Below are some of the incubators and accelerators that are currently accepting applications.
- ARK Challenge: The ARK Challenge is a full member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and is a mentorship-driven accelerator for technology startups serving the retail/logistics industry. This accelerator is looking for advanced startups with existing customer traction who are interested in increasing customer development by plugging into the retail universe associated with Walmart and its thousands of supplier brands located in close proximity to the program’s co-working space on the downtown Fayetteville Square. The ARK Challenge offers $50,000 in funding and takes a 6% equity stake. Click HERE for more information about the ARK Challenge.
- Capital Innovators 2014: The Capital Innovators Accelerator Program, based in St. Louis, MO, provides $50,000 in seed funding and project-based mentorship from a seasoned pool of knowledgeable experts, stellar perks, networking, and follow-on funding opportunities over the course of 12 weeks. Beyond the $50,000 in funding, Capital Innovators offers office space and connections with additional funding sources. Click HERE for more information about registering for the Capital Innovators 2014 class.
- Skywalker: Skywalker provides capital and mentorship to cannabis-focused startups that have an innovative idea, product or service to bring to market. The cannabis startups do not need to move to Denver to be a part of the accelerator. Currently, Skywalker is only taking cannabis startups that will develop a product or service that is legal at the Federal level. Skywalker is not funding dispensaries and/or grow operations. However, that does mean that Skywalker is funding anything from cannabis-focused web apps to harvest technology, innovations in consumption of cannabis, biotech, hemp agriculture, and all other things cannabis related. Skywalker mentors are experts in botany, legal compliance for cannabis companies, tech startups, logistics, manufacturing, medical and just about everything else that touches the cannabis vertical. Skywalker offers $18,000 in funding and takes a 10% equity stake. Click HERE for more information about the Skywalker accelerator.
- Ignite Accelerator: Ignite is one of the few UK-based accelerators located outside of London. Ignite offers three accelerator programmes (Summer, Autumn, Winter), each up to 18 weeks and backed by a group of investors and alumni. The accelerator offers £18,000 (about $30,000 USD) per team and in return, takes six to nine percent equity. Ignite also offers six months of workspace. Click HERE for more information about the Ignite Accelerator.
Contact me today if you would like expert assistance in applying for any of these accelerators.