The Accelerator Landscape

Accelerators share a set of program characteristics that distinguish them from other forms of capacity development services. Specifically, they are time-limited programs that work with cohorts or “classes” of ventures to provide mentorship and training, with a special emphasis on connecting early stage ventures with investment.

The global accelerator landscape is growing and changing at a rapid pace. We conducted this research to identify accelerators around the world and to provide insight into what acceleration looks like in various geographies and contexts.

Access the directory below to identify accelerators based in various regions and sectors, or review our visualizations to learn more about their structure and focus.

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This list of accelerators has been compiled through web research to verify organizations that meet the criteria for inclusion and to collect basic information about their operations. Search for any keyword or filter by geography to explore this list. 

(326 Accelerators found)

  • InovAtiva Brasil Brasília, Brazil

    Apply to compete for one of the vacancies in our Business Acceleration Cycle with socio-environmental impact. There are up to 6 months of online training , individual and collective mentoring with executives and investors specialized in the theme, and connection events with entities, companies, accelerators and investors focused on impactful businesses.

    • Brazil
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • InspirAsia Singapore, Singapore

    First InspirAsia’s acceleration program, started at 1st of September 2015, was aimed to explore synergy opportunities between Life.SREDA’s portfolio companies in Asia: Mobikon, SoftPay, Fastacash, WishFinance, Lenddo, Posseple, Yolopay and Ayannah. The positive outcome has gotten in different areas: joint sales and distribution strategies on different markets, bundling and cross-selling of fintech products, R&D and HR alliances.

    • Singapore
    • Financial Services
    • None
  • Inspire Nunavut Nunavut, Canada

    Inspire Nunavut is an experiential social entrepreneurship training program designed specifically for youth living in Nunavut. Merging the driving principles of traditional business with the mechanics of social entrepreneurship, while also integrating Inuit culture and values, Inspire Nunavut provides youth in Nunavut with an opportunity to create new solutions in their communities via entrepreneurship.

    • Canada
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • Intel India Maker Lab Bangalore, India

    Plugin

    Intel India, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT-Bombay have collaborated to launch an incubation program for hardware and systems startups, called Plugin.

    • India
    • Financial Services
    • Health
    • Retail and Wholesale Trade
    • Other
    • Quasi-equity
  • International Airlines Group (IAG) Madrid, Spain

    Hangar 51

    Hangar 51 is a leading global travel accelerator that gives disruptors and innovators the opportunity to pilot their technologies at scale with our airlines.

    • Spain
    • Travel, Hospitality, and Tourism
    • None
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Milan, Italy

    Intesa SanPaolo Start-Up Initiative

    Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative is a comprehensive program aimed at technology start-ups looking for concrete business opportunities.

    • Italy
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • Invest Northern Ireland Belfast, Ireland

    Pre-Accelerator Propel

    Propel Pre-Accelerator is delivered by IGNITE, a UK-based start-up support and investment network. The programme offers you workshops, tutorials, networking opportunities, mentoring, financial support and access to investment.

    • Ireland
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • Invest2Innovate Islamabad, Pakistan

    i2i Accelerator

    The i2i Accelerator is a four-month program that runs from September to January each year in Pakistan. Over the course of four months, selected entrepreneurs receive access to virtual support to grow their businesses, and convene for six in-person weekends in either Karachi or Lahore, with targeted sessions led by mentors on topics ranging from branding to customer acquisition to financials and operations.

    • Pakistan
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • Investment Ready Program Vienna, Austria

    Investment Ready is a unique 4-month program for entrepreneurs from Central – and Eastern Europe creating scalable solutions to societal problems. During 4 months a cohort of 10-15 selected entrepreneurs engage in a systematic review of their business model, strategy and team, before crafting a validated growth and investment plan. You get access to high level mentors, experts and our network of impact investors.

    • Austria
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • IOT Valley Labege, France

    IOT Valley Accelerator

    The IoT Valley, an ecosystem concentrated on 13,000m2, specializing in IoT BtoB services to accelerate startups and innovation with our ETI partners and large accounts

    • France
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • None
  • Iowa AgriTech Accelerator Des Moines, IA, United States

    The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is a mentor-led program that allows startups to collaborate with agriculture industry leaders and present their solutions to refine product market fit, perform customer discovery within the industry, and build strategic partnerships.

    • United States
    • Agriculture and Food
    • Equity
  • Iowa Startup Accelerator Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    The Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that matches tech-based startups, especially those in ag, health, education, manufacturing and transportation technology, with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed funding and development expertise to take them from concept to successful launch in 90 days.

    • United States
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • ISBI Institute Nairobi, Kenya

    Advanced Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP)

    AEP is a hands-on, practical and participant-centered programme designed to help SMEs detect execution gaps and explore the optimization potential hidden in their business. It reflects the current challenges and emerging opportunities in SME markets created by disruptive innovation, socioeconomic trends and market volatility.

    • Kenya
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • Itanna Lagos, Nigeria

    We have a 4 month accelerator programme operating out of our Enterprise Factory in Lagos, Nigeria. Tech Startups will receive initial investment, as well as hands-on advice from experts and mentorship from leading global Tech entrepreneurs and industry experts.

    • Nigeria
    • Sector Agnostic
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • None
  • JSS Business Incubator Noida, India

    Electrifi T3

    Key highlights of the program are: Seed funding for each selected startup with INR 2 to 30 Lacs, 12 weeks program, Deep corporate connect, Deep engagement with sector and business mentors, Refined Go-To-Market Strategy with test market and course correction

    • India
    • Retail and Wholesale Trade
    • Travel, Hospitality, and Tourism
    • Transportation and Mobility
    • None
  • Katapult Accelerator Oslo, Norway

    We believe in making a positive impact. We believe in technology as the key driver for change. We believe in the untapped talent of the world.

    • Norway
    • Environment
    • Health
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Equity
  • Kerala Startup Mission Bengaluru, India

    K-Accelerator

    K - Accelerator Program is a 3 month virtual program with a one week residential program in Bengaluru or Mumbai, designed specifically to give national level exposure to startups who have started generating traction.

    • India
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • King's College London London, United Kingdom

    King's20 Accelerator

    King's20 is a year-long Accelerator programme aimed at supporting the 20 brightest ventures from King's to reach their potential. Ventures can be at any stage of their development and the accelerator is open to all King's students, staff and alumni.

    • United Kingdom
    • Sector Agnostic
    • Quasi-equity
  • Kokiri Hamilton, New Zealand

    K?kiri is an intensive three-month programme for start-ups that have high-growth potential and are impact-positive ventures in Aotearoa. The programme is designed for M?ori tech-focused entrepreneurs, innovators, and start-ups.

    • New Zealand
    • Sector Agnostic
    • None
  • Labs by ARM 3.0 Nigeria

    Labs by ARM 3.0 is designed to engage post-MVP FinTech startups in a series of activities aimed at exponentially advancing the growth of their companies within a short time frame, and ensuring their investment-readiness. Selected startups will be provided with financial investment, distribution, access to investors and lots more!

    • Nigeria
    • Sector Agnostic
    • Equity