Tech Start-up Incubators and Seed Programs

UPDATE 3: Aug 2013: Visit www.f6s.com for a global list of accelerator programs

UPDATE 2: List of 7 niche accelerators in the US for specific verticals

UPDATE 1: Bumped in to this list which is a bit more thorough

For a list simply of co-working spaces, here is a good one, or there is also a list of other resources at the bottom of this post.

Some start-ups I take to or advise are not well versed with the start-up or incubator programs which are open to them.

Often, if they’ve heard of them, they are sometimes worried about losing control or being dicatated to by outsiders if they join the program. This is the wrong way to look at incubators. In fact – especially the US incubators – usually offer pretty good terms and a host of other benefits, such as introductions to follow on funding and free access to experienced mentors.

In the case of the famous incubators such as Paul Graham’s Y Combinator (whose model which has been copied by many) merely having been chosen by it means you are signficantly increasing your likelihood of funding.

*** This is an imperfect list, cribbed shamelessly from different places including you the readers, Quora and elsewhere – please add missing ones at the end of this post thanx! ***

Industry Specific Accelerators

Health http://rockhealth.com/

USA

US West Coast Silicon Valley, Incubators

Y Combinator, www.ycombinator.com Mountain View, CA

The Founder Institute, www.founderinstitute.com  SV and San Francisco

I/O Ventures, www.ventures.io  Mission Area in San Francisco

Plug and Play, PATC, www.plugandplaytechcenter.com  Sunnyvale, Redwood City and Palo Alto among others

AngelPad, www.angelpad.org  SOMA area in San Francisco

Summer@Highland, www.hcp.com/summer  Menlo Park and Lexingon, MA

New one: 500 startups Accelerator Program, www.500startups.com  Mountain View, CA

Dog Patch Lab, www.dogpatchlabs.com  San Francisco, CA

Xconomy http://www.xconomy.com

SF-based RockHealth which has partnered with the Mayo Clinic and Accel http://rockhealth.com

West Coast collab / co-working spaces

TechShop Scientists, steampunkers, inventors, technology manufacturers, and hobbyists with over 700 members in Menlo Park, 600 members in San Francisco, and 300 members in Raleigh

The Hub San Francisco and Berkley, with international network of sister spaces around the world – with 31 spots and each one interlinked

Incubators in other US Cities

TechStars, www.techstars.org  Boulder, CO and Boston, MA

Launch Box, www.launchboxdigital.com  Washington, DC

DreamIT Ventures, www.dreamitventures.com  Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY

Alphalab, www.alphalab.org  Pittsburgh, PA

Shotput Ventures, www.shoputventures.com  Atlanta, GA

Capital Factory, www.capitalfactory.com  Austin, TX

Gangplank http://gangplankhq.com/ Free to members in return for supporting the place, 260 South Arizona Avenue Chandler, AZ 85225

MidVentures, www.midventures.com  Chicago, IL

Excelerate, www.exceleratelabs.com  Chicago, IL

Momentum www.omentum-mi.com West side of Michigan

Start@Spark Boston, MA, and New York, NY,

MidVentures http://www.midventures.com

Betaspring, Providence, RI

Better Labs, San Jose, CA

Bizdom U, Detroit, MI

Excelerate http://www.exceleratelabs.com

http://masschallenge.org  Boston, MA

http://www.launchpad.la  Los Angeles, CA

Collab / Co-Working Spaces

IndyHall http://indyhall.org/ 20 North 3rd St, Unit 201, Philadelphia, PA 19106

New York, USA Collab / Co-Working Spaces

New Work City the “grandaddy” of NYC coworking spaces as it has been operable for the past 4 years. Located at 412 Broadway in Little Italy; drop in day rates available, max 80 people.

Most NYC collab spaces below have long waiting lists apparently.

General Assembly at 902 Broadway in the Flatiron. The 20,000-sq ft “campus,” opened in January 2011

WeWork Labs at 154 Grand Street, is a co-working hybrid founded in April 2011 by Adam Neumann

Projective Space (formally known as SohoHaven) was created by three brothers, James Wahba, Johnny Wahba, and Tim Wahba, located at 447 Broadway in Soho (5500 sq ft)

Dogpatch at Union Square at 36 E 12th St, also have places in SF and Cambridge, MA. Dogpatch NYC is full aparrently.

Hive at 55

Tech Space

Greendesk

Greenspaces

Coworking Brooklyn

WeCreateNYC

Israel

The Time – http://thetime.co.il

Incentive – http://www.incentive-il.com

Granot Ventures – http://www.granot-ventures.com

JVP Studio – http://www.jvpvc.com

Xenia – http://www.xenia.co.il

Lool http://lool.vc

United Kingdom

London, Silicon Roundabout

White Bear Yard  -  http://whitebearyard.com  and http://passioncapital.com

HackFwd  -  http://hackfwd.com

The Hub  -  http://westminster.the-hub.net/

Collab Start-up / Co-Workspaces

www.techhub.com  – Shoreditch, Old Street Roundabout

http://www.theiw.org — Clerkenwell, Smithfield

http://club.workspacegroup.co.uk  – Clerkenwell & Leathermarket, Bermondsey

http://kingscross.the-hub.net/ The Hub at Kings Cross

Rest of UK

The Difference Engine http://thedifferenceengine.eu

Springboard http://springboard.com  Cambridge, Cambs

Entrepreneurs for the Future Incubator Birmingham, UK. Birmingham Science Park Aston, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB @entrepreneurs4f

Oxygen Accelerator Accelerator Birmingham, UK. Birmingham Science Park Aston, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB @oxygenaccel

Ignite100 Accelerator Newcastle, UK. Suite 20, Adamson House, 65 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG, UK @particular_matt

Startupbootcamp Accelerator London, UK.  @SBootCamp

Collab Start-up workspaces

FlyTheCoop http://flythe.coop  Manchester

Old Broadcasting House http://www.oldbroadcastinghouse.co.uk Leeds

www.theskiff.org  Brighton

My Catalyst Co-working Leeds, UK. Shine, Harehills Road  @jasondainter

Germany

Berlin, Silicon Alee

Startupbootcamp Accelerator London, Berlin.  @SBootCamp

Ireland

Incubators

http://nbtstartups.com/ - Cork, Ireland

Co-Working Spaces

TBA

Europe

Norway

Ignitas Accelerator, Oslo, Nedre Vollgate 4 @ignitas

Global

or Countrywide Directories of Co-Working spaces

Loosecubes Evangelical about co-working

European Co-Working Spaces A list on an external website

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