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Simplifying Access to Seed Accelerators

Mark Marich

With new funding from the Kauffman Foundation, to the tune of $200,000, TechStars is building a unified application processing and tracking system that will make it easier for entrepreneurs to gain access to seed accelerators. While these programs typically offer only small amounts of money, they make up for it with invaluable advice and counsel from a network of entrepreneurs, investors and other experts.

Perhaps more importantly for the policy community, the system will also allow Kauffman and other researchers to track and analyze aggregate data relating to the demand for the programs as well as funding and business performance results for the companies that the accelerators fund over time.

The effort grew out of the White House's Startup America Partnership, a new initiative aimed at fostering innovative, high growth businesses in the U.S.

Currently, the TechStars Network includes charter members in dozens of cities, including:

  • AlphaLab, Pittsburgh, PA;
  • Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ;
  • Betaspring, Providence, RI;
  • Blueprint Health, New York, NY;
  • BoomStartup, Salt Lake City, UT;
  • The Brandery, Cincinnati, OH;
  • The Elevator, Tel Aviv, Israel;
  • Excelerate Labs, Chicago, IL;
  • Founders Co-op, Seattle, WA;
  • Incubate Miami, Miami, FL;
  • Joyful Frog Digital Incubator; Singapore;
  • Jumpstart Foundry, Nashville, TN;
  • Launchpad LA, Los Angeles, CA;
  • LaunchPad Ignition, New Orleans, LA;
  • Ryan Academy Propeller Seed Accelerator Program, Dublin, Ireland;
  • Springboard, Cambridge, UK;
  • Startupbootcamp, Copenhagen, Denmark and Madrid, Spain;
  • TechStars Boston, MA, New York, NY, Boulder, CO and Seattle, WA; and,
  • Tech Wildcatters, Dallas, TX.

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