Monday, April 27, 2015

Lesson #204: Startup Accelerators by Industry

Posted By: George Deeb - 4/27/2015

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It has been interesting to watch the original "generalist" startup incubators and accelerator programs evolve into ones focused on various niche industry verticals.  Which to me, makes a ton more sense. Here is a list of some of the industry focused startup accelerators and incubators that I have learned about.

BIO TECH

University Technology Park (Chicago)

CLEAN TECH

Green Lite Labs (Boulder)

CONNECTED DEVICES/ INTERNET OF THINGS

R/GA Accelerator (New York) -  Part of Techstars (corporate backed by R/GA)

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Incubation Station (Austin)

EDUCATION

Catalyst (Virtual) - Corporate backed by Pearson
DVX Labs (Chicago)-- Corporate backed by DeVry
Kaplan Ed Tech Accelerator (New York) - Part of Techstars (corporate backed by Kaplan)
Imagine K12 (Palo Alto)
Start 1 (New York)

ENERGY

Enviromental Cluster (San Jose)
Green Start (San Francisco)
NYC ACRE (New York)
Surge Accelerator (Houston)

ENTERPRISE/ BIG DATA

Accelerprise (Washington DC)
Citrix Startup Accelerator (Santa Clara) - Corporate backed by Citrix
Hive Data (Palo Alto)
Microsoft Accelerator (Seattle)
Tech Wildcatters (Dallas)
Techstars Cloud (San Antonio)

FINANCE

Barclays Accelerator (New York) - Part of Techstars (corporate backed by Barclays)
FinTech Innovation Lab (New York)
Innotribe (New York)

FOOD/ AGRICULTURE

Accel Foods (New York)
Canvas (Baltimore, Phoenix & Irvine) - Corporate backed by Marriott
Chobani Food Incubator (New York) - Corporate backed by Chobani
Coca-Cola Founders (San Francisco) - Corporate backed by Coca-Cola
Craft Catalyst (Atlanta)
Farm 2050 (Palo Alto)
Food Centricity (Los Angeles)
Food Hatch (Naples)
Food Innovation (New Jersey) - Affiliated with Rutgers University
Food-X (New York)
Forge Food (Portland)
Fund The Food (Toronto)
Good Food (Chicago)
NOFFN (New Orleans)
Royse Law Incubator (Palo Alto)
Terra (San Francisco) - Corporate backed by Nestle and others
The Yield Lab (St. Louis)
World Food Center (Sacramento) - Affiliated with U-C Davis (corporate backed by Mars)

GOVERNMENT

Code for America (San Francisco)

HARDWARE

Alpha Lab (Pittsburgh)
Bolt (Boston)
Catalyze (Chicago)
Haxlr8r (San Francisco)
Highway 1 (San Francisco)
Lennos Labs (San Francisco)

HEALTHCARE

Blueprint Health (New York)
Boom Town Health Tech Accelerator (Boulder)
Dream It Ventures (Philadelphia)
Health Wildcatters (Dallas)
Healthbox (Chicago & Boston) - Corporate backed by Blue Cross Blue Shield
Matter (Chicago)
Rock Health (San Francisco)
Techstars Healthcare (Los Angeles) - Corporate backed by Cedars-Sinai
The Iron Yard (Asheville)
Startup Health (New York)

MANUFACTURING/INTERNET OF THINGS

Chicago Connectory (Chicago)
Techstars IoT (New York)

MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT/NEWS

Disney Accelerator (Los Angeles) - Part of Techstars (corporate backed by Disney)
Matter (San Francisco)
Media Camp (San Francisco/Los Angeles) - Corporate backed by Turner/Warner Bros.
News Challenge (Miami)
Virgin Media Accelerator (London) -- Powered by Techstars (corporate backed by Virgin)

MOBILITY/AUTOMOTIVE

Samsung Accelerator (Palo Alto & New York) - Corporate backed by Samsung
Sprint Accelerator (Kansas City, MO) - Focused on mobile health (corporate backed by Sprint)
Techstars Mobility (Detroit) - Corporate backed by Ford, Magna & Verizon
Volkswagen ERL Tech Accelerator (San Jose) - Corporate backed by Volkswagen

REAL ESTATE

NAR Reach (Chicago) - Corporate backed by National Association of Realtors

RETAIL

Plug and Play Retail (San Jose) - Affiliated with Clorox, Hershey, Hilton, Home Depot, J&J, Kohls, P&G, Panasonic, Pizza Hut, Sears, and Simon Malls.
Store No. 8 (Silicon Valley) -  Corporate backed by Walmart
Techstars Retail (Minneapolis) - Corporate backed by Target.

ROBOTICS

Qualcomm Accelerator (San Diego) - Corporate backed by Qualcomm

SOCIAL GOOD

Endeavor (Miami)
Fledge (Seattle)
Impact Engine (Chicago)
Unreasonable Institute (Boulder)

SPORTS

Nike+ Fuel Lab (Portland) - Part of Techstars (corporate backed by Nike)

TRAVEL

Travel Startups (Orlando)

I am sure there may be many others that I missed.  So, let me know if I have missed any important ones in the comments section below.

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1 comments:

Marc Grens said...

You forgot about ElmSpring Chicago which is technically the only Real Estate accelerator in your own backyard. NAR Reach is only business development and actually charges companies.

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