What are some options for commercial accelerators for startups?

SeedAccelerator.com, a collaboration between three management professors (2 of whom had MIT roots), has been publishing seed accelerator ranking reports since 2014. The 2017 platinum accelerators include AngelPad and Y-combinator.

Check out the latest on top ranking seed accelerators on their website.

We have also heard about the following accelerators for student entrepreneurs, some of which are backed by Venture Capital (VC) firms. 

While these are great resources for students, know that you may run into a signaling issue if you go through an accelerator backed by a specific VC, and then you end up not raising money from them. This could be perceived as a flag by other potential investors.

With those caveats, here are a few examples of VC backed accelerators that cater to student entrepreneurs.


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