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Class of 2017





Hera Labs

San Diego







FirstWaVE Accelerator












Bioscience & Technology Business Center




EparaTodos: Negocios Exitosos




Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development




First Flight Venture Center




Native Entrepreneur In Residence





New York



Veterans Future Lab








I-Corps Puerto Rico Accelerator

San Juan



Local Works




Fannin Innovation Studio




Circular Board




The JunipHER Project




Peninsula Technology Incubator




WIN Life Sciences Start Up Accelerator Program





Class of 2016

Organization City State Video
Launch Alaska Anchorage AK Video
Local First Delta Spark Little Rock AR Video
BioAccel (Southwest Commercialization Center) Phoenix AZ Video
Native American Business Incubator Network Flagstaff AZ Video
Startup Tucson Tucson AZ Video
SEED SPOT Phoenix AZ Video
NewSchools Ignite/WestEd Research Partnership Redwood City CA Video
mystartupXX at University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) La Jolla CA Video
MedTech Innovator Los Angeles CA Video
CONNECT San Diego CA Video
FAST (Fellows All Star Team) South San Francisco CA Video
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Los Angeles CA Video
La Cocina's Business Incubator Program San Francisco  CA Video
Urban Workshop Costa mesa CA Video
Hera Labs San Diego CA Video
The Rosie Network's Military Entrepreneur Center San Diego CA Video
Innosphere Fort Collins CO Video
SCAPE Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs Durango CO Video
Mergelane Boulder CO Video
The Refinery Westport CT Video
Village Capital Washington  DC Video
Tampa Bay WaVE, Inc. Tampa FL Video
BIG Accelerator (formerly FOCUS) Atlanta GA Video
NeuroLaunch Atlanta GA Video
The Points of Light Civic Accelerator Atlanta GA Video
Maui Food Industry X-celerator Kahului HI Video
Ho'okahua Capacity-Building Acelerator Waimanalo HI Video
GVS Transmedia Accelerator Kona HI Video
XLR8UH Honolulu HI Video
PROPEL at the iBIO Institute Chicago IL Video
WiSTEM (1871's Women's Program) Chicago IL Video
Good Food Business Accelerator Incubator Without Walls Chicago IL Video
Windy City Harvest Glencoe IL Video
Bunker Labs Chicago IL Video
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Fort Wayne IN Video
Bioscience & Technology Business Center Lawrence KS Video
Fab Lab ICC Independence KS Video
XLerateHealth Louisville KY Video
Chef Space Louisville KY Video
New Orleans BioInnovation Center New Orleans LA Video
Propeller New Orleans LA Video
Cohab Shreveport LA Video
North Shore InnoVentures, Inc. Beverly MA Video
Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives Worcester MA Video
EforAll Lowell MA Video
FastForward Baltimore MD Video
Lansing PROTO Lansing MI Video
NEON Business Incubator Minneapolis MN Video
BioSTL Fundamentals St. Louis MO Video
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs St. Louis MO Video
406 Labs Bozeman MT Video
Cherokee Center for Cultural Art and Technology Cherokee NC Video
First Flight Venture Center Durham NC Video
Autonomous Alley Grand Forks ND Video
Year of the Startup Omaha NE Video
New England Pediatric Device Consortium Lebanon NH Video
ABQid Albuquerque NM Video
Native Entrepreneur In Residence Albuquerque NM Video
IGNITE Community Accelerator Albuquerque NM Video
Creative Startups Santa Fe NM Video
The Mill Las Vegas NV  
Harlem Biospace New York NY Video
Upstate Accelerator Buffalo NY Video
Veteran Incubator Brooklyn NY Video
Coalition for Queens Long Island City NY Video
Mortar Cincinnati OH Video
University of Toledo Launchpad Incubator Toledo OH Video
Authentically Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Portland OR Video
Phase 1 Ventures at the University City Science Center Philadelphia PA Video
Ben Franklin Techcelerator Harrisburg PA Video
AlphaLab Pittsburgh PA Video
Local Works Charleston SC Video
LaunchTN Network Nashville TN Video
Launch - Chattanooga Chattanooga TN Video
Fannin Innovation Studio Houston TX Video
Texas Health Catalyst Austin TX Video
Circular Board Houston TX Video
BoomStartup Online Salt Lake City UT Video
Prince William Science Accelerator Manassas VA Video
AccelerateHER™ Inc. Williamsburg VA Video
Jefferson Education Accelerator  Arlington  VA  Video
The Wedge Tacoma WA Video
WIN for Life Sciences Entrepreneur Mentoring Program Seattle WA Video
Manufacturing Diversity Institute Milwaukee WI Video
New Biz Launchpad Wardensville WV Video


