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46 Accelerators and Incubators in the Mobile Industry

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The Mobile industry 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 Mobile 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 46 best accelerators and incubators in the Mobile industry.


46 Mobile Accelerators and Incubators

1) Pioneer Square Labs

1) Pioneer Square Labs

Pioneer Square Labs is a technology startup studio and venture capital fund that develops and launches new businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Seattle
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Ben Gilbert, Geoff Entress, Greg Gottesman, Julie Sandler, Mike Galgon
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

2) Expa

2) Expa

Expa provides expertise, access, and capital to early-stage entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Garrett Camp
  • Number of investments: 93
  • Number of exits: 9

You can find their website here.

3) Boomtown Accelerators

3) Boomtown Accelerators

Boomtown's specialized accelerator programs assist startups in turning their concepts into successful, scalable enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Boulder
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Alex Bogusky, Jack Donenfeld, Jose Vieitez, Kyle Groth, Toby Krout
  • Number of investments: 174
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

4) NEXT Canada

4) NEXT Canada

NEXT Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Ajay Agrawal, Claudia Hepburn, Reza Satchu, Tim Hodgson
  • Number of investments: 316
  • Number of exits: 16

You can find their website here.

5) AlphaLab

5) AlphaLab

AlphaLab is a globally recognized software accelerator that assists early-stage technology entrepreneurs in determining the best strategy to establish and expand their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Pittsburgh
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Jim Jen
  • Number of investments: 104
  • Number of exits: 7

You can find their website here.

6) Tampa Bay WaVE

6) Tampa Bay WaVE

Tampa Bay WaVE is a non-profit that helps entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area. It was founded "by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs."

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Tampa
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Linda Olson
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

7) InnoSpring Seed Fund

7) InnoSpring Seed Fund

InnoSpring Seed Fund is a technology seed fund funded by growth-stage venture capital firms such as KPCB, IDG Capital, Legend Capital, and NLVC, among others.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Palo Alto
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Eugene Zhang, Xiao Wang
  • Number of investments: 44
  • Number of exits: 13

You can find their website here.

8) Travel Startups Incubator

8) Travel Startups Incubator

The Travel Technologies Incubator has invested $25,000 in the world's best travel entrepreneurs and early-stage travel technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Orlando
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Matt Zito, Nicole Zito
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

9) ideaTree Inc.

9) ideaTree Inc.

An early-stage investor who focuses on coaching and offering resources to early-stage entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: West Hollywood
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Siddharth Arora
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 26

You can find their website here.

10) Z80 Labs Technology Incubator

10) Z80 Labs Technology Incubator

The Z80 Labs Technology Incubator provides early-stage enterprises with facilities and funds in order to jumpstart the internet-based technology sector.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Buffalo
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Jordan Levy, Ron Schreiber
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

11) Plarium

11) Plarium

Plarium is an online platform that allows avid gamers all over the world to create mobile and communal experiences.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Israel
  • City: Herzliya
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Avraham (Avi) Shalel, Michael Morgovsky, Ron Rofe
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

12) Chinaccelerator

12) Chinaccelerator

SOSV runs Chinaccelerator, a Shanghai-based accelerator that offers initial investment, mentorship, and legal aid to software startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Cyril Ebersweiler, Sean O'Sullivan
  • Number of investments: 251
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

13) Sputnik ATX

13) 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
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joe Merrill, Oksana Mindyuk Malysheva
  • Number of investments: 55
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

14) TechHub

14) TechHub

The home of technology entrepreneurs and startup teams is TechHub.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Andris K. Berzins, Elizabeth Varley, Ernests Štāls, Matthew Warren, Mike Butcher, Stewart Noakes

You can find their website here.

15) GSD Venture Studios

15) GSD Venture Studios

A venture studio dedicated to assisting resilient entrepreneurs in their efforts to #GoGlobal.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Menlo Park
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Derek Distenfield, Gary A. Fowler
  • Number of investments: 6
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

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16) 88mph.ac

16) 88mph.ac

In the African market, 88mph invests in early-stage web and mobile firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Kenya
  • City: Nairobi
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Kresten Buch
  • Number of investments: 30
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

17) Archimedes Labs

17) Archimedes Labs

Archimedes Labs assists startup entrepreneurs in telling their narrative in order to obtain the best possible funding.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Palo Alto
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Kambiz Hooshmand, Keith Teare, Kevin Doerr, Michael Arrington
  • Number of investments: 19
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

18) Silicon Catalyst

18) Silicon Catalyst

The only startup incubator in the world dedicated solely to semiconductor solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Santa Clara
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Rick Lazansky
  • Number of investments: 13

You can find their website here.

19) Founders Space

19) Founders Space

The world's leading Global Incubator + Accelerator is Founders Space. We help entrepreneurs shock the world with 50 partners in 22 countries!

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Naomi Kokubo, Steven Hoffman

You can find their website here.

20) RevTech Labs

20) RevTech Labs

RevTech Labs is a Charlotte-based incubator that helps tech entrepreneurs get off the ground.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Charlotte
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Adam Hill, Dan Roselli

You can find their website here.

21) Start Co.

21) Start Co.

Start Co. is a startup accelerator that focuses on B2B, logistics, women-led businesses, and social impact.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Memphis
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Andre Fowlkes, Eric Mathews
  • Number of investments: 25

You can find their website here.

