Incubator List

Q: What is an Incubator?

A: “An incubator helps to incubate growth, sometimes with money in return for significant equity (~20%, maybe more), and usually with workspace, connections with potential partners and co-founders, education, networking opportunities, advisers, and professional and other support. The term of incubation can last several months to several years. Incubators tend to be localized and supported by governments and/or universities, but not always (Y Combinator is trying out a new program that lets teams apply without ideas).”

(Source: Content Makes an Accelerator Successful, Not Just Space and Money)

 

List of Incubators in the U.S.

  • Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership (http://business.illinois.edu/ael/illaunch/index.html)
    • “The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Illinois offers entrepreneurship programs, services and resources to faculty, students and community members.”

 

  • AngelPad (http://angelpad.org/)
    • “AngelPad is a mentorship program founded by Thomas Korte and other ex-Googlers to help web-technology startups build better products, attract additional funding and ultimately grow more successful businesses”

 

  • Astia (http://www.astia.org/)
    • “Astia is an innovative global not-for-profit organization that propels women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.”

 

  • Awesome Inc (http://www.awesomeinc.org/)
    • “Founded in 2009, Awesome Inc exists to establish & grow high tech, creative, and entrepreneurial companies & communities.”

 

 

  • BoomStartup (http://boomstartup.com/)
    • “The purpose of BoomStartup is to help great tech ideas find an optimal business model, create a minimal viable product that is revenue-ready, execute into revenue generation, and then make connections to customers and investors.”

 

  • Central Valley Business Incubator (http://www.cvbi.org/)
    • “The Central Valley Business Incubator (CVBI) is the number one resources for entrepreneurs wishing to start or expand an enterprise.”

 

  • Curious Office (http://www.curiousoffice.com/)
    • “Curious Office designs, develops, incubates and invests in exceptional online and mobile projects that are creative, thoughtful and touch millions of users.”

 

  • Day One Ventures (http://www.dayoneventures.com/)
    • “Day One Ventures is a group of angel investors with Blacksburg roots looking to fund and mentor early stage entrepreneurs.”

 

  • Dogpatch Labs (http://dogpatchlabs.com/)
    • “Dogpatch Labs was created by Polaris Venture Partners to connect entrepreneurs and help founders conceive, launch and grow startups.”

 

  • Environmental Business Cluster (http://www.environmentalcluster.org/)
    • “The Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) is an award-winning cleantech incubator located in the heart of the Silicon Valley that provides commercialization support and facilities for emerging clean energy and environmental technology companies.”

 

  • eSPACE (http://www.espacecenter.org/)
    • “We are eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed from a partnership of the University of Colorado, a national leader in aerospace engineering, and Sierra Nevada Space Systems.”

 

  • Extreme Venture Partners (http://www.extremevp.com/)
    • “Extreme Venture Partners (EVP) focuses on providing early stage venture capital and management expertise to startup businesses to help propel them into the big leagues.”

 

  • Firespotter Labs (http://www.firespotter.com/)
    • “Firespotter Labs takes the business of ideas a step further, to create perfect conditions from the very start, to turn ideas with potential into flames that revolutionize industries.”

 

  • First Growth Venture Network  (http://www.firstgrowthvn.com/)
    • “At First Growth Venture Network our mission is simple: help make great, early stage companies even better.”

 

  • FirstMark (http://www.firstmarkcap.com/firststeps/)
    • “At FirstMark, we are committed to investing in leading technology innovators who share our passion for making an impact by building exceptional, world-changing businesses.”

 

  • Founder Labs (http://www.founderlabs.org/)
    • “Founder Labs is the place to meet your founding team and build your new mobile startup.”

 

  • Founders Den (http://www.foundersden.com/)
    • “Founders Den is a shared office space and private club for experienced entrepreneurs and their friends.”

 

 

  • Greater New Orleans, Inc. (http://gnoinc.org/)
    • “Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana.”

 

  • H-Farm (http://www.h-farmventures.com)
    • “H-Farm is a Venture Incubator; our mission is to accelerate the development of Internet startups via a combination of seed investment and incubation services.”

 

  • Idealab (http://www.idealab.com/about_idealab/)
    • “In addition to capital, Idealab provides a full range of resources to infuse start-ups with the support they need to rapidly introduce innovative products and services.”

 

  • Illinois Ventures (www.illinoisventures.com)
    • “IllinoisVENTURES is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, life sciences and clean technology.”

 

  • Imagine K12 (http://www.imaginek12.com/)
    • Imagine K12 is a for-profit enterprise looking to invest time, experience, energy and resources in entrepreneurs who have a passion for education and the technical know-how to create their vision.

 

  • Innovators Network (http://www.innov8rs.org/)
    • “The Innovators Network is a 501c3 non-profit organization supporting the creation and advancement of high-growth innovative technology firms.”

 

 

  • iVentures10 (www.iventures10.com)
    • “We fund computer science students with great ideas for a software or web based start-up company.”