Class of 2015

Organization City State Video
Launch : Alaska Anchorage AK https://vimeo.com/133196273
Alaska Small Business Incubator, LLC Homer AK https://vimeo.com/132994270
Velocity Birmingham AL https://vimeo.com/133197464
Startup Junkie Consulting Fayetteville AR https://vimeo.com/133102776
CPLC Pickle House Phoenix AZ https://vimeo.com/132990783
SEED SPOT Phoenix AZ https://vimeo.com/133013206
(pass: sba2015)
mystartupXX, University of California San Diego La Jolla CA https://vimeo.com/133186262
LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator) Los Angeles CA https://vimeo.com/133169667
Impact Hub Oakland Oakland CA https://vimeo.com/133200938
Hera Labs San Diego CA https://vimeo.com/133203055
Manos Accelerator san jose CA https://vimeo.com/133182210
(pass: Coolhouse)
San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition Alamosa CO https://vimeo.com/133152241
MergeLane Boulder CO video not available
Unreasonable Institute Boulder CO https://vimeo.com/133197285
The Warehouse Business Accelerator Loveland CO https://vimeo.com/132982622
LaunchPad for Impact Hartford CT https://vimeo.com/133502585
Halcyon Incubator Washington DC https://vimeo.com/133043872
Launch Pad Washington DC https://vimeo.com/133144614
Mess Hall Washington DC https://vimeo.com/133165935
Pioneer Business Incubator Fort Pierce FL https://vimeo.com/133085003
(pass: RedSky2015)
VentureScaleUp Orlando FL https://vimeo.com/133188025
FirstWaVE Accelerator Tampa FL https://vimeo.com/132969837
FOCUS Inculator Atlanta GA https://vimeo.com/113966729
(pass: GTA2015!)
Makervillage Rome GA https://vimeo.com/133198440
XLR8UH Honolulu HI video not available
Maui Food Innovation Center - Maui Accelerator Program Kahului HI video not available
GVS Transmedia Accelerator Kailua-Kona HI https://vimeo.com/133101745
Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc. Cedar Rapids IA https://vimeo.com/133155031
Iowa Startup Accelerator Cedar Rapids IA https://vimeo.com/133116748
I-Start (EnterpriseWorks at the UIUC Research Park) Champaign IL https://vimeo.com/133167847
Fulton-Carroll Center Chicago IL https://vimeo.com/133160828
(pass: growth)
Impact Engine Chicago IL https://vimeo.com/133082552
(pass: TheN3xtB3stPl@ce)
SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest Park Forest IL https://vimeo.com/133167709
Flagship Accelerator Program Anderson IN video Not Available
LVL1 Inc. Louisville KY https://vimeo.com/133199170
XLerateHealth Louisville KY https://vimeo.com/132980348
Idea Village New Orleans LA https://vimeo.com/133084326
PowerMoves.NOLA New Orleans LA https://vimeo.com...
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation New Orleans LA https://vimeo.com/133182833
Fraunhofer TechBridge Boston MA https://vimeo.com/133054061
InciteHealth Boston MA https://vimeo.com/132931028
Greentown Labs Somerville MA https://vimeo.com/133155448
Relevant Health Rockville MD https://vimeo.com/133159992
E2Tech - Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine Portland ME https://vimeo.com/133176320
Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) Portland ME https://vimeo.com/132986514
Inge's Place Battle Creek MI https://vimeo.com/133154470
NextEnergy Detroit MI https://vimeo.com/133064716
Prosper Startup Accelerator St. Louis MO https://vimeo.com/133079679
406 Labs Bozeman MT https://vimeo.com/133155287
RevTech Labs & QC FinTech Charlotte NC https://vimeo.com/133141101
First Flight Venture Center Research Triangle Park NC https://vimeo.com/133182407
Year of the Startup Omaha NE https://vimeo.com/133160787
Hannah Grimes Center Keene NH https://vimeo.com/133110410
Great Turning Advisors Social Business Accelerator Ironia NJ https://vimeo.com/132993481
Creative Startups Accelerator Albuquerque NM https://vimeo.com/133194957
Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program Albuquerque NM https://vimeo.com/132935017
Manufacture New York Brooklyn NY https://vimeo.com/133201128
Passenger to Pilot: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Ithaca NY https://vimeo.com/133096626
Coalition for Queens (C4Q) Long Island City NY https://vimeo.com/133345114
KiiLN – Keystone for Incubating Innovation in Life Sciences Network New York NY https://vimeo.com/133200423
(pass: kiilnsba)
Minority Venture Partners (MVP) Accelerator New York NY https://vimeo.com/133156091
First Batch Cincinnati OH https://vimeo.com/133204068
VictoryStart Cleveland OH video not available
Sustainable Valley Technology Group Medford OR https://vimeo.com/132887732
ONABEN Portland OR https://vimeo.com/133055962
Oregon BEST StartSpace Portland OR  https://vimeo.com/133196138
University City Science Center Digital Health Accelerator Philadelphia PA https://vimeo.com/133182807
IDEA Food Accelerator Reading PA https://vimeo.com/132948499
Codetrotters Academy / Accelerator San Juan PR https://vimeo.com/133154527
(pass: Lifepath)
EnterPRize Accelerator San Juan PR https://vimeo.com/133095021
Social Enterprise Greenhouse Accelerator Providence RI  https://vimeo.com/133146936
Local Works Charleston SC https://vimeo.com/133155257
Greenville Chamber Minority Business Accelerator Program Greenville SC https://vimeo.com/133176034
Fresh Future Farm Inc. North Charleston SC https://vimeo.com/133184236
(pass: nmbc)
CO.LAB (The Company Lab) Chattanooga TN https://vimeo.com/133192730
Start Co. Integration Accelerator Memphis TN https://vimeo.com/133065688
ZeroTo510 Memphis TN https://vimeo.com/132976620
EMERGE powered by Tech Wildcatters Dallas TX https://vimeo.com/133165507
RedSky El Paso TX video not available
Live Work Unit Accelerator San Antonio TX https://vimeo.com/133111552
Sustainable Startups Salt Lake City UT https://vimeo.com/133161170
Eastern Foundry Arlington VA https://vimeo.com/133152888
Peninsula Technology Incubator Hampton VA https://vimeo.com/133148962
Lighthouse Richmond VA https://vimeo.com/133141414
Equita vienna VA https://vimeo.com/133160695
Ignite Northwest Spokane WA https://vimeo.com/133089500
WERCBench Labs Milwaukee WI https://vimeo.com...
West Virginia Hive Beckley WV https://vimeo.com/133176714

