Startup accelerator

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Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, sales, 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.

Y Combinator

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The first company known to use the word "accelerator" was Y Combinator, which started in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Paul Graham in 2005, and later moved to Silicon Valley.
Y Combinator is an American seed accelerator launched in March 2005 and was used to launch over 2,000 companies including Stripe, Airbnb, Cruise Automation, DoorDash, Coinbase, Instacart, and Dropbox.

500 Startups

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Other seed accelerator programs emerged across the US, including Techstars (Boulder, CO), 500 Startups (Mountain View, California), and MassChallenge (Boston, Massachusetts).
500 Startups is an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded in 2010 by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai.

MassChallenge

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Other seed accelerator programs emerged across the US, including Techstars (Boulder, CO), 500 Startups (Mountain View, California), and MassChallenge (Boston, Massachusetts).
MassChallenge is a global, zero-equity startup accelerator, founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009.

Startup company

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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.

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.

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.

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, sales, 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, sales, mentorship, educational components, and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.

Sales presentation

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Startup accelerators, also known as seed accelerators, are fixed-term, cohort-based programs that include seed investment, connections, sales, 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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Other seed accelerator programs emerged across the US, including Techstars (Boulder, CO), 500 Startups (Mountain View, California), and MassChallenge (Boston, Massachusetts).

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Paul Graham (programmer)

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The first company known to use the word "accelerator" was Y Combinator, which 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.

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.