Silicon Valley's 36 Best Startup Accelerators & Incubators [2021]

Silicon Valley's 36 Best Startup Accelerators & Incubators [2021]

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1. Boost VC

  • Location: San Mateo, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Sci-Fi Businesses

  • Investment Size: $500K

  • Program Length: 3 Months

Boost VC runs a business accelerator program that invests $500K in the success of Sci-Fi entrepreneurs and founders. This accelerator program inspires and provides business owners with big visions and wild business ideas. They build an ecosystem of Sci-Fi entrepreneurs, mentors, peers, investors, and experts and provides office space, networking skills, growth mindset, partner & legal support, and access to various programs and events. Some of its portfolio companies are Aragon, Coinbase, Etherscan, Unstoppable, Wyre, Deepgram, and many more.

Apply to Boost VC, or learn more ➜

2. Thrive by SVG Ventures

  • Location: Los Gatos, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Agricultural Technologies

  • Investment Size: $100K

  • Program Length: 3 Months

Thrive by SVG Ventures runs a business program that accelerates the success of innovative agricultural technology businesses. They support seed-stage startups and guide them to build efficient, secure, and sustainable business agriculture firms. This program provides participants with access to industry corporates & farmers, mentorship, investment up to $100K, brand exposure, business education, and access to attend an award-winning business program.

Apply to Thrive by SVG Ventures, or learn more ➜

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3. Maven Ventures

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Software Businesses

  • Investment Size: $750K-$1M

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Maven Ventures hosts a business program whose mission is to improve customers' lives by building scalable business firms and enterprises. They provide software startups with seed investment of $750K-$1M, mentorship advice, growth techniques, product/market fit, marketing & PR services, CEO guidance, professional coaching, fundraising advice, connection-building opportunities, and Hyper-Growth Retreat program necessary to succeed in the industry.

Apply to Maven Ventures, or learn more ➜

4. Start X

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Tech and Medtech Businesses

  • Investment Size: $9K

  • Program Length: 6 Months

Start X hosts a program in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School for Education for the entrepreneurs and industry experts in the niche of MedTech and Technology. They help companies grab funding, talent, and a secure place in the industry through resources and networking opportunities. This program also hosts a 6-months Students-in -Residence program where they provide members with scholarships, funding up to $9K, customized coaching, mentorship from industry experts, business training, and acceleration from the highest-potential founders.

Apply to Start X, or learn more ➜

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5. UpWest

  • Location: Tel Aviv/California

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: $25K-$300K

  • Program: 4 Months

UpWest is a micro venture capital program that targets Israeli startups and helps them break into the US market. They are known to use a hands-on approach for supercharging the growth of startups. They also provide seed funding to startups at an early age, proximity, access to market and capital, and a supportive team of experienced mentors and industry experts. UpWest also helps startups to simplify their planning, logistics, and transition into the US market, and tackle the US market entry challenges.

Apply to UpWest, or learn more ➜

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6. Women's Startup Lab

  • Location: Menlo Park, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Women-owned Businesses

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 2 Weeks

Women's Startup Lab runs a program to accelerate the success of tech startup businesses owned by women entrepreneurs. This program empowers female founders to be strong and successful leaders of the industry and assists them in creating impactful startups to shape and influence the world. They help entrepreneurs face unique business challenges by providing business-growth models, support, mentorship, investment, and pathways to success. Women's Startup Lab offers encouragement, boosts confidence, and empowers women entrepreneurs to build successful tech ventures in Silicon Valley.

Apply to Women's Startup Lab, or learn more ➜

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7. Prospect Silicon Valley

  • Location: San Jose, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 6 Months

Prospect Silicon Valley runs a business program to foster technology advancement by representing an ecosystem of startups, corporates, governments, and academic partners to bring new business solutions to the industry. This program launches innovative pilot programs, develops market-ready startups, and establishes productive and meaningful relationships. They provide participants with mentorship from experts, business support, strategic business advice, business resources, and funding sources to accelerate the growth of businesses.

Apply to Prospect Silicon Valley, or learn more ➜

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8. One Valley

  • Location: San Mateo, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

One Valley business program, formerly known as GSV Labs, is a platform for the accelerated growth of founders and innovators in the industry. This program empowers innovation by providing them with access to resources, networking & collaborative opportunities, and a diversified program named Passport. Passport program supports startups and entrepreneurs and helps them build emerging businesses by providing them with various perks, mentorship, guidance, resources, access to events, and networking opportunities with investors and resources.

