If you are considering an accelerator for your young company, here are 11 accelerator lists to do your research. You can find out funding and exit statistics, application deadlines, and even use a common application to apply to several accelerators.
As of this writing, 189 accelerators are listed. This site has tracked most or all of the companies who have been through these accelerators, including funding and exit details. Note that accelerator franchises such as Techstars are summarized on the home page but the various locations are broken out in detail.
This global, comprehensive list of accelerators currently lists 1007. It is very entrepreneur friendly if you want to go “accelerator shopping,” with application dates, funding and equity summarized, and even a “common app” for accelerators (which we haven’t tried to see if it works).
The general F6S site looks like a phenomenal resource for startups with other categories emphasizing “free stuff” and “talent.”
This site has an “X” which lists a mix of accelerators and business plan / pitch competitions. The global list has tags for countries, cities and industries, and is sorted by application deadlines.
If all you want is a quick web address, this is a decent place to go. As of this writing there are 227 accelerators.
Also useful if you are a high school student contemplating entrepreneurship in college, this site has links to (currently) 243 university entrepreneurship programs. We doubt this is comprehensive, and there is a bit of duplication, such as Georgia Tech has five programs listed here.
This group of 79 global accelerators is a “highly curated” set of programs. The web site claims that “Over the last 10 years, more than 4,700 startups have gone through a GAN accelerator, and our network data shows that 85% of those startups are still in business today. ”
The main business of Gust is providing a “common app” to angel investors, but it also provides a common app for accelerators here. Includes useful details about funding, equity, industry.
There’s a modest list of accelerators here with an application portal.
This site tries to rank annually the “best” seed accelerators. It began as a project of MIT and Rice University, and is currently run by three academics who are doing their best to be objective.
Here are 79 big corporations that run accelerator programs, if that’s what you think you’d like to do.
A fun way to look at US tech accelerators. It’s not up to date though, as that’s a ton of work.
Here is a useful division of accelerators from 2010 into different categories.