Business Incubator and Accelerator Directory—USA Workplaces for Budding Founders to Work, Learn and Network

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Business Incubator and Accelerator Directory—USA: According to Carl Schramm, there were 1,600 business incubators andbusiness incubator and accelerator directory—USA accelerators in the US in 2016. The Business Incubator and Accelerator Directory—USA presently only lists about 10% of that number, so use it freely, but keep looking round where you are! They come in many different styles and each tends to have its own particular focus. If you are looking for an incubator or accelerator, you will need to visit them to discover exactly what they offer. On the right is the shared working space at the Houston Technology Center.

It is difficult to define accurately which organizations are incubators and which are accelerators. Both sponsor the development of new enterprises. Both are highly valuable for the networking opportunities available. Incubators may or may not offer access to capital and frequently offer desk or small office spaces. Accelerators are most often based on competitive entry programs, are for limited periods. Finance is generally part of the deal and capital is generally in exchange for small equity stakes. Both frequently offer (and some insist) on learning programs.

Some business incubators and accelerators are commercial enterprises, others are nonprofit or based on cities and universities (there are over 200 based at business schools), or combinations of them. Another type of accelerator is associated with their sponsoring venture capitalists. Some funders are quasi-accelerators, offering pre-seed money and mentorship on a competitive basis.

There are also a growing number of large companies offering sponsorship and free products/services to eligible startups. Also, some accelerators will work with major companies on spinoff startups.

In addition, there are many co-working spaces, where networking can occur, but not an organized basis as with incubators, that offer formal events and training. Some accelerators and incubators also offer co-working space. There are also a growing number of maker spaces, where tech entrepreneurs can find equipment and networking for small-scale manufacturing.

Chains of maker spaces include Plug and Play Tech Center, which has locations in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas and Texas.

Alternatively, you may find what you are looking for in the Coworking Directory—USA, since there is beginning to be a blurring between the two types of spaces. Indeed, some have both incubation and coworking spaces.

This Business Incubator and Accelerator Directory—USA is under constant review. Comments and additions are welcome.

Each entry is marked I for Incubator and/or A for Accelerator. Where they specialize, they are marked: SE for Social EnterpriseT for Technology; W for Women. Where they have even greater specialization that is shown in brackets.

The Business Incubator and Accelerator Directory—USA in incomplete—for sure. Please write to to make additions, updates or improvements. On the other hand, you can always search in your own area. The kinds of things for which search include: business accelerators or incubators, economic development organizations, local business schools, and small business development centers.

Business Incubator and Accelerator Directory—USA


Bessemer Business Incubation System I

BizTech A

Decateur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center I

Innovation Depot A

Shoals Entrepreneurial Center I

The Entrepreneurial Center I

Tech Parks I (T)


The Ark A (T)

Bio Ventures I (T—life sciences)


AZ TechCelerator I

BioAccel A (nonprofit/science)

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation I (T)

Seed Spot A (SE)

Tech Parks Arizona A (T—university)

Moonshot at NACET A


Acceleprise A (T)

Alchemist Accelerator A

Amplify LA A (T)

AngelPad A (T)

Berkeley Ventures A (T)

Bolt A (T)

Boost VC I (T—VR, blockchain, AI, bots)

Founders Space A

Idealab I (T)

Imagine K12 A (T—education)

Launchpad LA A

Lemnos Labs A (T)

Matter A (SE—media)

Mucker Lab A

Octane Launch Pad A

Orange Fab A

Rock Health I/A (T—healthcare)

Tumml A (T/SE—urban innovation)

UpWest Labs A

YCombinator A (T)


Innovation Pavilion I

Innosphere I (T)

The Business Incubator Center I

Telluride Venture Accelerator A (SE)


reSET Social Enterprise Trust I/A (SE)


Beaver Street Enterprise Center I

Business Incubation Program I

FireSpring Fund A

Co:Lab I/A

Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center I (T)

Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute I (T—bioscience)

Tampa Bay Wave A

TED Center Business Incubator I

Venture Hive I/A


Advanced Technology Development Center I (T)

Augusta-Richmond Small Business Incubator I

Startup Runway A (SE—women & minorities)


Blue Startups A (T)


Flagship Enterprise Center I


Healthbox A (T—healthcare)

Impact Engine A (T/SE)

Insight Accelerator Labs A (T—healthcare)

mHub  (T, specifically manufacturing)

Tech Nexus A (T)

TechStars Chicago A (T)

The Incubator I (T—science)

University Technology Park I

Village Capital A (SE)


500 Startups A (T)

Blackbox A

FinTech Innovation Labs A (T—finance)

Fledge A (SE)

The Founder Institute A

TechStars A (T)


Awesome Inc I/A (T)

Aviatra Accelerators I/A (W)

Vogt Awards A

Xlerate Heath A (T—healthcare)


Propeller I/A (SE)


Accelerate Baltimore A

Conscious Venture Lab A (SE)

Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center


Bolt A (T)

Business Innovation Center I


Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development A


Ann Arbor SPARK A

Lansing Proto A (T—product development)

Tech Town Detroit I/A


Capital Innovators A (T)


N Motion A

New Jersey

Tiger Labs A

New York

AngelPad A (T)

Blueprint Health A (T—healthcare)

Blue Ridge Labs A (SE)

Bolt A (T)

Dreamit A (T—health/education)

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator A

LaunchPad LI A

Matter A (SE—media)

New York Digital Health Accelerator A (T—healthcare)

StartFast Venture Accelerator A

The Accelerator A (SE)

Urban Future Lab A (SE/T)

Z80 Incubator Labs I

North Carolina

Launch Chapel Hill A

The Startup Factory A


Appalachian Center for Economic Networks A

Aviatra Accelerators I/A (W)

Flashstarts A (T)

Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise A

JumpStart A

Launch House I

The Brandery I

Rev 1 Labs A

Taivara A



TenX A


Alphalab A (T—incl minorities)

Dreamit A (T—health/education)

Good Company Ventures A (SE)

Rhode Island

Rev-Up A (revenue-based funding)


Co.Lab A

Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Project Music A (T—music)


StartCo A

Zeroto510 A (T—healthcare)


Capital Factory I

Clean Energy Incubator A (T)

Coastal Bend Innovation Center I/A

Collide Village I/A

Economic Growth Business Incubator

Eden Business Incubator

Emergent I (T)

Health Wildcatters A (T—healthcare)

Innovation Underground I

iStart Valley A (T)

McAllen Creative Incubator I

Pioneers 21

Research Valley Innovation Center I (T)

RevTech Labs A (T—retail tech)

SeedSumo A (T—healthcare)

SKU A (T—consumer goods)

Tech Wildcatters A (T)

TechRanchAustin I (T)

Thinktiv A

Unltd USA A (SE)


Boom Startup A


DeltaClim Vermont

Excelerate Essex




Hatch I


Boom Startup A


Applied Process Engineering Laboratory I

Washington DC

Acceleprise A (T)

Fortify Ventures A

Seed Spot A (SE)


gener8tor A

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