Accelerator

ABC Accelerator:

ABC Accelerator is one of IDEAS partners, located 5 minutes away from SJSU over at WeWork Towers, ABC takes advanced startups from all over the world to Silicon Valley and helps them scale their business.

Manos Accelerator
Manos Accelerator is an accelerator program with an emphasis on providing mentorship and hands-on education to promising Latino-led startups.

500 Startups
500’s mission is to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We believe that great founders come in all shades, genders, and nationalities. Since our inception, we’ve made it our mission to find and empower talented founders, whether they’re across the world or overlooked in our own backyard.

Plug and Play Accelerator
With 22 locations across the world but headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play Accelerator have a number of different verticals to work with a wide variety of companies.

Founder Institute
The Founder Institute is the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging curriculum and strong post-program support, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with structure, mentorship, and a network to start an enduring company.

Techstars
Each year, we choose over 300 companies to join our three month mentorship-driven accelerator, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars Network for life.

Y Combinator
Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started. Some companies may need no more than seed funding. Others will go through several rounds. There is no right answer; how much funding you need depends on the kind of company you start. At Y Combinator, our goal is to get you through the first phase. Then we can introduce you to later stage investors—or occasionally even acquirers.

Boost VC
Boost runs two accelerator programs every year in which they provide capital, mentorship, and other resources to startups in the blockchain, virtual reality, or making science fiction a reality.

FFL Startup Accelerator
Located in Palo Alto, Founder Friendly Labs offers an accelerator program to early-stage software technology startups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Imagine K12
Located in Redwood City, Imagine K12 is a part of the Y Combinator that specifically accelerates education technology startups.

SKTA Innopartners
The business development arm of leading Korean wireless operator SK Telecom, SKTA Innopartners is an accelerator program for technology startups in a variety of industries.

UpWest Labs
UpWest Labs invests in promising early-stage tech startups in Israel looking to break into the American market.