9 Awesome Accelerators & A Startup

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It takes a village to start a company. GAN accelerators do a great job surrounding entrepreneurs with a supportive network, which is why we wanted you to know nine awesome things GAN members are doing for the startup industry!

  • AlphaLab Gear announced the 2016 National Hardware Cup, the first nation-wide pitch competition focused exclusively on early-stage hardware startups. Know of any early stage physical product companies that would be interested in competing for the $50k Grand Prize?
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  • Blue Startups selected three winners from the Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP) Semi-Final Pitch Off Event to move on to the Regional Competition at East Meets West, an event bringing together entrepreneurs and investors from Asia and the US.
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  • Telluride Venture Accelerator Director, Thea Chase, has spent seven weeks in Qatar assisting in development of acceleration and incubation programs in the Middle East. Also, Telluride has been selected as one of the five statewide locations for Go-Code Colorado.
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  • StartFast completed its first four years of operation and 80% of their investors re-upped their commitments!
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  • Startupbootcamp has officially expanded to the United States! Their first two programs will be in Miami, Florida focused on digital health and New York City focused on FinTech. Learn more about their expansion here.
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  • H-Farm is going public – they were officially admitted to AIM (Alternative Investment Market) in Italy!
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ChoreMonster is a web and mobile platform that makes chores fun for kids and turns parents into superheroes. They have been through not one but two GAN accelerators. In 2011 they graduated from their hometown accelerator The Brandery and in 2014 they went through the Disney accelerator. And this year ChoreMonster won an Appy Award in the family and parenting category!
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