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How to Get Into the Nation's Elite Accelerators

We've polled advice from some of the leading minds in accelerators on what you need to get started.
Jason Saltzman
SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators
National Small Business Week

SBA Announces $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The Small Business Administration is looking to level the funding playing field across the country.
Linda Lacina
MBA or Accelerator: What's Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?
Accelerators

MBA or Accelerator: What's Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?

Trying to pick the best option as you move through the startup paces? Gain insights from someone who's been through both types of programs.
Greg Coleman
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake
Mentorship

This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Accelerator-Ready? 3 Pointers for Potential Candidates
Accelerators

Accelerator-Ready? 3 Pointers for Potential Candidates

Entrepreneurs considering a startup program should do some legwork.
Jeff Pruitt
Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator
Y Combinator

Paul Graham Steps Down as President of Y Combinator

Sam Altman, previously a co-founder and CEO of the location-based social networking mobile application Loopt, will take the reins when Graham departs.
Laura Entis
Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program
Growth Strategies

Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

The Magic Kingdom has announced a startup accelerator program that will provide 10 budding tech companies with $120,000 and invaluable mentoring.
Geoff Weiss
Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector
Starting a Business

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
Bruce Schoenfeld
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator
Growth Strategies

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators
Starting a Business

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
Rachel Solomon
Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe
Technology

Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
Catherine Clifford
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator
Finance

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'
Growth Strategies

Why Entrepreneurs Should Organize Into 'Reefs'

When joining a community of other entrepreneurs, look for businesses that share your long-term goals, even if they are in different industries.
Art Markman
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups
Technology

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
Brian Patrick Eha