Former New Yorker Ben Wiener is launching one of the first micro-funds in Jerusalem, so new ideas can flourish in one of the world’s oldest cities.
The team at Microsoft Ventures have pretty a lofty goal: working to become the “best accelerator in Europe” in the near future.
A new Honolulu-based startup accelerator program, called Energy Exceletor, recently raised $30 million from the U.S. Navy.
Editor’s Pick This is billionaire Rackspace founder Graham Weston’s attempt to create a popup startup center in San Antonio.
And, truth be told, all over the world.
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StartUp Health’s academy program is long-term, highly structured, and is designed to help startups become sustainable businesses.
Guest Post Scrappy entrepreneurs are always looking for an edge in the application process. However, there are no shortcuts or hacks. The YC partners are too smart for that.
Building a company for first-time founders is like jumping into the deep end of the pool without really knowing how to swim. The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship helps aspiring entrepreneurs get their feet wet.
Stanford’s StartX program announced a $3.6 million grant to form the StartX Fund, which will support Stanford entrepreneurs as they develop ideas and bring products to market.
Editor’s Pick For some kids, the opportunity to go to Stanford University for a CompSci degree sounds like a death sentence. For real.
As in, a bullet in the brain.
The founder of YouWeb and head of the 9+ accelerator challenges game talent to go broader.
St Paul, Minneapolis-based AgePower.org recently launched a program to support entrepreneurs who are building technologies for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.
Tandem Capital is an elite accelerator program that invests larger amounts of money in a small number of early-stage mobile startups.
Watsi is the first charitable organization to raise a traditional seed round. The company provides small loans to people in need of medical help.
Editor’s Pick “We hope our startups go as viral as Sharknado did,” said 500 Startups founder McClure. “Building a startup is as insane as chainsawing your way out of a great white shark’s stomach every now and then.”
Located on the storied University Avenue in Palo Alto, the incubator will be part of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, which will also include a New York incubator come September.
“I do think that we have stepped it up significantly,” FounderFuel general manager Ian Jeffery told me yesterday. “In this cohort are some of the most mature companies we’ve ever had. All nine are fantastic, but some have real revenues already, over a million downloads, and upwards of 30,000 active users.”
Sherpa is the project of two Silicon Valley heavyweights — Menlo Ventures parter Shervin Pishevar and Goldman Sachs managing director Scott Stanford. The duo is taking a new approach to building and supporting startups.
Microsoft Ventures will include a community-evangelism program, accelerator program, and seed fund that support startups around the world as they grow their customer base and products.
Editor’s Pick Welcome to the new breed of incubators: startup accelerators that give startups everything they need in one central location. It’s literally a startup ecosystem in a box.
Highlights and insights from a day spent at the “U.N. of startups” demo day.
Plug and Play’s accelerator program attracts startups from around the world looking to make their mark in the U.S. Today at the Summer Expo event, 25 of them are presenting their products.
The online venture capital firm has raised a $1.1 million fund as part of its new “Accelerate Series” that will support startups from Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 batch.
The accelerator will allocate $1 million of investment annually and caters to early-stage companies.
Digital health accelerator Rock Health has selected its fifth class of startups. Given the burgeoning interest in the space, the team says this was its most competitive application process yet.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
Today, a multi-city angel network and incubator dedicated solely to Bitcoin startups announced that it has raised nearly $6.7 million in about a week to fund Bitcoin startups.
Y Combinator welcomed five new partners to its elite cabal today and said goodbye to one.
Mobile Monday, an international organization that supports the mobile community, Momentum debuted its program today that offers a free twelve week program to support promising mobile startups.
Points of Light has selected the second class of startups for its civic accelerator program. The program is entirely focused on ‘civic ventures’ and entrepreneurs working to strengthen communities.
Three best-in-class startups from Microsoft’s Israel accelerator program are traveling around the U.S. seeking investment and business connections.
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
Enstitute’s fellows are placed in two-year apprenticeship programs, an alternative to college. They pickup the technical skills that are coveted by employers.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
Zynga cofounder Mark Pincus just announced plans to launch an accelerator for startups developing educational games.
The largest accelerator in Canada, the biggest seed investor in Europe, and one of the top seed funds in Australia are joining forced to put on one major demo day for 15 of their top startups May 1 in San Francisco.
Applications opened today for the BitTorrent Acceleration Program as part of its “ongoing quest” to find new and innovative ways to apply the BitTorrent protocol.
The new ed-tech fund is supported by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, among others.
How does an all-expenses-paid trip to Redwood City, Calif., for a month-long entrepreneurship course with Silicon Valley developers and designers sound?