Apply to One Valley, or learn more ➜

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9. 42 Angelitos

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

42 Angelitos runs a startup catapult program that supports early-stage entrepreneurs and collaborates with them to make the world a better place. They provide participants with skills, networking opportunities with professionals, disruptive growth-enabled business ideas, and the potential to move forward in the industry. Chris H. Leeb founded this program and has Conex UP, Get in the Ring, EU-Startups, and Ennea as its potential partners.

Apply to 42 Angelitos, or learn more ➜

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10. Mach49

  • Location: Redwood City, Silicon Valley and Singapore

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 12 weeks

Mach49 organizes a growth-incubator program for businesses on a global scale. They help companies grow from the idea stage to the action stage, invests in them, and helps them accelerate their strategies in the market. This program builds a pipeline for the success of business ventures and assists them in launching their business ventures in the duration of 12-weeks. Mach49 also provides venture capital funds, partnerships, mentorships, networking opportunities with investors and established entrepreneurs, and advocates to move forward in the industry.

Apply to Mach49, or learn more ➜

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11. Tandem

  • Location: Menlo Park, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology and Innovation

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Tandem runs a program to build businesses by collaborating technology and market innovation. This program helps disruptive entrepreneurs and founders and helps them develop their brands, distribution channels and acquire customers. They provide members with business models, business growth advice, investment, go-to-market strategies, real-world experiences, connection-building opportunities in the Silicon Valley Hub, and expert advice in the niche of transportation, logistics, entertainment, media, food, beverages, construction, real estate, and CPG.

Apply to Tandem , or learn more ➜

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12. Samsung Next

  • Location: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Seoul

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Samsung Next organizes a business program that invests in the success of bold and ambitious founders in the niches like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Healthtech, Fintech, Infrastructure, and Mediatech. They also provide support and guidance to the entrepreneurs and help them move forward in the industry. Some of its portfolio companies are AST, Big Health, Covariant, Dapper, Grover, Spatial, Super Rare, and more.

Apply to Samsung Next, or learn more ➜

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13. The Fabric

  • Location: *Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley and Chennai, Tamil Nadu *
  • Industry: Cloud/IoT Infrastructure
  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed
  • Program Length: Not Disclosed
  • Equity Taken: Not Disclosed

The Fabric organizes a business program that collaborates with founders to launch and co-create businesses in the IoT/Cloud Infrastructure Space; they also assist business ventures to grow their innovative ideas into successful ventures. This program works with entrepreneurs, venture firms, and strategic investors and follows the Fabric and CO-Creation approach for helping participants of the program. They provide members with collaborative ideas, team-building opportunities, market fit, funding, concept-to-product assistance, business models, and access to innovation labs to succeed in the industry.

Apply to The Fabric, or learn more ➜

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14. BayLink LLC

  • Location: Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Medical Device Businesses

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

BayLink LLC hosts a medical device business accelerator and incubator program to turn groundbreaking business ideas into actual medical device products. It helps startup companies in the development and commercialization of medical devices in a high-tech business environment. It also accelerates the growth of products in the niche of life science, IT, healthcare, home care, and online retailing.

Apply to BayLink LLC, or learn more ➜

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15. BootUP World

  • Location: Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 13 Weeks

BootUP World runs a program that focuses on changing the world through innovation and entrepreneurship. Its mission is to empower entrepreneurs to solve global business problems by providing them with a growth mindset and innovative business culture. This program helps business startups from early-stage to established startups to unlock the growth potential in Silicon Valley. They also host a 'BootUP Silicon Valley Launchpad' program designed to help international startups enter the ecosystem of Silicon Valley by providing them mentorship, resources, networking opportunities, workshops, boot camps, and various other additional programs.

Apply to BootUP World, or learn more ➜

16. Silicon Valley Accelerator

  • Location: San Mateo, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Silicon Valley Accelerator program assists enterprise-oriented startups in their growth and development. To date, this program has delivered hundreds of growth agendas to startups through partnerships. They leverage the extensive network to early-stage companies and helps them in innovating the entrepreneurial community. This accelerator program provides entrepreneurs with a built-in support structure, business growth & market strategies, product development, a highly focused coworking environment, networking opportunities with peers and mentors, business education & guidance, and financing opportunities.

Apply to Silicon Valley Accelerator, or learn more ➜

17. Edvenswa

  • Location: San Jose, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Edvenswa runs a business program that provides business enterprises with technology resources to accelerate the growth of businesses and scale them through innovative paths. They offer assistance, support, and solutions to business firms in the verticals of banking, finance, life science, healthcare, security, supply chain, logistics, environment, energy, education, and more. Edvenswa also provides incubation services to businesses to go from the idea stage to the growth stage and helps them in product prototyping & engineering, customer engagement, and networking.