 

  • LaunchBox Digital (http://www.launchboxdigital.com/)
    • “LaunchBox Digital is a seed-stage investment firm helping entrepreneurs maximize their chance of success.”

 

  • Lightbank (http://lightbank.com/)
    • we provide a solid business model, technology that works, top talent, and an experienced and connected partner

 

  • Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (http://massbiomed.org/)
    • “Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) is a private, independent economic development organization dedicated to job creation and innovative healthcare throughout Massachusetts by promoting the growth of start-up biomedical companies.”

 

  • Microsoft BizSpark (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/)
    • “Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility.”

 

  • NextSpace (http://nextspace.us/)
    • “We provide innovative physical and virtual infrastructure that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creative class professionals need to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy.”

 

  • NextStart (http://www.nextstart.org)
    • “NextStart is a highly competitive, summer immersion entrepreneur development program to attract promising entrepreneurs to the upstate Carolina region.”

 

  • NYC Seed (http://www.nycseed.com/)
    • “Through the combined efforts of New York City’s most innovative organizations, NYC Seed provides funding, mentoring and support to create the next generation of companies in New York City.”

 

  • NYU-Poly (http://www.poly.edu/business/incubators)
    • “The goal of each of our incubators is to provide the guidance, expertise, and resources that organizations need to grow into successful ventures that bring economic growth to New York City.”

 

  • PARC (http://www.parc.com/)
    • “PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners.”

 

  • Portland Incubator Experiment (http://www.piepdx.com/)
    • “The Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is a partnership among leading brands, technology innovators, and Wieden+Kennedy…”

 

  • Rose Tech Ventures (http://www.rose.vc/)
    • “Rose Tech Ventures is an early stage investment fund dedicated to finding, nurturing and launching the next generation of world class ventures.”

 

 

  • SproutBox (http://www.sproutbox.com/)
    • “SproutBox is a team designed to build startups. We’ve come together around a belief that startup culture is failing entrepreneurs— and we’ve made a commitment to change it.”

 

  • Stealthmode (http://stealthmode.com)
    • “Stealthmode Partners is a network of people and companies working together behind the scenes (in “stealthmode”) to help our portfolio companies grow bigger, better, faster.”

 

  • The Business Incubator Center (http://www.gjincubator.org)
    • “The Business Incubator Center is a non-profit organization that has 22 years of proven experience generating tangible results in expanding and diversifying Mesa County’s economy.”

 

  • The Growth Group (www.thegrowthgroup.com)
    • “The Growth Group helps to build strong early stage  companies, from inception through profitability.”

 

  • The Idea Greenhouse (http://www.ideagreenhouse.biz/)
    • “The Idea Greenhouse is a membership-based 1,600 square foot office facility for professionals looking for an easy, affordable, and flexible place to work & meet in the Seacoast region.”

 

  • The Incubator (http://www.theincubator.com/)
    • “The goal of the Incubator is to bring the greatest possible range of assistance and resources to technology-based companies at the earliest stage in their growth.”

 

  • The New Orleans BioInnovation Center (http://neworleansbio.com/)
    • “The New Orleans BioInnovation Center is a technology business incubator created to foster entrepreneurship within the New Orleans bioscience community.”

 

  • The Obvious Corporation (http://obvious.com/)
    • “We believe in the power of building systems that help people work together to make the world smarter, healthier, and just…better.”

 

  • The Research Park (http://researchpark.illinois.edu/)
    • “The Research Park at the University of Illinois provides an environment where technology-based businesses can work with faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research and easy access to University labs, equipment and services.”

 

  • The Start Project (http://thestartproject.com/)
    • “The start project is a collaborative effort to bring great ideas to market. While the founders have a history of successful exits (over half a billion dollars), they are now focused on the initial stages of business creation including: idea generation, software development, product vision, team building, and investment.”

 

  • The Youngstown Business Incubator (http://www.ybi.org/)
    • “Facilitate the creation of high-value businesses through collaborative partnerships that promote innovative technologies.”

 

  • Think Big Partners (http://thinkbigpartners.com/)
    • “Think Big Partners brings a Silicon Valley approach to the Midwest through the funding and advising of new businesses.”

 

  • University Technology Park at IIT (http://www.universitytechnologypark.com/)
    • “University Technology Park at IIT offers lab space for lease and flexible office space for startup and established technology companies just 10 minutes from downtown Chicago.”

 

  • Wework Labs (http://weworklabs.com/)
    • “In addition to offering entrepreneurs great space to build their own products, our overarching goal is to foster collaboration among intelligent, creative and driven individuals who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to connect.”

 

  • Year One Labs (http://www.yearonelabs.com/)
    • “We provide funding, hands-on operational help, guidance and a strategic curriculum to help initiate, co-create and accelerate startups.”

 

  • YouWeb (http://www.youwebinc.net/index.html)
    • “YouWeb plans to establish a presence wherever there are universities with technology programs in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, video/film, and environmental engineering.”