You can’t grow if you can’t go? Well, not everyone can leave home for a few months to do one of these top tier accelerator programs, which is another benefit Mentor Bureau can provide some of you – remote mentorship, wherever you are in the world.

But if you are fortunate enough to be able to go, these programs are worth considering. Alumni of these programs have raised billions and billions of dollars.

If you do decide to enter an accelerator program, please be prepared. Get clear about why you are joining.

  • Besides funding, what do you really want to accomplish by the end?
  • What problems do you need to solve?
  • What systems do you need help building?
  • What skills are you missing today that you need for tomorrow?
  • What is the core of your business, your purpose, your personal growth strategy through this journey?

If you can’t answer these questions, and you really want to get the most out of your upcoming accelerator program, you might want to consider hiring Mentor Bureau. Regardless, if you are a growth-ready startup that meets our qualifications, apply for a free startup assessment today.

Don’t see your accelerator program listed here? Tell us about it in the comments so we can include it next time.

 

Upcoming Accelerator Deadlines

  • Techstars Sports Accelerator, Powered by Indy 500, Indianapolis USA – Apply by March 3, 2019
    • Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy The Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy will have a key focus on innovation with goals to foster early identification of key trends for future technology in sport; meaningful engagement with early-stage sports tech companies; embrace technologies and business models that will impact the sports industry; and enhance a culture of internal innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship.
  • Western Union Accelerator, Powered by Techstars,  Denver USA – Apply by March 3, 2019
    • The Western Union Accelerator, Powered by Techstars will help entrepreneurs create innovative solutions to some of the industry’s latest challenges including ML/AI, crypto and blockchain technologies, analytics and omni-channel platforms while leveraging the creative and agile thinking of some of the fintech industry’s brightest minds.
  • MassChallenge Boston, Boston USA – Apply by March 13, 2019
    • As MassChallenge’s flagship location, MassChallenge Boston has brought together corporates, policy makers, and innovation leaders to support and inspire the next generation of innovators. Over the past eight years, we have accelerated more than 1,000 startups from across the world – startups that have made patients healthier, our communities more connected, and our communities safer.
  • MassChallenge Rhode Island, Providence USA – Apply by March 13, 2019
    • Launched in 2018, MassChallenge Rhode Island connects entrepreneurs to a powerful community of resources and support in Rhode Island and regional opportunities in Boston, in addition to our global network of leading corporate partners, policymakers, and innovation leaders. We are committed to supporting and inspiring the next best innovations that will reshape our world.
  • MassChallenge Switzerland, Renens Switzerland – Apply by March 13, 2019
    • Founded in 2016, MassChallenge Switzerland has quickly become a leading driver of innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe by connecting startups with the experts and resources they need to grow. From developing AI-assisted smart eyewear for people with vision loss to using drones for viticulture, our 144 alumni are changing the world for the better.
  • MassChallenge Texas, Austin Texas – Apply by March 13, 2019
    • Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. The region launched in 2018 in Austin, Texas and accelerated 84 companies from 5 continents, 11 countries, and 5 major Texas cities. In 2019, the program expanded to Houston, attracting more startups from around the world to the Lone Star State. With the support of corporate partners, innovation leaders, and local government, the Texas team is delivering on their promise to connect the Texas innovation “tapestry” and bring the world to Texas to innovate.
  • Capital Factory April 2019 Accelerator Austin Texas – Apply by March 22, 2019
    • Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers.
  • Y Combinator Summer 2019 Batch, Mountain View USA – Apply by March 25, 2019
    • We’ll fund companies from anywhere in the world. We fund companies doing everything from building mobile apps to diagnosing cancer. We’ll happily fund companies that just started and have nothing more than an idea. And we’ve funded companies that had over $20M in annual revenue and over 50 employees.
  • 500 Startups San Francisco Accelerator, San Francisco USA – Apply by March 29, 2019
    • 500’s mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We believe that great founders come in all shades, genders, and nationalities. Since our inception, we’ve made it our mission to find and empower talented founders, whether they’re across the world or overlooked in our own backyard.
  • Alchemist Accelerator, San Francisco USA – Apply by April 1, 2019
    • The Alchemist Accelerator is an accelerator exclusively for startups whose revenue comes from enterprises, not consumers. We are passionate about the needs of enterprise seed ventures, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. The accelerator focuses on enterprise customer development, sales (direct and online), market validation, and a structured path to fundraising. We have the most sought after advisor faculty, guest lecturers, venture capitalists, and Fortune 100 customers primed to be resources for you. And we are very excited about building a fellowship of founders building change the world companies that sell to the enterprise. Note this is a rolling apply date.
  • MassChallenge Mexico, Mexico City Mexico – Apply by April 2, 2019
    • Now in its third accelerator, MassChallenge Mexico has accelerated 64 startups that have fundraised more than USD $19.2 million and have created more than 600 jobs since 2016, and our top-tier expert network has donated more than 6,000 hours to help LATAM startups grow their businesses. For our role fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mexico, we were named a finalist at the “Premio Nacional del Emprendedor” by INADEM.