Apply to Edvenswa, or learn more ➜

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18. Hive

  • Location: Global

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 3.5 Day

Hive organizes a global business program that helps entrepreneurs and leaders leave a positive impact on the world. They accelerate the personal growth, business growth, and social impact of businesses in the industry. Hive hosts a 3.5-day Hive Global Summit program designed to enable innovators, founders, and entrepreneurs to become the best version of themselves. They provide participants with access to regional and social events, networking opportunities, mentorship & guidance on topics such as entrepreneurship, scale investing, technology, wellness, personal development, and global impact.

Apply to Hive, or learn more ➜

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19. Singularity University

  • Location: Mountain View, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Singularity University runs a business program for startups, organizations, government firms, non-profit, and NGOs and helps them be ahead of the technological curve. They accelerate the performances of the businesses by increasing collaboration and innovation capacities. They offer Digital Memberships to serve as a strategic guide to the members throughout their journey and also helps them face complex business and social challenges. This program assists them in uncovering new emerging technologies, business trends, models, making cross-industry connections with business experts & mentors, and building a successful business firm.

Apply to Singularity University, or learn more ➜

20. German Accelerator

  • Location: Global

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

German Accelerator operates a highly customizable business program that helps entrepreneurs grow global-mindset, navigate markets and their trends, accelerate growth & success, and empowers them to move forward in the industry. This program provides them with customized mentorship, individualized support, an extensive business network, and partnership opportunities. They host programs such as Kickstart International, Market Discovery Program, Market-Access Program, and Life-Science Program - entrepreneurs and businesses may choose the right program according to their needs.

Apply to German Accelerator, or learn more ➜

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21. Paladin

  • Location: Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Businesses owned by underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Paladin organizes a business program to empower and inspire underserved and underrepresented entrepreneurs and leverage a vast startup ecosystem. They foster an authentic business environment and a collaborative community of entrepreneurs and provides them with capital, venture funds, mentorship, and business advice from experts.

Apply to Paladin, or learn more ➜

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22. AI Fund

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and Columbia

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

AI Fund organizes a business program that collaborates with entrepreneurs and helps them solve complex business challenges using artificial intelligence. They work intensively with early-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with business resources, mentorship advice, strategic business decisions, product & market fit, and fundraising opportunities. Some of the portfolio companies of AI Fund are Landing AI, Woebot, Factored, Content Groove, Zest, and Credo.

Apply to AI Fund, or learn more ➜

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23. Archimedes Studio

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: All Industries

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Archimedes Studio hosts a business program that provides a roadmap to success for entrepreneurs. This program prospers the business ideas and provides a platform for the founders to thrive on those ideas. They follow a unique 'Triggered Warrant' business approach to build the foundation for the success of business ventures. Some of its portfolio companies are Miles, Infarm, Around, Millicast, Undisclosed, and many more.

Apply to Archimedes Studio, or learn more ➜

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24. Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)

  • Location: San Jose, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Latino Entrepreneurs

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 8 Weeks

Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) runs a non-profit business program to improve the lives of Latino entrepreneurs in the US. This program empowers them to grow their businesses through education, research, and the development of the ecosystem. They promote entrepreneurship through excellence and collaboration. LBAN collaborates with Stanford University and hosts the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative program to help startup businesses owned by Latino entrepreneurs to succeed in the industry.

Apply to Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), or learn more ➜

25. SCALEit

  • Location: Copenhagen, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program: 12 Weeks

SCALEit is an accelerator program that helps technology companies to scale globally. The startups having a scalable business idea and the ambition to sell products in the global market can join this accelerator program. They inspire startups and demonstrate to them how to take advantage of the business opportunities in Silicon Valley. This 12-week accelerator program provides tech companies of Denmark with a focused entrance to the global tech market via Silicon Valley.

Apply to SCALEit, or learn more ➜

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26. Founder Friendly Labs

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Software Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Founder Friendly Labs runs an equity-free startup accelerator program for the technology industry professionals. They help software technology startups to flourish in the industry and also assists them in overcoming business challenges faced in starting a business company. This program offers members one-on-one mentoring sessions, expert advice, online networking opportunities, and various perks & benefits.

Apply to Founder Friendly Labs, or learn more ➜

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27. World Innovation Lab (WIL)

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and Tokyo

  • Industry: Innovative Businesses

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

World Innovation Lab (WIL) runs an innovative business program that offers support, guidance, and capital to the active startup ecosystems in Tokyo and Silicon Valley. This program helps them accelerate their global growth by providing them with investments, executive relationships, customer adoption strategies, business partnerships, advice, empowerment, training, partnership opportunities with business experts and leading startups, workshops, mentorship programs, and access to pitching events.