22) Nanabianca

22) Nanabianca

Nanabianca is a Florence-based startup accelerator that focuses on high-tech startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Florence
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Alessandro Sordi, Jacopo Marello, Paolo Barberis
  • Number of investments: 34
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 17

You can find their website here.

23) MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL

23) MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is a global project that promotes digital innovation while also improving people's lives.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Barcelona
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

24) IMI.VC

24) IMI.VC

IMI.VC is a venture capital firm that invests in and provides working money to creative internet-based start-ups and technologies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Russia
  • City: Moscow
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Igor Matsanyuk
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

25) Orange Fab

25) Orange Fab

Orange Fab is a late-stage business accelerator that focuses on distribution and growth.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2013
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Funding amount: $20,000
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

26) True Incube

26) True Incube

True Incube is a Thailand-based tech incubator run by True Group. True Incube has formed an alliance with 500 Startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Thailand
  • City: Bangkok
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Saroj Ativitavas
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

27) Thinktiv

27) 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
  • City: Austin
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Justin Petro, Paul Burke
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

28) Techstars Smart Mobility

28) Techstars Smart Mobility

The Techstars Smart Transportation Accelerator focuses on revolutionary smart mobility technology for smart cities and smart infrastructure.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Turin
  • Number of investments: 22

You can find their website here.

29) Auctus Alternative

29) Auctus Alternative

Invest. Manage. Succeed. Providing entrepreneurs with essential capabilities in addition to capital.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Melbourne
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Shashi Fernando
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

30) Amplifi

30) Amplifi

Mentorship-focused accelerator for B2B SaaS firms in their early stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Amitava Neogi, Ravi Veeraghanta, Rohinton Bharucha, Sudarshan Narayan, UDay Deshpande
  • Number of investments: 18

You can find their website here.

31) Disruptive Labs

31) Disruptive Labs

Disruptive Labs is a venture studio specializing in the development and growing of technology businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Santa Monica
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Josh Swan, Marco Franzoni
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

32) Altergaia

32) Altergaia

Altergaia is a startup incubator and business accelerator situated in Buenos Aires that specializes on technology and mobile enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Argentina
  • City: Buenos Aires
  • Founders: Antonio Peña, Mario de Luca
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

33) Accelerator Academy

33) Accelerator Academy

The Accelerator Academy is a program for digital entrepreneurs that want to expand their company.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Ian Merricks
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

34) Velocis

34) Velocis

Velocis works with early-stage firms to help them grow into fantastic technology-based businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Dallas
  • Started in: 2008

You can find their website here.

35) Sparknext

35) Sparknext

In collaboration with Founders, we're building better startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Mumbai
  • Started in: 2013
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

36) Momentum Accelerator

36) Momentum Accelerator

Momentum is the world's first mobile-first accelerator and fund, with a hands-on approach and deep specialized knowledge in the field.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Mario G. Tapia, Mike Rowehl, Ryan Bloomer
  • Number of investments: 6
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

37) Start You Up Accelerator

37) Start You Up Accelerator

Start You Up Accelerator is a global startup accelerator that focuses on the creation of innovative and scalable businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • City: Vitória
  • Started in: 2010

You can find their website here.

38) Alien Ventures

38) Alien Ventures

Mobile and IT consulting, as well as a venture capital fund

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Madrid
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Fernando Mateus Fernandez

You can find their website here.

39) 1stMOVER

39) 1stMOVER

1stMOVER creates digital businesses using agile startup processes, the maximum scaling potential, and well-defined investment criteria.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Düsseldorf
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Klemens Gaida, Peter Hornik, Ralf Lauterbach
  • Number of investments: 11

You can find their website here.

40) Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam

40) Startupbootcamp Commerce Amsterdam

A vertical program focusing on Commerce and Retail solutions is operated by us.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Marc Wesselink, Patrick Zeeuw, Ruud Hendriks
  • Number of investments: 35
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

41) Elevate Blue

41) Elevate Blue

On the north side of Lake Tahoe, there is a startup accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Incline Village
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Jameson Stafford

You can find their website here.

42) Betafabrik

42) Betafabrik

Betafabrik is an independent incubator for consumer and mobile internet digital business models.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Köln
  • Started in: 2011
  • Number of investments: 4
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

43) Growth Hacking Accelerator

43) Growth Hacking Accelerator

Growth Hacking Accelerator is an online service that provides its members with daily growth hacking email ideas.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco

You can find their website here.

44) Relatively Fund

44) Relatively Fund

A pure tech accelerator that develops, operates, and invests in the region's most forward-thinking entrepreneurs and inventors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Jordan
  • City: Amman
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Mohd Santarissy

You can find their website here.

45) Startup Lab MX

45) Startup Lab MX

Startup Lab MX is a place where people with creative ideas, entrepreneurs, and companies can be inspired, connected, and empowered.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Mexico
  • City: Potosi
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Ana Greta Ibañez, Eduardo Calvillo Gamez, Pedro Martinez-Estrada

You can find their website here.

46) iTime Fund

46) iTime Fund

iTime Fund is a seed-stage mobile-focused enterprise that aids in the growth of businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Frisco
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Rashad Ali
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

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