Accelerators

Accelerator Corp – A vehicle for capital-efficient investment in and management of emerging biotechnology opportunities.

Alexa Accelerator – The Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars is looking for companies building a wide range of products, including devices that work with Alexa or have Alexa built-in; software and services that leverage voice technology; developer tools that service voice-first businesses; and core technologies like AI and machine learning that enable better voice experiences.

Capria – Providing startup fund managers with seed capital, warehousing of initial investments on our balance sheet, fund operating tools & processes, mentoring, fundraising support, investment evaluation support, and access to a growing global network of impact fund managers. We work with financial services entrepreneurs who are setting up investment vehicles to deploy risk capital – equity and/or debt – to support businesses that are both profitable and impactful.

Cascadia CleanTech – A business accelerator program powered by the CleanTech Alliance and VertueLab (formerly Oregon BEST). The 15-week program delivers mentorship, curriculum, connections and funding opportunities designed specifically for early-stage cleantech startups.

CleanTech Open – The oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator program, with the mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization – A global, peer-to-peer network of more than 13,000+ influential business owners with 179 chapters in 57 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

Fledge – Helping the entrepreneurs making a true impact in the world; improving lives, the environment, health, communities, or making a more sustainable world.

Founder Institute – The world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies.

GeekWire List of Startup Spaces – The Seattle region is home to many accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces that help startups get off the ground. Track them with this GeekWire list of Startup Spaces.

Get Trajectory – Startup Pre-Accelerator Program – validate your startup idea before you leave your day job! Get Trajectory is a business book series and set of programs designed by Dave Parker to help both Startup and Small/Local businesses create free cashflow and grow profitable topline sales and marketing. The program is both virtual and in local cities. The meetup is for:
– Founders – are you looking to leave your day job but want to know if your idea is worthwhile? Find out before dropping your income.
– Corporate Innovators – want to apply a disciplined process for creating innovation within your enterprise?
– Students – that want to be Founders – Want to learn a systematic framework of successful startups?

GroundWork – The GroundWork Accelerator program supports founders at the crossroads of growth, i.e., a customer-ready product, in market, with just the earliest signs of revenue… but not yet at product-market-fit.

Jones + Foster Accelerator Program – The startup process is messy and unpredictable—licensing intellectual property, producing a manufacture-ready prototype, lining up customers, raising money—all are critical and daunting. The Jones + Foster Accelerator program helps early-stage, student-led companies through those decisive first six months.

Microsoft Garage – The Garage’s mission is to accelerate the cultural transformation of Microsoft and how it serves as a platform for innovation. The Garage engages Microsoft’s workforce with facilities and programs optimized for hacking, ideation, and experimentation. We accelerate our cultural priorities—Growth Mindset, Customer Obsession, Diversity & Inclusion, and One Microsoft—by helping employees do epic things then sharing their stories.   Our programming includes maker and hacker spaces, hackathons and including the world’s large private hackathon, helping internal teams run like lean startups, and an internship like accelerator

Microsoft Ventures – A global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies.

Opportunity Hub – the world’s first inclusive technology, startup & investment ecosystem building platform to ensure shared prosperity and multi-generational wealth creation for all.

Reactor – Our teams accelerate their ideas under the guidance of some of the most respected mentors in the interactive media business.

Ready Set Raise. – All early stage startup founders face a difficult, confusing and exhausting uphill climb. For women, this experience is exponentially harder. This is why we developed Ready Set Raise — a four-week pitching and fundraising program to accelerate your startup’s success. Read more about Ready Set Raise on our blogReady Set Raise was designed by female founders for female founders. Our goal is to find, support, and advance high-growth, pre-seed startups across North America. 

Reboot – For women who have been out of the paid workforce for more than 2 years. Whether you have been out two years or twenty, most women participating in ReBoot are interested in returning to or creating some type of paid work, full or part time, in profit or non-profit sectors. Others have recently taken jobs and are polishing their workplace skills, and some are in discernment and preparing to step out in a new direction. All are welcome and add to the vitality of the ReBoot experience. We’re in both Seattle and Bellevue.

Startup Haven -Pre-seed accelerator supports venture-scale startups at the crossroads of growth. If you have a full-time founding team, a capital efficient business in a venture-scale market, a live product, in production, early stages of commercialization (e.g., nascent customer revenue, user adoption, early customer commitments, strong intellectual property, etc.)

Startup Success – Microsoft for Startups and Create33 are grateful to launch the Startup Success Program, designed to support and accelerate the progress of tech startups founded by entrepreneurs of color. The program, which will provide content, connections, coaching and community for 27 BIPOC-led technology startups, launched virtually on June 10. Online programming includes interactive workshops, 1:1 office hours, mentorship, and peer support and accountability groups, and will culminate in a demo day for financial institutions and investors: angel and venture capital, lenders, community capital and credit unions.

TechBA – Finding the most innovative technology-based companies and take them into global markets.

Techstars – A global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their business.

Techstars Entrepreneur’s Toolkit – an online educational resource to help you learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and accelerate your success.

Village88 Tech Lab – A stealth innovation studio that is committed to enabling entrepreneurs to fulfill their product potential, and creating breakthrough web technologies.

Women In Cloud: Microsoft Cloud Accelerator – An immersive 6 month program to assist women led tech companies to co-build, co-market and co-sell with Microsoft and their distribution channels. This program is designed to help you win enterprise opportunities, get access to Azure credits, an advisor community, and global stage to showcase your business.

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