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SBA Growth Accelerator Winners

SBA has created connective tissue among the over 200 winning entrepreneurial ecosystems now part of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition program.

Read about the 2019 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

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
Alaska Small Business Incubator, LLC Homer AK
Velocity Birmingham AL
Startup Junkie Consulting Fayetteville AR
CPLC Pickle House Phoenix AZ
(pass: sba2015)
mystartupXX, University of California San Diego La Jolla CA
LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator) Los Angeles CA
Impact Hub Oakland Oakland CA
Hera Labs San Diego CA
Manos Accelerator san jose CA
(pass: Coolhouse)
San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition Alamosa CO
MergeLane Boulder CO video not available
Unreasonable Institute Boulder CO
The Warehouse Business Accelerator Loveland CO
LaunchPad for Impact Hartford CT
Halcyon Incubator Washington DC
Launch Pad Washington DC
Mess Hall Washington DC
Pioneer Business Incubator Fort Pierce FL
(pass: RedSky2015)
VentureScaleUp Orlando FL
FirstWaVE Accelerator Tampa FL
FOCUS Inculator Atlanta GA
(pass: GTA2015!)
Makervillage Rome GA
XLR8UH Honolulu HI video not available
Maui Food Innovation Center - Maui Accelerator Program Kahului HI video not available
GVS Transmedia Accelerator Kailua-Kona HI
Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc. Cedar Rapids IA
Iowa Startup Accelerator Cedar Rapids IA
I-Start (EnterpriseWorks at the UIUC Research Park) Champaign IL
Fulton-Carroll Center Chicago IL
(pass: growth)
Impact Engine Chicago IL
(pass: TheN3xtB3stPl@ce)
SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest Park Forest IL
Flagship Accelerator Program Anderson IN video Not Available
LVL1 Inc. Louisville KY
XLerateHealth Louisville KY
Idea Village New Orleans LA
PowerMoves.NOLA New Orleans LA
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation New Orleans LA
Fraunhofer TechBridge Boston MA
InciteHealth Boston MA
Greentown Labs Somerville MA
Relevant Health Rockville MD
E2Tech - Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine Portland ME
Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) Portland ME
Inge's Place Battle Creek MI
NextEnergy Detroit MI
Prosper Startup Accelerator St. Louis MO
406 Labs Bozeman MT
RevTech Labs & QC FinTech Charlotte NC
First Flight Venture Center Research Triangle Park NC
Year of the Startup Omaha NE
Hannah Grimes Center Keene NH
Great Turning Advisors Social Business Accelerator Ironia NJ
Creative Startups Accelerator Albuquerque NM
Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program Albuquerque NM
Manufacture New York Brooklyn NY
Passenger to Pilot: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Ithaca NY
Coalition for Queens (C4Q) Long Island City NY
KiiLN – Keystone for Incubating Innovation in Life Sciences Network New York NY
(pass: kiilnsba)
Minority Venture Partners (MVP) Accelerator New York NY
First Batch Cincinnati OH
VictoryStart Cleveland OH video not available
Sustainable Valley Technology Group Medford OR
ONABEN Portland OR
Oregon BEST StartSpace Portland OR
University City Science Center Digital Health Accelerator Philadelphia PA
IDEA Food Accelerator Reading PA
Codetrotters Academy / Accelerator San Juan PR
(pass: Lifepath)
EnterPRize Accelerator San Juan PR
Social Enterprise Greenhouse Accelerator Providence RI
Local Works Charleston SC
Greenville Chamber Minority Business Accelerator Program Greenville SC
Fresh Future Farm Inc. North Charleston SC
(pass: nmbc)
CO.LAB (The Company Lab) Chattanooga TN
Start Co. Integration Accelerator Memphis TN
ZeroTo510 Memphis TN
EMERGE powered by Tech Wildcatters Dallas TX
RedSky El Paso TX video not available
Live Work Unit Accelerator San Antonio TX
Sustainable Startups Salt Lake City UT
Eastern Foundry Arlington VA
Peninsula Technology Incubator Hampton VA
Lighthouse Richmond VA
Equita vienna VA
Ignite Northwest Spokane WA
WERCBench Labs Milwaukee WI
West Virginia Hive Beckley WV

Class of 2014

Organization City State Video
Rocket City Launch Madison AL video not available
Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative Scottsdale AZ
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
EatsPlace Washington DC
Sunshine Labs Longwood FL
Venture Hive Miami FL video not available
Starter Studio Orlando FL
GVS Transmedia Accelerator Kailua-Kona HI
Iowa Startup Accelerator Cedar Rapids IA
James E Hogge Technology and Entrepreneurial Center (TECenter) Nampa ID
Park Forest Maker Space East Hazel Crest IL
Good Food Business Accelerator Oak Park IL
Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) Lawrence KS
712 Innovations Topeka KS
UpTech, Inc. Covington KY
XLerateHealth Louisville KY
Smarter in the City Boston MA video not available
Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology (ACT) Columbia MD
Coolhouse Labs Harbor Springs MI video not available
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Saint Louis MO
City Startup Labs Charlotte NC
RevTech Labs Charlotte NC
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Wilmington NC
Rutgers Food Innovation Center - Rutgers Food Accelerator Bridgeton NJ
Center for Unique Business Enterprises (C4CUBE) Reno NV
Manufacture New York Brooklyn NY
Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator Ithaca NY video not available
The Brandery Cincinnati OH video not available
Sustainable Valley Technology Accelerator Medford OR
Portland State University Business Accelerator Portland OR
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
Piloto 151 San Juan PR video not available
Dirt Works Incubator Farm Charleston SC
SDTBC Business Launch Boot Camp and Accelerator Sioux Falls SD
Cumberland Business Incubator Crossville TN
Start Co. Integration Accelerator Memphis TN
Jumpstart Foundry Nashville TN video not available
Break Fast & Launch San Antonio TX
DreamIt Ventures Austin TX
SURGE Accelerator Houston TX
Sustainable Startups Salt Lake City UT
Peninsula Technology Incubator "E-64 Project" Hampton VA
Launch Box Growth Accelerator Kenosha WI
Vetransfer Milwaukee WI