Accelerators and Programs for Entrepreneurs: Special Initiatives
Startup America: A Whitehouse Initiative
The Whitehouse has announced Startup America, a campaign to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Click here to find out about the companies, universities, and non-profit organizations supporting this initiative.
For Entrepreneurs Who Need Scheduling Flexibility:
- Startup Plays Virtual Accelerator is a global online network for startup founders, mentors, and experts working togethter to build businesses. Using this private network, you can share what's keeping you up at night and get advice from people who have been there before.
- nReduce is a free, online startup incubator that helps startup founders execute their idea better.
- For people who may not be able to participate in an in-person incubator, The Global Entrepreneurship Institute (GEI) is a non-profit educational organization that advises and educates entrepreneurs through their GCASEONLINE incubator program.
- Virtual Incubation Network is a new program to foster new businesses through a network of virtual incubators at community colleges in 11 states. This is a multiyear project primarily targeting community colleges in geographically isolated and hard-to-serve areas.
For Companies in the Second Stage of Growth:
- Edward Lowe Foundation retreats and awards are specifically for companies that are past the startup stage and focused on growth.
For Companies that are Located in Cities:
- Check if the city in which you are located has a program in place to help you accelerate the launching of your new business. For example, here is the link to this type of program in New York City.
For Former Inmates: