AlphaLab is a catalyst for launching the next generation of software, entertainment technology and Internet-related companies. Created byInnovation Works, one of the nation’s most active seed-stage investors, AlphaLab provides funding, free office space, expert business advisors and services through an intensive program in Pittsburgh. AlphaLab helps companies rapidly develop their technology, gain user feedback from early product releases, develop go-to-market strategies, and move toward successful commercial launch. Several AlphaLab companies have received national attention by being featured in ReadWriteWeb, Black Entrepreneur, This Week in Startups, and CNET in addition to other web publications. AlphaLab is also now a charter member of the TechStars Network.
The Farber Fellowship
An opportunity for MBA’s to invest their summer in social enterprise.
Greenstart – Startup Accelerator for Cleantech
Founded by UCLA alumnus Dave Graham.
Plug and Play
Basically they have a couple large offices in the valley and rent out space to startups (hundreds of startups under one roof), offer advice, set up meetings and hold various events throughout the year….it’s like summer camp for startups but year around and people trying to make it happen.
Designed to provide university-affiliated startups and first-time entrepreneurs with the environment and resources for advancing their startup initiative/company to the next level. Selected teams will receive a $15,000 financial stipend along with complimentary office space at a Highland location either in California or Massachusetts. Teams will have access to Highland investment professionals, mentors from our founder & CEO community along with further resources for injecting real-world advice, insight and perspectives into the entrepreneurial and company-building process. Highland receives no equity stake in exchange for participating in the core program and teams are under no obligation to Highland after the summer.
In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money (average $18k) in a large number of startups (most recently 63). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.