These Are The 15 Best Accelerators In The U.S.

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We are happy to see Jumpstart Foundry on the list of the the 15 Best Accelerators in the U.S. JSF is located here in the Entrepreneur Center, and applications are now open for 2014. JSF is a Mentor-driven 14-week technology product accelerator, running from May 18th to August 22nd, 2014. 

From Techcrunch

These Are The 15 Best Accelerators In The U.S.

Business accelerators like Y Combinator and TechStars have come to occupy a critical geography in the tech landscape, and today two professors are announcing the results of their survey to determine which ones have come out on top at South By Southwest.

“The goal of the seed accelerator rankings project is to start a larger conversation about the accelerator phenomenon, its effects and its prospects for the future,” according to a presentation by Professor Yael Hochberg, a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Hochberg and her colleague, Professor Susan Cohen of the University of Richmond and the Batten Institute at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, used original research and data from CrunchBase to determine the best 15 accelerators in the U.S. Those accelerators were then grouped into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories to reflect how they performed in a series of categories. Here are the best:

1.      Y Combinator (Gold)

2.      TechStars (Gold)

3.      AngelPad (Gold)

4.      Launchpad LA (Silver)

5.      MuckerLab (Silver)

6.      AlphaLab (Silver)

7.      Capital Innovators (Silver)

8.      Tech Wildcatters (Silver)

9.      Surge Accelerator (Silver)

10.   The Brandery (Silver)

11.   Betaspring (Bronze)

12.   BoomStartup (Bronze)

13.   Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (Bronze)

14.   JumpStart Foundry (Bronze)

15.   DreamIt Ventures (Bronze)