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VC Index Fund  Funding

VC Index Fund invests $100,000 per deal into early-stage startups backed by top VCs. Provides online investor network and accelerated fundraising for projects.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit

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    D-Prize  Funding

    Funds social entrepreneurs and early-stage startupsworldwide that can develop better ways to distribute existing proven life-enhancing technologies in health, financial services and technology to actual people in need in developing regions. Mentorship and $10,000-$20,000 is awarded to 5-15 social entrepreneures to help pilot their ideas, launch their work, and attract significant support.




  • Deadline details: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Entrepreneurship competitions for students and recent graduates run by Verb in partnership with global companies, foundations and governments across the world. Verb concentrates on enabling new competitions that will support early-stage social entrepreneurs with training, mentors and seed funding to grow their enterprises.




  • Deadline details: Rolling Deadlines
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (Current and recent Graduates)

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    Publishes new grantmaker websites and funding opportunities daily.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    Free online database on all U.S. foundations that give grants – more than 100,000 in total – updated weekly




  • Deadline details: Rolling deadlines
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Personalized fundraising platform to raise money for projects, trips, ideas, for charities or loved ones, etc.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Deadline details: Rolling deadlines
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Ventures that drive social change using nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models.




  • Deadline details: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be from Harvard)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Crowdsourcing platform for corporations, government organizations, and non-profits to collaborate and build social networks of funders, competitors, and partnerships. Lists a database for targeted competitions where you can compete to provide ideas and solutions to important business, social, policy, scientific, and technical challenges, or find possible partners for your projects.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit, Government

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    Crowdfunding platform to fundraise everything from films, games, dance, and music to art, design, and technology.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Database of grants for innovators with promising but unproven approaches to important social problems. Grants are one-time, no more than two years, with stipends between $15,000 and $500,000.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Deadline details: 10: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any INDIVIDUAL (U.S. Residents/Citizens)

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    5-year grant culminating in $625,000 to 20-25 talented individuals nominated yearly who show exceptional creativity in their work, allowing recipients the flexibility to pursue their own artistic, intellectual, and professional activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements. While there are no limits on age or area of activity, individuals must be nominated.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Deadline details: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any INDIVIDUAL (U.S. Residents/Citizens)

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    VC-List was created to educate startup founders about the funding process through publishing educational articles covering all aspects of how to raise capital for a startup. From startup valuation methods, startup investor presentation advice, the best crowdfunding sites, equity funding rules and regulations, to venture capital industry trends, we work to keep the startup community educated and informed.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The 12-month fellowship for individuals is dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business, leadership, and operational expertise. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in New York that culminates in a nine-month fieldwork with a company in the US or abroad, and long-term connection opportunities post-program.




  • Deadline details: 1: Winter
    Location: US (New York), International
    Eligibility: Any

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    A global network of social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policy makers and activists working together to create systemic change. Join a current project or create a new project and broadcast yourself to investors, connect with peers, travel to workshops and bootcamps, and receive potential funding and feedback




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a free open-resource and grant-listing forum for funders and grantseekers interested in collaborative international research and education.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Causes  Funding

    Online social networking and campaigning platform to discover, support and organize campaigns, fundraisers, and petitions around social, political, and cultural issues




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit

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    Helps entrepreneurs connect with investors and grow high-impact ventures.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Crowdrise  Funding

    Online crowdfunding tool for non-profits, event fundraising, special occasion fundraising, team projects, and personal endeavors. Has a “point” system to incentivize funders and project developers.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The New School’s Social Innovation Initiative fosters opportunities for students and faculty to engage cross-divisionally in interdisciplinary learning, research and practice that contributes to real-world problem solving. This guide is designed for New School undergraduate and graduate students who are motivated to take their ideas for social change to the next level, providing information about competitions, fellowships, funding and grant opportunities, and special events focused on social innovation and social entrepreneurship at The New School and outside the university.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    TEDx  Training and Support

    Conferences designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: International
    Eligibility: Any

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    Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world.