  • Startupbootcamp FinTech Melbourne, Melbourne Australia – Apply by April 2, 2019
    • Our intensive 3-month program provides 10 selected FinTech startups from around the world with hands-on mentorship from over 400+ industry experts, office space in the heart of Melbourne, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners from across the FinTech industry.
  • Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, Philadelphia USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Based in Philadelphia, this program is designed to elevate media, entertainment and connectivity startups. In addition to Techstars’ global network, selected companies will work with experts from Comcast NBCUniversal. Companies focused on IoT/connected home and life, AI/ML, VR/AR, accessibility tech, wireless communication systems, direct-to-consumer products, robotics, next-gen marketing, digital wellness, voice, blockchain, and the future of entertainment are encouraged to apply.
  • MetLife Digital Accelerator, powered by Techstars Cary USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars focuses on innovating in the insurance industry – an industry of massive size & reach with global insurance premiums of $5 trillion in 2017. MetLife is a powerhouse as a Fortune 50 company & one of the world’s leading financial services companies with operations in nearly 50 countries. The 2019 program focuses on teams who are building insurtech ideas, especially those who are focused on reaching new customers, creating next generation products, and digitizing processes.
  • Stanley+Techstars Accelerator, Hartford USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Global industry leader, Stanley Black & Decker and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, have partnered to run the The STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. Focused on additive manufacturing and eco-friendly sustainable packaging solutions, we are looking for companies developing innovative solutions in either of those two areas, and they may have software, hardware or material solutions. Some areas we are interested in exploring include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, generative design, tooling, direct digital manufacturing, layered manufacturing, additive fabrication, sustainable materials, improved consumer packaging solutions and more.
  • Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, Atlanta USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is located in the epicenter of startup activity in the Southeast, providing entrepreneurs with the resources and network to build meaningful enterprise technology companies and enduring consumer brands. Atlanta shines as a model startup community, with active and exited entrepreneurs, as well as corporate giants, engaging with founders to help build the next set of disruptive technology companies.
  • Techstars Detroit Accelerator Program Detroit USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Since 2015, Techstars Detroit has helped founders around the world succeed in building transformational businesses across mobility, automotive, transportation, logistics, city infrastructure, manufacturing, IoT, and travel industries. Our extensive mentor network gives founders an unfair advantage in accessing these global industries across the Detroit ecosystem. Over 143 automotive and transportation organizations have supported the program. Our 44 alumni have raised over $80M and include Cargo, Wise, Donut Media, SEEVA, and SPLT (acquired by Bosch).
  • Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, St. Paul USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is our first program focused on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. Partnered with Cargill and Ecolab, the program is looking for the best entrepreneurs across the entire food value chain, from AgTech, manufacturing and supply chains, to food safety, waste reduction and traceability.
  • Techstars Impact Program, Austin USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Techstars Impact backs for-profit, mission-driven founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. The program is based in Austin, an emerging leader in bridging tech & social innovation. The fund is backed by notable LPs Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets Team & Impact America Fund. We invest $120k into startups from around the world who believe solving pressing social & environmental problems can sit hand-in-hand with building a successful company.
  • Techstars London Accelerator, London UK – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Home to a thriving international community of tech, founders, innovators and investors, London is an epicentre of startup activity. Ranked as the #6 strongest startup ecosystem in the world, London is known as a powerful location for startups. Founders are flocking to London to start their business and to learn from the incredible mentor community there.
  • Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator Program, Los Angeles USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • At Techstars LA we believe in investing in great founders who are committed to growing themselves as they grow their companies. We are looking for startups that are innovating across a wide range of industries and seeking to build their business and network in southern California. Applications for Techstars LA are open and the program will run beginning in July 2018.
  • Techstars New York City Accelerator Program, New York USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • NYC is home to a thriving tech community — ranked as the #2 strongest startup ecosystem in the world. Founders and innovators flock to NYC to start their companies and surround themselves with a deep bench of industry experts, talent, corporate partners, investors and mentors. Over 400 Techstars founders live in NYC, working to build the next generation of game changing companies.
