Category Archives: accelerators

Red Bull Academy for Social Entrepreneurs Comes to Baltimore

More and more successful companies are giving back by helping fledgling entrepreneurs get their ventures off the ground.  Boston Beer (aka Sam Adams) offers loans and mentoring through its Brewing the American Dream program. Yogurt superstar Chobani runs an incubator for food startups. Now Red Bull is the latest to join the party. The energy drink seller is […]

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New Startup Accelerator Seeking Climate Change Ventures

A new accelerator is looking for entrepreneurs fighting climate change. Called Climate Ventures 2.0, it’s run by GoodCompany Ventures, a Philadelphia-based social enterprise accelerator, and will accept 10 startups aimed specifically at addressing climate-related threats to agriculture and the resilience of water systems. Private initiatives have become even more important in recent weeks. As balmy […]

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From Conflict to Commerce: A New Crop of Veteran Entrepreneurs is Making an Impact

Starting a business is hard enough. But try doing it in a war-torn country short on infrastructure and long on danger. For Kimberly Jung, a former army engineer officer who led a platoon and served on reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, those challenges come with the territory. Jung is CEO and cofounder—along with three other vets, […]

An Accelerator For Startups That Improve The Lives of The Elderly

There are accelerators for food, civic tech and healthcare. Add aging to the list. That’s the focus of Aging2.0 Academy, a San Francisco-based accelerator that targets startups with products and services for senior care.  Aging Baby Boomers will push the number of seniors to more than 80 million by 2050, from 43 million in 2012—a fact […]