Startup Accelerators List

We’ve already talked about startup accelerators on our blog, so now we are going to observe the top 5 U.S. startup accelerators list!

How many startups accelerators exist?

F6s is a network where investors, startups, and startup accelerators are found.

1,284 startup accelerators are registered in the U.S. and Canada at the moment of writing this article. There are 5,359 startups accelerators from all over the world.

The Top

Seed accelerator rankings project has researched and provided the top U.S. startup accelerators. We are going to observe the best ones; the top 5 startup accelerators from the afore mentioned list!


The fifth top startup accelerator on the list is Alchemist from San Francisco. It was founded in 2012 by investor and Stanford instructor Ravi Belani. The backers of Alchemist are Cisco Systems, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Foundation Capital, and others. 54 companies have gone through an Alchemist Demo Day. 30 companies have received an institutional investment or a significant seed (a raise of $1 million or more even if no institutions participated in the raise).


The fourth top startup accelerator in the list is a startup program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The Edward L. Kaplan ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) started in 1996. Since it began, the NVC has launched more than 85 businesses which together have raised $240+ million in funding and created 1,300+ jobs. Some participants in this startup accelerator are GrubHub, Alltuition, and InContext Solutions.


The third place is held by Techstars which is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. Techstars was founded by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis in 2006.

It is interesting to mention that Techstars runs a three month long program in seven U.S. cities plus one in London and one in Berlin. Check out these Techstar stats:


The second from the top in the startup accelerators list is MuckerLab. It is the operating and acceleration platform of Mucker Capital. Their numbers are impressive with more than 200 million dollars raised by MuckerLab’s companies. All 26 MuckerLab startups were funded. You’ll have to visit Los Angeles to take part, but it seems to be one more benefit of MuckerLab, isn’t it?


The gold winner of a startup accelerators research is AngelPad.

AngelPad is an intensive mentorship program founded by ex-Googler Thomas Korte. Since launching in 2010, AngelPad companies have raised over $250m in funding and generated over $800m in exit value. Exits include Mopub (acq. by Twitter), Adku (acq. by Groupon), Astrid and Blink (acq. by Yahoo), Spotsetter (acq. by Apple) and several others. Regarding all the above mentioned startups, AngelPad seems to be the best startup accelerator in the U.S. for now.

The five best startup accelerators were observed above. Now, knowing everyone of them, you won’t doubt if you have a chance to take part in or collaborate with one of them. However, don’t miss a chance with a startup accelerator not mentioned in the list. Who knows, maybe you’ll become their world-famous star?

Originally published at 111 Minutes Blog