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If you are looking to start your business in Philadelphia, 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 9 most popular accelerators and incubators from Philadelphia.


The 9 Best Accelerators and Incubators in Philadelphia

1) Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

1) Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

This initiative aims to promote companies in the fields of connectivity, media, and entertainment.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2006
  • Industries: Advice, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Training, Virtual Reality
  • Number of investments: 38
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

2) ic@3401

2) ic@3401

ic@3401 is Philadelphia's largest gathering of sponsored, early-stage software firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Business Development, Finance, Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 50
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 0

You can find their website here.

3) Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)

3) Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)

Investors, entrepreneurs, and professional advisors are brought together through the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT).

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Banking, Consulting, FinTech, Information Technology, Insurance, Venture Capital

You can find their website here.

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4) NextFab

4) NextFab

NextFab is a makerspace that offers digital and traditional fabrication technologies, as well as seminars, events, and consultancy.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Evan D. Malone
  • Industries: Crowdfunding, Education
  • Number of investments: 13
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

5) Launch Lane

5) Launch Lane

Launch Lane helps tech and tech-enabled firms make the move from prototype to sales and customer acquisition.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Number of investments: 7

You can find their website here.

6) GoodCompany Group

6) GoodCompany Group

Social entrepreneur incubator

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Chris Bentley, David Famolari, Jacob Gray, Jason Keramidas, Naeemah Nelson, Shoshanna Loeb, Sid Amster
  • Industries: Incubators

You can find their website here.

7) Penn Wharton VIP

7) Penn Wharton VIP

VIP-C (incubator), VIP-X (accelerator), and VIP-SF (seed fund) are three programs offered by the University of Pennsylvania (for alums).

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Advice, Communities, Incubators
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

8) Rapid Hardware Accelerator

8) Rapid Hardware Accelerator

The Rapid Hardware Accelerator is a twelve-week program aimed at assisting hardware entrepreneurs in getting their businesses off the ground.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Industries: Business Development, Financial Services, Management Consulting
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

9) Baiada Institute

9) Baiada Institute

Drexel University's business incubator provides students and alumni with startup community space, content, mentoring, and competitions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • Started in: 2001
  • Industries: Incubators

You can find their website here.

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