  • Timeline: 1:Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    Lectures and Q&A sessions at UC Berkeley with prominent experts, faculty members, and thought leaders explore barriers of bringing peace to global society.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Comprehensive list of events (academic, lectures, sports, exhibits, films, etc.) happening at the UC Berkeley campus or nearby in the Bay Area.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Kairos 50 (K50)  Training and Support

    Entrepreneurs around the world under 25 apply to become members of the Kairos 50, and 50 finalists are selected to attend the Kairos Global Summit in California, receive business development services, exclusive international opportunities, and visibility to media and investors, and a chance to earn up to $50k in prize money from potential inevestors at the Summit. The Kairos 50 companies represent the next generation of entrepreneurs making breakthroughs in the areas of biotech, education, agriculture, mobile, cleantech, healthcare, and more.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US (California)
    Eligibility: Any (Under 25)

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    MIT OpenCourseWare  Training and Support

    The materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT’s subjects available on the Web, free of charge.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    udemy Online Courses  Training and Support

    Online learning marketplace, where 10 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography and more. 40,000+ courses are taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    iTunes U  Training and Support

    Courses from leading universities and other schools–plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content. Allows users to build lessons with apps and their own materials, collect and grade assignments from students, discuss one-on-one or in groups, and annotate PDF assignments.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Coursera  Training and Support

    Hundreds of online courses from partner universities worldwide, including courses on social entrepreneurship, science, arts and humanities, language, and more. Financial aid is available.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Connects on-campus innovators and social entrepreneurs with a wide range of experts from Industry, non-profits, government, and social enterprises. Sign-up for 30-minute one-on-one consulting and mentorship conversations with a range of outside entrepreneurs and other practitioners working on projects for social good.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students

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    Currently available to over 500,000 students. The program is designed to help drive economic development in communities around partner universities increasing the likelihood that students remain and develop their ideas with the region and prepare students to enter the modern workforce with a flexible, entrepreneurial mindset. Offers free mentorship for companies or individuals at any stage in the industry, connections to team mebers, jobs, and knowledge across the world, resources and exclusive deals for software and online courses, and specialized applications and tools.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    Khan Academy  Training and Support

    Covering topics from art, math, economics, computer programming, entrepreneurship, test prepartion and more, Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom, with resources translated into over 36 languages. Partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content to provide people of all ages with knowledge.

    Keywords: Any topic



  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Idealist  Training and Support

    Online resource for finding volunteer opportunities, non-profit jobs, internships, events, fundraisers, and organizations




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Summit is a week-long, student-run innovation conference held every April at Northwestern University for young delegates from over 40 countries, 50 universities, and 35 businesses and organizations around the world with change-based projects and ventures that can tackle any social change from education to healthcare to sustainability.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (Chicago)
    Eligibility: Students

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    Support entrepreneurs with ideas that create a meaningful social impact, especially for people living in high poverty communities. Blue Ridge provids these start ups with seed funding, co-working space in our offices, and hands-on support to help them build, launch, and test their concepts.

    Keywords: Any topic



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    A non-profit social innovation organization and venture philanthropy fund that invest in a portfolio of social entrepreneurs, in a wide range of areas from education and health to poverty alleviation and international development.




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    Interdisciplinary hub at UC Berkeley for understanding and acting on global poverty.




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    A non-profit social investment fund that builds rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Focuses on four focus areas – advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities – to build reesilience and prosperity in developing communities.




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    Platform for connecting makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology with each other, with products and services, and with partners.




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    An urban ventures accelerator with a mission to empower entrepreneurs to solve urban problems everywhere. Offers the Clean Energy Prize, a 4-month program to support early stage companies creating clean energy solutions, provides a $15k grant, consulting services and mentorship, seed-funding, and free office space.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: For-profit

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    International startup exchange network where entrepreneurs at participating incubators can spend time at other locations around the world to learn about local markets and trends (see list for ideas of participating incubators to apply to!). This one month program offers free office space, networking, and mentorship.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International, US
    Eligibility: Any

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    This global champion of the seed-stage, mentorship-driven accelerator model includes 70 of the most respected accelerators from six continents and over 106 cities around the world. A cohort of 10-20 companiesThe 1-3 month summer mentorship program had helped companies earn funding of an average of $923k, and benefits include training, connections to mentors and investors, consulting services, discounts, annual conferences, and access to industry data, as well as space, internet, and workspace.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International, US
    Eligibility: Any

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    Venture capital firm providing funding to companies creating scalable, technology-driven social impact projects with initial investments of $25,000-$200,000 in early-stage companies. Strong preference for Bay Area-based companies, especially in Oakland and Berkeley.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    The competition and three month long UC Berkeley-affiliated accelerator is designed to help UC startups grow.