Apply to World Innovation Lab (WIL), or learn more ➜

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28. TINC Accelerator Program

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 4 Weeks

TINC Accelerator Program hosted by the Nordic Innovation House helps technology startups grow and scale their businesses on a global scale. This 4-month program designed for Nordic Tech Startups provides them with the global mindset, business know-how, validation of product-market fit, business model, and potential to scale in the competitive business environment. TINC Accelerator is a phenomenal program that offers coaching & guidance to businesses essential for their growth and success.

Apply to TINC Accelerator Program, or learn more ➜

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29. Start Smart Labs

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Big Data and SaaS companies

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Start Smart Labs operates a business incubator program that provides mentoring, coaching, engineering resources, office space, guidance, and administrative resources to Big Data and SaaS business startups. This program invests in the success of early-stage startups by helping them build scalable and profitable business ventures through removing friction, proving product-market fit, and proving a Minimum Viable Product.

Apply to Start Smart Labs, or learn more ➜

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30. Imagine K12

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Education Technology

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Imagine K12 runs an education technology accelerator program, assisted by the Y combinator. To date, they have helped more than 100 EduTech startup companies. This program provides members with strategic business advice, programming, mentorship & guidance, and networking opportunities with education-focused investors and peer community. Some of its portfolio companies are Panorama, Class Dojo, Remind, No Red Link, Bloomboard, Raise Me, and many others.

Apply to Imagine K12, or learn more ➜

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31. Techcode

  • Location: Global

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Techcode operates a global business program that provides incubation services to businesses in the niche of AI, IoT, Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, New Materials, and ICV. They provide startups with inspiration and an atmosphere to connect and grow in the industry. Some of its global startup portfolio companies are Focal Spec, MatchUp Box, Zip Jet, Pill Tracker, Open Project, Yukka Lab, Match X, Darma, Cocoon Cam, and so on.

Apply to Techcode , or learn more ➜

32. Manos Accelerator

  • Location: San Jose, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Startups led by Latino Entrepreneurs

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 3 Months

Manos Accelerator program hosted by Google Developers Launchpad helps Latino entrepreneurs to build successful & profitable businesses in the ecosystem of Silicon Valley. This program provides startups with hands-on business experience, resources, capital, guidance, mentorship, infrastructure, pathways to success, and access to demo day programs to showcase their products and services to potential customers and investors. They operate an accelerator program for 3-months and a scale-up program for one week to help them move forward in the industry.

Apply to Manos Accelerator, or learn more ➜

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33. KIC (Korean Innovation Center) Silicon Valley

  • Location: San Jose, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Korean Technology Companies

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Varies

KIC (Korean Innovation Center) Silicon Valley runs a business program that connects Korean technology companies to the global markets. This program is a frontier for Korean tech startups and provides businesses with the acceleration services necessary to expand their operations. They help them build a startup ecosystem, focus on 4IR technology, and operate various programs running for different periods. KIC Silicon Valley also offers system integration, legal, accounting, and consulting services to its members.

Apply to KIC (Korean Innovation Center) Silicon Valley, or learn more ➜

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34. Founders Floor

  • Location: San Jose, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: 3 Months

Founders Floor hosts an accelerator program and a coworking space for the tech startup companies to grow and flourish in the industries. They provide startups with seed investment, business funds, mentorship & advice, acceleration services, deep-dive talks & strategies, 1-on-1 mentorship, business education on topics such as product development, distribution, and market design, critical business thinking, funding opportunities, and access to startup events & demo day presentations.

Apply to Founders Floor, or learn more ➜

35. Ignite XL Ventures

  • Location: Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology centric Beauty & Wellness Companies

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Ignite XL Ventures operates a business program to help technology-focused beauty and wellness businesses. This program focuses on the success of early-stage startups and provides them with pre-seed & seed investments, access to the global market network, and talents to expand businesses. Some of its portfolio companies are Reetzy, Dr. Elsa Jungman, Dr. Jones, Alleyoop, Tabela, Wild.AI, and many more.

Apply to Ignite XL Ventures, or learn more ➜

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36. Motus Ventures

  • Location: Redwood City, Silicon Valley

  • Industry: Technology Industry

  • Investment Size: Not Disclosed

  • Program Length: Not Disclosed

Motus Ventures runs a business accelerator and early-stage VC fund program that fills the gaps in the industry through breakthrough technologies, a pathway to commercialization, and modern civilization. They help businesses in the niche of IoT, sensors, artificial intelligence, robotics, renewable energy, industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing, innovative materials, smart cities, agtech, electric automation & aviation, mobility, neuromorphic computing. This program provides members with capital, networking opportunities with investors and industry experts, and access to academic research to develop game-changing products and businesses.

Apply to Motus Ventures, or learn more ➜

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