Class of 2014

Organization City State Video
Rocket City Launch Madison AL video not available
Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative Scottsdale AZ http://youtu.be/OzFWus_UA18
Arizona Center for Innovation Tucson AZ video not available
mystartupXX La Jolla CA video not available
Telluride Venture Accelerator Telluride CO video not available
The Refinery Westport CT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pt2CPiauGA
EatsPlace Washington DC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7F0bZecIyY
Sunshine Labs Longwood FL https://vimeo.com/103919153
Venture Hive Miami FL video not available
Starter Studio Orlando FL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJO5fg9Va-I
GVS Transmedia Accelerator Kailua-Kona HI https://vimeo.com/103887126
Iowa Startup Accelerator Cedar Rapids IA https://vimeo.com/103910454
James E Hogge Technology and Entrepreneurial Center (TECenter) Nampa ID http://youtu.be/5oSF7vWsEgI
Park Forest Maker Space East Hazel Crest IL http://youtu.be/Cv4LkhUh1XQ
Good Food Business Accelerator Oak Park IL http://youtu.be/ZrikssgwOdQ
Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) Lawrence KS https://vimeo.com/103896291
712 Innovations Topeka KS https://vimeo.com/103912708
UpTech, Inc. Covington KY http://youtu.be/6d2a75B5O6w
XLerateHealth Louisville KY http://youtu.be/beAeK1w88fs
Smarter in the City Boston MA video not available
Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology (ACT) Columbia MD https://vimeo.com/103916314
Coolhouse Labs Harbor Springs MI video not available
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Saint Louis MO https://vimeo.com/103920792
City Startup Labs Charlotte NC http://youtu.be/1eumsNkpZ80
RevTech Labs Charlotte NC https://vimeo.com/103852929
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Wilmington NC https://vimeo.com/103926792
Rutgers Food Innovation Center - Rutgers Food Accelerator Bridgeton NJ https://vimeo.com/103920219
Center for Unique Business Enterprises (C4CUBE) Reno NV https://vimeo.com/103924864
Manufacture New York Brooklyn NY https://vimeo.com/59569044
Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator Ithaca NY video not available
The Brandery Cincinnati OH video not available
Sustainable Valley Technology Accelerator Medford OR https://vimeo.com/103931504
Portland State University Business Accelerator Portland OR https://vimeo.com/103915021
Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Allentown PA video not available
AlphaLab Gear Pittsburgh PA video not available
Neo Lab: Fast Track to Inclusiveness Pittsburgh PA video not available
Jump Start Incubator Reading PA https://vimeo.com/103923037
Piloto 151 San Juan PR video not available
Dirt Works Incubator Farm Charleston SC https://vimeo.com/103840080
SDTBC Business Launch Boot Camp and Accelerator Sioux Falls SD http://youtu.be/lOPaIsg5Q8k
Cumberland Business Incubator Crossville TN https://vimeo.com/103921753
Start Co. Integration Accelerator Memphis TN https://vimeo.com/103866846
Jumpstart Foundry Nashville TN video not available
Break Fast & Launch San Antonio TX https://vimeo.com/103908432
DreamIt Ventures Austin TX https://vimeo.com/103841549
SURGE Accelerator Houston TX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKHsgzKNuXY
Sustainable Startups Salt Lake City UT https://vimeo.com/103926424
Peninsula Technology Incubator "E-64 Project" Hampton VA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ggmQ5PjgY
Launch Box Growth Accelerator Kenosha WI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr8VLn7eB5E
Vetransfer Milwaukee WI https://vimeo.com/103739767