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Top 21 Accelerators and Incubators in Boston in 2024

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If you are looking to start your business in Boston, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 21 most popular accelerators and incubators from Boston.


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1) MassChallenge

MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a global network of people who are coming up with new ways to solve big problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Akhil Nigam, Caitlin Reimers Brumme, David Constantine, John Harthorne
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 2,659
  • Number of exits: 139
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 20

You can find their website here.

2) Techstars Boston Accelerator

Techstars Boston Accelerator

Techstars gives people access to money, mentors, talent, and the right tools to do their jobs.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 203
  • Number of exits: 40
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

3) Fintech Sandbox

Fintech Sandbox

Fintech Sandbox is a non-profit organisation that helps startups in the Fintech field make great products.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: David Jegen, John Fawcett, Sarah Biller, Ty Danco
  • Industries: FinTech
  • Number of investments: 112
  • Number of exits: 13
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

4) CARB-X

CARB-X

CARB-X is a global non-profit partnership with the goal of speeding up the early development of antibacterial research and development in order to deal with the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical
  • Number of investments: 101
  • Number of exits: 25

You can find their website here.

5) LearnLaunch Accelerator

LearnLaunch Accelerator

LearnLaunch Fund + Accelerator is a venture capital fund and business accelerator that invests in and helps entrepreneurs who want to improve education.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jean Hammond
  • Industries: Education, Technology
  • Number of investments: 83
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 11

You can find their website here.

6) AcceliCITY

AcceliCITY

Leading Cities is a non-profit group whose goal is to make cities more resilient and sustainable for everyone by letting them reach their full potential.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Technology, Climate Tech
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 9

You can find their website here.

7) Petri

Petri

Petri is a new way to fund early-stage biotech and engineering startups that combine biology and engineering.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Alec Nielsen, Andrew Beck, Bernhard Van Lengerich, Brian Baynes, Brian Baynes, Chris Voigt, Daphne Koller, Emily Leproust, George Church, Jamie Goldstein, JP Mangeolle, Pam Silver, Reshma Shetty, Stan Lapidus, Tony Kulesa
  • Industries: Biotech, Technology
  • Number of investments: 06

You can find their website here.

8) Accelr8

Accelr8

ACCELR8 is an impact fund that invests to speed up the process of reducing glasshouse gases and storing them.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1982
  • Industries: Impact, Sustainability
  • Number of investments: 06

You can find their website here.

9) Soaring Startup Circle Venture Partners

Soaring Startup Circle Venture Partners

SSC Venture Partners is a venture fund, startup accelerator, and alumni network for startups and student-entrepreneurs at Boston College.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 06

You can find their website here.

10) Xontogeny

Xontogeny

Xontogeny is a biotech aggregator with a unique business model that helps speed up the development of life science technologies.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Chris Garabedian
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Biotech
  • Number of investments: 04

You can find their website here.

11) Cleantech Open Northeast

Cleantech Open Northeast

Cleantech Open;s goal is to find, fund, and support entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our biggest environmental and energy problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2005
  • Industries: Environment Tech, Energy Tech, Cleantech
  • Number of investments: 04
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

12) ENRICH

ENRICH

ENRICH is a global network of centres and hubs that helps European science and technology startups become more well-known in other parts of the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

13) Startup Leadership Program

Startup Leadership Program

Startup Leadership Program is a global, non-profit educational program and professional network for the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Anupendra Sharma, Puran Dang
  • Industries: Lifesciences, Technology, Cleantech, MedTech, FinTech, Consumer, HealthTech, SaaS, EdTech, Food , Beverage
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

14) Prepare 4 VC

Prepare 4 VC

4 VC Oasis is a value-creating loop that helps early-stage entrepreneurs get through the hardest part of their startup's lifecycle.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jason Kraus
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

15) The Capital Network

The Capital Network

The Capital Network is a non-profit group that wants to change the story about which starups gets funding.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Women, Industry Agnostic
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 7

You can find their website here.

16) Factory45

Factory45

Since 2014, more than 500 fashion entrepreneurs have used Factory45 as their online business school.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Shannon Whitehead
  • Industries: Fashion, FinTech

You can find their website here.

17) Richi Entrepreneurs

Richi Entrepreneurs

Richi Entrepreneurs is a program of the Richi Foundation. Its goal is to help Life Sciences startups from all over the world by putting them in touch with Boston's unique innovation ecosystem.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Biotech, MedTech, HealthTech
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

18) Social Innovation Forum

Social Innovation Forum

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) brings about positive social change in the Boston area by bringing together leaders, making organisations stronger, and building networks.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Health, Workforce, Disabilities Access, Education, Impact, Environmental, Sustainability

You can find their website here.

19) Boston University Venture Accelerator

Boston University Venture Accelerator

The Boston University Venture Accelerator (BUVA) is a business accelerator that is run by and for students at Boston University.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Carlos Salazar, Eduardo Coronado, Gabriel De Selding, Laurens N. Spethmann
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

20) MassChallenge HealthTech

MassChallenge HealthTech

MassChallenge gives brave entrepreneurs the tools they need to shake up the status quo and make changes that will last.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: HealthTech

You can find their website here.

21) IDEA

IDEA

IDEA is a student-run program at Northeastern University that helps turn ideas into businesses and teaches people how to be entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

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