  • Techstars Rakuten Accelerator Program, Singapore – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • Rakuten is one of the world’s most diversified digital companies with more than 1 billion customers spread across 30 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Rakuten owns market leading businesses in ecommerce, banking, brokerage, insurance, advertising, marketing, instant messaging, logistics, travel, media, ebooks as well as being a telecom player. The Rakuten – Techstars program based in Singapore will invest in young tech companies whose founders are working on technologies that apply to any of the above-mentioned sectors. The program will open up the Rakuten network across the world to these founders, in addition to giving them access to the Techstars network (founders and investors across 1600 companies from around the world, 10,000+ industry specialists and mentors).
  • Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator Program, Los Angeles USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, a new Los Angeles-based program, focuses on the next generation of space technology companies and related frontier technologies. Startup companies in commercial space or that are developing related technologies are encouraged to apply. The program consortium includes: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
  • Techstars Sustainability, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Denver USA – Apply by April 7, 2019
    • The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, will ensure that we innovate to make the world a better place to live. Techstars and The Nature Conservancy are seeking for-profit entrepreneurs with commercially viable technologies that can rapidly scale to help sustainably provide food and water and address global issues like climate change.
  • Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, New York USA – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • New York The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in NYC focuses on founders building: Financial Technology, Cyber Security and Enterprise Software.
  • Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor Program, Oslo Norway – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • Based in Oslo, Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor is focused on progressing and integrating new businesses and developing potentially transformative technologies and business models across the energy sector to improve safety, security, capital efficiency, operational performance and sustainability.
  • Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator Program, Montreal Canada – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator will select startups that advance the development and application of artificial intelligence across all industries and markets.
  • Techstars Paris Accelerator Program, Paris France – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • Techstars Paris Accelerator looks for startups that can leverage the use of data in the real world, focusing on the data-driven transformation of entire industries, including AI & machine learning, blockchain & token-based economies, customer experience, customer & asset management, cybersecurity & intelligent objects.
  • Techstars Proptech Accelerator in partnership with Colliers Program, Toronto Canada – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars is based in Toronto and will focus on solving problems across the property & commercial real estate industry.
  • The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars, Indianapolis USA – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • Techstars & The Heritage Group have created a mentorship-driven accelerator in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars will run in September 2019. The accelerator will focus on solving problems & challenges affecting highway construction & materials.
  • UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars, Minneapolis USA – Apply by May 12, 2019
    • Based in Minneapolis, this accelerator will focus on payer-tech and payment-tech solutions across the healthcare industry. Innovative startups focused on digital health and wellness technologies are encouraged to apply and join us for the first class of the program which will run during Q3 2019. UnitedHealthcare is the largest healthcare company in the world, ranking fifth on the Fortune 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
  • Startupbootcamp Media Amsterdam, Amsterdam The Netherlands – Apply by May 27, 2019
    • We work with the world’s leading Startups & Scaleups in the following media-related focus areas: Video and audio, immersive media & gaming, content & publishing and data management & monetization
  • Startupbootcamp AfriTech, Cape Town South Africa – Apply by May 23, 2019
    • Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a leading accelerator focused on high-growth startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, retailtech, insurtech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioural analytics and enabling technologies.
  • MuckerLab 2019,Santa Monica USA – Apply by June 30, 2019
    • MuckerLab is a low-volume, high-touch accelerator program. We work closely with only 10-12 companies per year to help them reach the business milestones that will position them for top tier venture funding. Most companies work from Mucker’s office in Santa Monica over the course of the one-year long program.
  • Alchemist Accelerator, San Francisco USA – Apply by July 1, 2019 (future deadlines include October 1 and December 1, 2019)
    • The Alchemist Accelerator is an accelerator exclusively for startups whose revenue comes from enterprises, not consumers. We are passionate about the needs of enterprise seed ventures, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. The accelerator focuses on enterprise customer development, sales (direct and online), market validation, and a structured path to fundraising. We have the most sought after advisor faculty, guest lecturers, venture capitalists, and Fortune 100 customers primed to be resources for you. And we are very excited about building a fellowship of founders building change the world companies that sell to the enterprise. Note this is a rolling apply date.