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The Top 20 Accelerators & Incubators in Europe in 2022

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What makes or breaks the success of a startup? Funding, access to talent and support seem to be essential.

That's why many European startups look to join an accelerator or incubator.

Find below the best 20 accelerators and incubators run across Europe.

20 European Accelerators & Incubators

1) Antler

Antler

Antler is a worldwide early-stage venture capital business that backs tomorrow's most important technological firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden
  • City: London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Oslo, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Dilan Mizrakli Landgraff, Fridtjof Berge, Jussi Salovaara, Magnus Grimeland, Stefan Jung, Vegard Medbo
  • Number of investments: 280
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 26

You can find their website here.

2) HighTechXL

HighTechXL

HighTechXL is Europe's business accelerator for hardware entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Eindhoven
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Eric Van Den Eijnden, Guus Frericks
  • Industries: 3D Printing, Advanced Materials, Energy, Hardware, Health Care, Incubators, Internet of Things, Robotics
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

 

3) Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First brings together forward-thinking entrepreneurs to create internationally significant technological enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Alice Bentinck, Matt Clifford
  • Industries: Communities, Information Technology, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 297
  • Number of exits: 17
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

 

4) Ufounders

Ufounders

Ufounders is a startup incubator and investment firm that helps and invests in tech projects.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Madrid
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: David Hernández, Francisco Bengochea, Jaime García-Murillo

You can find their website here.

 

5) Lanzadera Accelerator

Lanzadera Accelerator

Lanzadera Accelerator helps businesses build strong business models by providing entrepreneurial solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Barcelona
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Juan Roig
  • Number of investments: 259
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

 

6) 1Kubator

1Kubator

1Kubator provides training, incubation, acceleration, and open innovation opportunities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Lyon
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Alexandre Fourtoy

You can find their website here.

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7) EIT Digital Accelerator

EIT Digital Accelerator

EIT Digital Accelerator provides international growth support for European digital tech scaleups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Belgium
  • Started in: 2010
  • Number of investments: 237
  • Number of exits: 34
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 48

You can find their website here.

 

8) Plug and Play Spain

Plug and Play Spain

Plug And Play is Spain's premier innovation platform, connecting the world's best entrepreneurs with industry leaders.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Paterna
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alberto Gutiérrez, Juan-Luis Hortelano, Ruben Colomer, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: AgTech, Finance, Food and Beverage, Health Care, InsurTech, Real Estate, Retail, Smart Cities
  • Number of investments: 51
  • Number of exits: 5

You can find their website here.

 

9) STATION F

STATION F

STATION F is a startup campus located in Paris that houses 1,000 startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Xavier Niel

You can find their website here.

 

10) Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys is one of the leading B2B startup accelerators in Europe.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Estonia, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Romania
  • City: Tallinn, Milan, Copenhagen, Malaga, Bucharest
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Herty Tammo, Jon Bradford, Cristobal Alonso
  • Industries: B2B, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, FinTech, SaaS, Software, Sustainability
  • Number of investments: 275
  • Number of exits: 9
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 22

You can find their website here.

 

11) Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Founders Factory is a venture studio and accelerator with a global corporate backer.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Brent Hoberman, George Northcott, Henry Lane Fox, Jim Meyerle
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Beauty, Digital Media, Education, FinTech, Health Care, Home Health Care, Information Technology, Retail, Travel
  • Number of investments: 109
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

 

12) Techstars London Accelerator

Techstars London Accelerator

The London-based Techstars Accelerator program focuses on a variety of tech firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Number of investments: 113
  • Number of exits: 5
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

 

13) Lisbon Challenge

Lisbon Challenge

The Lisbon Challenge is a four-month acceleration program for eager startups in the early stages of development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisbon
  • Started in: 2013
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

14) Techstars Barclays Accelerator

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Techstars is a global network that assists entrepreneurs in their pursuit of success.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Chris Adelsbach, Greg Rogers, Jenny Fielding, Kester Keating, Liron Rose, Yossi Hasson
  • Number of investments: 108
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

 

15) Sting

Sting

Sting assists brilliant individuals in turning their ideas into into enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Stockholm
  • Started in: 2002
  • Founders: Pär Hedberg
  • Number of investments: 37
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 17

You can find their website here.

 

16) Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) is one of Europe's most successful early-stage venture capital firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Paul Miller
  • Number of investments: 170
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

 

17) SeedRocket

SeedRocket

SeedRocket is a technology startup accelerator that provides entrepreneurs with training, money, and advisory services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Barcelona
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Jesus Monleon, Vicente Arias
  • Number of investments: 63
  • Number of exits: 12

You can find their website here.

 

18) Accelerace

Accelerace

Accelerace, a business development organization established in Denmark, helps companies with training, investment, and business development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Denmark
  • City: Copenhagen
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Peter Torstensen
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Blockchain, CleanTech, EdTech, FinTech, Food and Beverage, Health Care, Internet of Things, Medical Device
  • Number of investments: 48
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

 

19) PANDO Ventures

PANDO Ventures

PANDO Ventures is a Rhine-Main-based German start-up accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Wiesbaden
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Arne Wüllner, Christopher Reimann, Florens Knorr, Michael Noven
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

 

20) H-FARM

H-FARM

H-FARM is a cutting-edge platform that was founded in 2005 to assist entrepreneurs in launching new ventures and to facilitate corporate digitalization.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Roncade
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Giuseppe Miroglio, Maurizio Rossi, Riccardo Donadon
  • Industries: B2B, Blockchain, Fashion, FinTech, Food and Beverage, Internet of Things, Retail, SaaS, Tourism, Travel
  • Number of investments: 87
  • Number of exits: 15

You can find their website here.

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