Database of Accelerators and Corporate Innovation

This is the latest database of accelerators and corporate innovation programs from the Kauffman Fellows and The Corporate Accelerator Database (Florian Heinemann) [Last update is January 19, 2016]

The Kauffman Fellows Accelerator and Corporate Innovation special interest group (SIG) does ongoing research on the latest innovations in accelerators and corporate programs.  Over the last five years a total to 85 corporate accelerators have been recorded worldwide with 31 new programs being launched in 2015 alone (Corporate Accelerators 2016 Outlook by Future Asia Ventures).

Company Accelerator Funding Equity Website Kauffman Fellow Comments Data Sources
The Pool The Pool No No Website Luis Barrios The Pool is an "entrepreneur club" that does small, focused demo days that are highly relevant for corporations and investors. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Royal Bank of Canada RBC Capital Partners NA NA Website David Borcsok RBC can provide sufficient capital to support your business or transaction, with an ability to commit up to $50 million in total financing.Ê Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Manos Accelerator Manos Accelerator $5k-$250k Yes Website Hana Yang Manos focuses on Latino entrepreneurs by providing access to early-stage capital and mentorship. Investment amounts are $5k-$250k investment and is supported by a number of corporations: Google, Samsung GIC, Brightstar and Nissan. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Royal Dutch Shell Future Energy Fund Yes Yes Website Bennett Cohen The Future Energy fund is focused on breakthrough alternative energy technology. They are stage agnostic and do work with green technology Incubators/accelerators for deal flow. Shell Technology Ventures also invests in technologies relevant to oil and gas, and chemicals. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Inception Sciences Versant VenturesÊ Yes Yes Website M. Jaione Maiz Business model that tightly couples universities with venture funding that includes management and scientific talent and ties to strategic investors. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Sozo Ventures NA Yes Yes Website Martin Garcia Sozo Ventures is a cross-border venture fund focused on helping startups achieve global expansion. They work closely with C-level strategic LPÕs in Japan help portfolio companies compete in a mature market, where relationships are critical for growth. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
NXTP Labs NXTP Labs Yes $25k + Follow-on Website Ariel Arrieta/Francisco Coronel NXTP Labs has expanded from its origins in Argentina to include other Latin American countries. The Labs instructs startups, as well as backers, in best practices. NXTP Labs has produced some impressive stats: 160 startups have participated in 8 programs over 4 years, including 45 Òhigh impactÓ companies. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
TechStars TechStars – Chicago Yes $120k Website Brian Luerrsen As with all TechStars programs, Chicago features a large group of mentors. They attract startup from around the world with a strong cohort of region teams. The Managing Directors in Chicago a very strong. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
GE Ventures New business creation NA NA Website Diana Maichin Staffed by entrepreneurial investors working to create and build new businesses of strategic value to GE. Their solutions connect the dots among GE as a partner of choice, external parties, and experienced management teams. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Founders Institute Founders Institute Launching Expansive Ventures NA Website Ramphis Castro The Founder Institute has had a sharp focus on developing entrepreneurs globally and took an aggressive goal of 1000 meaningful startups worldwide. They now have 1782 with a 85% success rate and are taking a new goal of 1,000,000 jobs globally. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
3M New Ventures NA Yes Yes Website Ewa Grzechnik New Ventures focuses on materials, electronics and enterprise software business models. Investments are mostly are series A and B [$1-5M], they do work with some accelerators and do a few series-seed investments. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Breakout Labs Breakout Labs Yes Yes Website Julia Moore The Peter Thiel backed Breaklabs uses philanthropy to support hard science startups. They award convertible grants
$350k per team determined by a process that is very academic like: Pear review led by top people in that science field.
Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Magazine Luiza NA No No Website Tatiana Collis Magazine Luiza is a large Brazilian retailer that innovates with M&A and joint venture programs. They are exploring partnerships, accelerators and globally based labs program. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
