Startup accelerator

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Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.wikipedia
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Entrepreneurship

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The primary value to the entrepreneur is derived from the mentoring, connections, and the recognition of being chosen to be a part of the accelerator.
Entrepreneurship resources and facilities (e.g. business incubators and seed accelerators)

Y Combinator

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1) The application process is open to anyone, but highly competitive. Y Combinator and TechStars have application acceptance rates between 1% and 3%. The first seed accelerator was Y Combinator, started in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Paul Graham in 2005, and later moved to Silicon Valley.
Y Combinator is an American seed accelerator, started in March 2005.

Startupbootcamp

Top-rated seed accelerator programs in Europe as of 2011 included Seedcamp (based in London) and Startupbootcamp (pan European accelerator with program locations and office spaces based in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Israel, Eindhoven, Istanbul and London).
Startupbootcamp is a network of industry-focused startup accelerators.

Startup company

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2) A seed investment in the startups is usually made, in exchange for equity. Typically, the investment is between US$20000 and US$50000 (or GB£10000 and GB£50000 in Europe )
The startup ecosystem consists of the individuals (entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, mentors, advisors); institutions and organizations (top research universities and institutes, business schools and entrepreneurship programs and centres operated by universities and colleges, non-profit entrepreneurship support organizations, government entrepreneurship programs and services, Chambers of commerce) business incubators and business accelerators and top-performing entrepreneurial firms and startups.

Corporate accelerator

Since 2010 there has been substantial growth of Corporate Accelerator programs, which are sponsored by established organizations but follow similar principles.
A corporate accelerator is a specific form of seed accelerator which is sponsored by an established for-profit corporation.

Startup ecosystem

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With the growing popularity of seed accelerator programs in the US, Europe has seen an increase in accelerators to support a growing startup ecosystem.
Startup accelerators

Business incubator

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*Business incubator
Seed accelerator - a business incubator focused on early startups

Cohort (educational group)

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Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.

Mentorship

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Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.

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Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.

Business model

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The business model is based on generating venture style returns, not rent, or fees for services.

Venture capital

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The business model is based on generating venture style returns, not rent, or fees for services.

Techstars

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1) The application process is open to anyone, but highly competitive. Y Combinator and TechStars have application acceptance rates between 1% and 3%.

Stock trader

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2) A seed investment in the startups is usually made, in exchange for equity. Typically, the investment is between US$20000 and US$50000 (or GB£10000 and GB£50000 in Europe )

Equity (finance)

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2) A seed investment in the startups is usually made, in exchange for equity. Typically, the investment is between US$20000 and US$50000 (or GB£10000 and GB£50000 in Europe )

Paul Graham (programmer)

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The first seed accelerator was Y Combinator, started in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Paul Graham in 2005, and later moved to Silicon Valley.

Seedcamp

Top-rated seed accelerator programs in Europe as of 2011 included Seedcamp (based in London) and Startupbootcamp (pan European accelerator with program locations and office spaces based in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Israel, Eindhoven, Istanbul and London).

Computer hardware

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Several accelerators focused on hardware innovation have been founded in Silicon Valley and in other regions worldwide.

Silicon Valley

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Several accelerators focused on hardware innovation have been founded in Silicon Valley and in other regions worldwide.

Artificial intelligence

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As of 2017, artificial intelligence and machine learning is a growing field, with various investment funds.

Machine learning

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As of 2017, artificial intelligence and machine learning is a growing field, with various investment funds.

Biotechnology

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There are accelerator programs in the field of biotech.

MassChallenge

MassChallenge business accelerator
MassChallenge is a global non-profit startup accelerator and competition with a focus on high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs.

Mach 37

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MACH37 is an American seed accelerator and a division of the Virginia-based Center for Innovative Technology which receives financial support from the Virginia State Government.

Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First is a London-based company builder and startup accelerator which assists promising UK and Central European tech graduates and those already working in technology firms to design and run their own startups.