Tech Start-up Incubators and Seed Programs

UPDATE 3: Aug 2013: Visit 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



US West Coast Silicon Valley, Incubators

Y Combinator, Mountain View, CA

The Founder Institute,  SV and San Francisco

I/O Ventures,  Mission Area in San Francisco

Plug and Play, PATC,  Sunnyvale, Redwood City and Palo Alto among others

AngelPad,  SOMA area in San Francisco

Summer@Highland,  Menlo Park and Lexingon, MA

New one: 500 startups Accelerator Program,  Mountain View, CA

Dog Patch Lab,  San Francisco, CA


SF-based RockHealth which has partnered with the Mayo Clinic and Accel

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,  Boulder, CO and Boston, MA

Launch Box,  Washington, DC

DreamIT Ventures,  Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY

Alphalab,  Pittsburgh, PA

Shotput Ventures,  Atlanta, GA

Capital Factory,  Austin, TX

Gangplank Free to members in return for supporting the place, 260 South Arizona Avenue Chandler, AZ 85225

MidVentures,  Chicago, IL

Excelerate,  Chicago, IL

Momentum West side of Michigan

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


Betaspring, Providence, RI

Better Labs, San Jose, CA

Bizdom U, Detroit, MI

Excelerate  Boston, MA  Los Angeles, CA

Collab / Co-Working Spaces

IndyHall 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



Coworking Brooklyn



The Time –

Incentive –

Granot Ventures –

JVP Studio –

Xenia –


United Kingdom

London, Silicon Roundabout

White Bear Yard  –  and

HackFwd  –

The Hub  –

Collab Start-up / Co-Workspaces  – Shoreditch, Old Street Roundabout — Clerkenwell, Smithfield  — Clerkenwell & Leathermarket, Bermondsey The Hub at Kings Cross

Rest of UK

The Difference Engine

Springboard  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  Manchester

Old Broadcasting House Leeds  Brighton

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


Berlin, Silicon Alee

Startupbootcamp Accelerator London, Berlin.  @SBootCamp


Incubators – Cork, Ireland

Co-Working Spaces




Ignitas Accelerator, Oslo, Nedre Vollgate 4 @ignitas


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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