NetApp Inc. NA No No Website Janathan Kissane NetApp focuses on both organic and M&A for innovation. Developing new cloud business and partners closely with open ecosystems like Open Stack. Exploring accelerator style programs. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Intel Capital Diversity Fund Yes Yes Website Pradeep Tagare Intel Capital announced their $125M diversity fund in 2015. Initially focused in the U.S., the fund is looking to expand to other geographies like India. Funding for oversees markets may be earlier in the $1-3M range. Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Citrix Systems Inc Citrix Startup Acceler… $250k Convertible Note Website John McIntyre Seed funding closed end of 2015. Innovators Program continuing at Kauffman Fellows Accelerator SIG/John McIntyre
AIA AIA Accelerator No No Website
Airbus Group SE Airbus BizLab No No Website
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA Budweiser Dream Brewery $20K No Website
AT&T Inc AT&T Aspire Accelerator $50K + $25K ... Up to 5% Website
Autodesk Forge Program $500k - $1.5M Yes Website $100M Forge Fund for cloud startups/partners to use APIÕs, build out apps/functionality Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Autodesk Spark Fund $1m -$10M Yes Website Fund the most innovative 3D printing companies contributing Autodesk software/driversÊ Kauffman Fellows/John McIntyre
Axel Springer Axel Springer Plug and… 25K EUR 5% Website
Bank of Ireland Bank of Ireland Accele… 10K EUR 3% shared by... Website
Barclays PLC Barclays Accelerator $20K 6% to Techst... Website
Bayer AG Grants4Apps Accelerator 50K EUR <10% as an o... Website
BBC BBC Worldwide Labs No No Website
BNP Paribas Innov&Connect No No Website
Bonnier Bonnier Accelerator Flexible + P... Flexible Website
Cisco Systems Inc Cisco Entrepreneurs in… Flexible Website
Citigroup Inc Citi Accelerator Website
Citigroup Inc Citi Mobile Challenge No No Website
Coca-Cola Co The Bridge No No Website
DBS Group Holdings Ltd DBS Accelerator No No Website
Deloitte Beta-i No No Website
Deutsche Telekom AG hub:raum No No Website
dpa next media accelerator 0-50K EUR 3-10% Website
DPD UK DPD Last Mile labs 12.5K GBP + ... Flexible Website
E.ON SE :agile accelerator 10-20K EUR Website
Ernst & Young EY Startup Challenge No No Website
Gakken GAKKEN Accelerator Pro… 100,000 JPY ... Website
ImmobilienScout24 You Is Now 15K EUR No Website
Infinity Accelerator No No, but Infi... Website
ING Group Innovation Studio Up to 50K EUR Flexible Website
Ingram Content Group 1440 $30K 10% Website
Intel Corp Intel Education Accele… Up to $100K 6% Website
Intel Corp Ingenuity Partner Program No No Website
Interpublic Group of C... R/GA Accelerator $20K from Te... 6% to Techst... Website
John Lewis JLAB 20K GBP + Po... Flexible Website
Kaplan Kaplan EdTech Accelerator $20K from Te... 6% to Techst... Website
L Brands Inc Leading Entrepreneuria… No Website
La Poste Start’inPost Up to 5% (Op... Website
Lowe's Companies, Inc Lowe’s Accelerator Website
MasterCard Inc Start Path Europe No No Website
METRO AG techstars Metro Accele… Website
Microsoft Corp Microsoft Ventures Acc… No No Website
Microsoft Corp Microsoft Accelerator $20K 6% to Techst... Website
Modern Times Group MTGx MediaFactory $50K Flexible Website
Mondelez International... Shopper Futures Accele… $40K No Website
Nike Inc Nike Fuel Lab Website
Nordea Bank AB Startup Accelerator 6-100K EUR Flexible Website
Orange SA Orange Fab France Up to $20K a... Optional con... Website
PCH International Highway 1 $50K 4%-7% Website
Pearson plc Pearson Catalyst for E… No, but $15K... No Website
Pitney Bowes Inc Pitney Bowes Inc No No Website
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG ProSiebenSat.1 Acceler… 25K EUR 5% Website
Qualcomm Inc Qualcomm Robotics Acce… $20K from Te... To be confir... Website
Samsung Runway $50K No Website
Singapore Press Holdings SPH Plug and Play 30K SGD Website
Sprint Sprint Mobile Health A… $20K from Te... 6% to Techst... Website
Swire blueprint accelerator No No Website
Target Corp Target India Accelerator Website
Target Corp Techstars Retail Accel… Website
Technogym Wellness Accelerator Yes (amount ... 10% Website
Telecom Italia SpA #Wcap Accelerator 25K EUR No, but inve... Website
Telefonica SA wayra Around $50K Website
Telekom Malaysia Digital Malaysia Corpo… No No Website
Telenet Group Holding NV Telenet Idealabs At least 25K... No Website
Telstra muru-D $40K 6% Website
Time Warner Inc Media Camp $20K Flexible Website
Travelport Travelport Labs Incubator Up to $50K 8% Website
Tune Group Tune Labs No No Website
Unilever plc The Unilever Foundry, … Up to $50K (... Website
Volkswagen AG Volkswagen ERL Technol… Website
Walt Disney Co Disney Accelerator $20K from Te... Optional con... Website
Wells Fargo & Co Wells Fargo Startup Ac… $50K-$500K minority Website
William Hill plc WHLabs 25K GBP Flexible Website
Yahoo! Inc Yahoo Ad Tech Program No No Website
Yahoo! Inc SigmaLabs Accelerator Upon complet... Upon complet... Website
Yandex Tolstoy Summer Camp No, but some... No Website
YLE YLE Media Startup Acce… At least 17K... 6% Website