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19 Successful Accelerators and Incubators in Austin

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Austin has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Austin startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 19 best accelerators and incubators in Austin.


19 Accelerators and Incubators in Austin

1) Newchip

1) Newchip

Newchip is a remote startup accelerator based in the United States.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ryan Rafols, Travis Brodeen
  • Industries: Retail, Software
  • Number of investments: 403
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

2) Capital Factory

2) Capital Factory

Capital Factory is a venture capital firm and accelerator that focuses on seed, early-stage, and later-stage businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Andrew Busey, Bryan Menell, Gordon Daugherty, Joshua Baer, Sam Decker
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 169
  • Number of exits: 20

You can find their website here.

3) Astralabs

3) Astralabs

Astralabs is a startup accelerator that builds a varied startup portfolio by launching, acquiring, and scaling firms to success.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Ryan Rafols
  • Industries: Business Development, Consulting, Financial Services

You can find their website here.

4) DivInc

4) DivInc

DivInc bridges the gap between minority entrepreneurs and the tools they need to start and scale viable businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Dana Callender, Preston L. James
  • Industries: Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Training
  • Number of investments: 28
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

5) Quake Capital Partners

5) Quake Capital Partners

Quake Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs at the seed stage through an accelerator program.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Adam Cragg, Brandon Maier, Chad Burgess, Glenn Argenbright
  • Industries: Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 163
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

6) Sputnik ATX

6) Sputnik ATX

Sputnik ATX is a maker-founder-focused VC fund and business accelerator. We invest in pre-seed - B rounds and are unconcerned about the industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joe Merrill, Oksana Mindyuk Malysheva
  • Industries: Beauty, Enterprise, Fashion, Gaming, IT Management, Mobile, Oil and Gas, Pet, Retail, Social
  • Number of investments: 55
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

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7) Rex

7) Rex

Portfolio of tech-driven, investment-focused, operationally intense, and/or media-related enterprises (i.e. teams). ​

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Founders: Peter Rex
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Incubators, Information Technology, Internet, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment, Venture Capital

You can find their website here.

8) SKU

8) SKU

SKU is a consumer product accelerator program for exceptional businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Shari Wynne Ressler
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Number of investments: 8

You can find their website here.

9) Techstars Austin Accelerator

9) Techstars Austin Accelerator

Techstars Austin is a Techstars accelerator program that focuses on assisting entrepreneurs in Texas' capital city.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2006
  • Industries: Business Development, Financial Services, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 108
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

10) International Accelerator

10) International Accelerator

IA is a startup accelerator that provides seed funding, quality mentors, and other services to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Angelos Angelou
  • Industries: Banking, Finance, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

11) Texas Venture Labs

11) Texas Venture Labs

Texas Venture Labs (TVL), founded by Jon Brumley, conducts market research and consulting with graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Randall Crowder, Rob Adams
  • Industries: EdTech, Education
  • Number of investments: 83
  • Number of exits: 13

You can find their website here.

12) Thinktiv

12) Thinktiv

Thinktiv is a consulting firm that specializes in value development. We build market-leading firms that increase valuations and revenue growth.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Justin Petro, Paul Burke
  • Industries: Brand Marketing, Business Development, Consulting, Mobile, Product Design, Venture Capital, Web Development
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

13) Adjacent

13) Adjacent

Every entrepreneur has access to a virtual incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Apps, Communities, Insurance, Internet of Things, Software
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

14) Austin Technology Incubator

14) Austin Technology Incubator

UT's deep tech incubator is the Austin Technology Incubator. Healthcare, sustainability, energy, food/agtech, and water are all areas where ATI concentrates.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 1989
  • Founders: George Kozmetsky
  • Industries: Incubators
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

15) Mission Accelerator

15) Mission Accelerator

Mission Accelerator connects organizations with Mission Capital consultants, social entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders in their communities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Business Development, Financial Services, Management Consulting

You can find their website here.

16) PandemicTech

16) PandemicTech

PandemicTech is a virtual incubator that helps health-security innovators and developments.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Andrew Nerlinger, Lisa McDonald
  • Industries: Health Care, Incubators

You can find their website here.

17) MassChallenge Texas

17) MassChallenge Texas

MassChallenge Texas is a business accelerator that weaves together the Texas innovation "tapestry" to assist Texas startups succeed.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Business Development, Finance, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

18) CoLauncher

18) CoLauncher

Incubator and agency for early-stage startups

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Josh Bolinger

You can find their website here.

19) Impact Haven

19) Impact Haven

In Austin, TX, we empower social entrepreneurs and creatives.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States

You can find their website here.

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