauntlet, meet their fundable milestones, and achieve commercial success. Facilities include offices, labs, conference rooms, machine shop/maker space, production cleanroom, and extensive equipment for product development and pilot production. The STI is located at 114 Pleasant St, Southbridge, MA 01550.||https://southbridgetechincubator.com/|
|TechStars||Boston, Massachusetts||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/|
|TechStars||New York, New York||Accelerator||The No. 1 startup accelerator in the world, TechStars is a mentorship program located in seven cities, including NYC. The New York branch currently has 166 mentors, including Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of Foursquare, and David Karp, the founder of Tumblr. The program lasts for three months and generally funds technology-oriented companies and companies with a national or worldwide reach. The program culminates with a demo day, which gives the companies a chance to present to venture capitalists and angel investors.
Amount invested in each company: $18,000 in seed funding
Number of companies per class: 10 per location
Equity: 6 percent
|The CTech IncUBator||Hartford, Connecticut||Incubator||The CTech IncUBator is a partnership between Connecticut Innovations, the State of Connecticut’s quasi-public authority for technology investing and innovation development, and the University of Bridgeport (UB). Located at UB’s main campus in Bridgeport, CT, the CTech IncUBator is Fairfield County’s first and only university-based incubator for high-tech start-ups. The incubator’s purpose is to assist in commercializing new technologies, create jobs and foster regional economic development.||https://www.bridgeport.edu/research/entrepreneurship/incubator|
|The Top Gun||Portland, Maine||Accelerator||Of the 200+ companies that have been through Top Gun since 2009, 40% were already generating revenue, at an annual rate of up to $1 million. Most of the rest were in product and business model development, with a handful still in research or in the product and business model-definition stage.||https://www.mced.biz/top-gun|
|UConn TECHNOLOGY INCUBATION PROGRAM||Farmington, Connecticut||Incubator||what we do
By coupling UConn's world-class research resources, facilities, and business support services to a network of experienced investors and entrepreneurs, we help launch startups ready to transform their respective markets.
|Wachusett Business Incubator||Gardner, Massachusetts||Incubator||For almost three years, a group of motivated business people has been meeting to work on the creation of a business incubator in North Central Massachusetts. The Greater Gardner Business Incubator Network, Inc. (GGBIN), a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in late 2014 as a result of those meetings.
Our goal is to foster economic growth in the North Central Massachusetts area by providing targeted assistance in a cooperative environment to innovative entrepreneurs. We will guide them to cultivate their business skills, and provide the assistance necessary to take their startup companies along the path to commercial maturity. Wachusett Business Incubator is located in newly renovated space at the New England Woodenware campus in Gardner, Massachusetts.
|Worcester CleanTech Incubator||Worcester, Massachusetts||Incubator||The Worcester CleanTech Incubator brings together physical and network resources to enhance investment outcomes and drive member company growth. WCTI’s 11,000 square-foot facility hosts a collaborative workspace from co-working to private offices, conference rooms, event space, and a prototyping lab. Through their extended network of industry connections we work with members to build meaningful relationships. From mentors and channel partners to business service providers, WCTI helps bring to bear the region’s wealth of resources to decrease time to market and drive revenue generation. WCTI is located in the Printers Building, 44 Portland Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA.||https://www.wcti.org/|
|Zero to Founder||Cambridge, Massachusetts||Accelerator||Zero to Founder has one mission: motivate, educate, and activate young entrepreneurs to start a business without any external capital or technology investment. We want to show you, step-by-step, how to design a product, build an audience, and start making money. Throughout the weekend, you’ll meet potential partners, have one-on-one access to experts, participate in hands-on workshops, compete in various contests, and leave with a business.||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zero-to-founder-youth-entrepreneur-conference-tickets-55448901156?aff=ebdssbdestsearch|