  • Timeline: Winter
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any (UCB affiliated)

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    WeWork  Accelerators and Incubators

    Located in locations across the world, this company offers large spaces and sublets desks and offices through a membership service. Tenants pay on a month-to-month basis, with no long-term contract required. Prefurnished space includes access to shared conference rooms, high-speed internet, specialty coffee and printing services.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US, International
    Eligibility: Any

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    6,300 sq/ft industrial chic warehouse that exists to provide people with the workspace and resources they need to put their good ideas into action and to keep at it even when it’s difficult. We do this through coworking, hosting events, workshops, and fundraisers, and through our start-up incubator program called Wayfare Labs.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (Costa Mesa, California)
    Eligibility: Any

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    RealOfficeCenters  Accelerators and Incubators

    Space for innovation, inspiration, and collaboration, with several locations in Southern California and Hawaii. With professional support services, educational events, and a stimulating environment, ROC is where you and your company will grow.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (California, Hawaii)
    Eligibility: Any

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    PeopleSpace  Accelerators and Incubators

    Nonprofit in Irvine, California that provides 15,000-square-foot space where people with common interests in computers, technology, science, art, entrepreneurship and start-up business can meetup, socialize, collaborate, teach and learn. Our three major areas of focus are education, workspace and events – offering workshops, classes, pre-accelerator programs, community schools, training, and various events.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (Irvine, California)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Wayfare Labs  Accelerators and Incubators

    Offers unique programs for nonprofit and social good startups, including dinners, events, workshops, coaching, advising, and support – built on the foundation of a Christ-centered community. Three programs are offered: Startup, Launch, and Growth (check specific programs for deadlines)




  • Timeline: 2: Spring, Fall
    Location: US (Costa Mesa, California)
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    StartmeupHK  Accelerators and Incubators

    One-stop portal for the startup community in Hong Kong, listing the latest startup events and various resources including government incentive and incubation schemes, accelerators, angels and VCs. Also offers several competitions, venture forums, festivals, showcases, and summits. The StartmeupHK Venture Forum is the highlight of the week-long Festival where startups and key participants from the four industry verticals as well as international speakers will gather under one roof and share new ideas.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: International (Hong Kong)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Y Combinator  Accelerators and Incubators

    A leading Silicon Valley startup incubator (3-month accelerator program, plus networking opportunities post-progarm) for wide variety of companies, specifically commercial web, enterprise software, and other tech-heavy companies. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups who move to the Bay Area for weekly dinners, mentorship, special events, and training that culminates in a Demo Day where the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.




  • Timeline: 2: Fall; Spring
    Location: Bay Area (Mountain View, California)
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    Nextspace  Accelerators and Incubators

    Coworking spaces in San Francisco, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, and beyond.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Afrilabs  Accelerators and Incubators

    Network of tech innovation hubs in Africa, spanning a network of 40 technology innovation hubs in 20 African countries. Each hub serves as a physical convening space for entrepreneurs, technologists, developers, designers, and investors in each tech community.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International (Africa)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community is an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies, and hackers in the area.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International (Kenya)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Recognized as Africa’s leading and most established incubator and accelerator, incubating hundreds of innovation and technology start-ups, generating thousands of new jobs, and helping numerous entrepreneurs and start-ups with their roots in Cape Town to become global success stories. Offers courses, events, mentorship, training, funding, co-working spaces, virtual offices, creativity labs, and recreational areas with restaurants, recreational facilities, meeting rooms, and more.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round (please see specific programs for deadlines) Rolling: for Co-working spaces
    Location: International (South Africa)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital that invests up to $50k in media entrepreneurs over a course of five months. The structured and supportive program, based in San Francisco and New York City communities, involves a week-long Design Thinking bootcamp in San Francisco, a monthly Design Review in New York, and a final Demo Day in both locations as well as design reviews, workshops, weekly speakers, and office hours throughout.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (Bay Area, New York City)
    Eligibility: Any

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    “Help for Startups!”  Accelerators and Incubators

    “A semi-complete list of startup accelerator programs” – Robert Shedd’s Blog

    A list of global seed-stage startup accelerators, university-affiliated startup accelerator programs, and social entrepreneurship organizations, as well as a map of seed accelerator programs around the world and application deadlines.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    6 month practical, experience-based program that combines the consulting know-how of Silicon Valley accelerators with the vast resources of UC Berkeley to support startups of all industry fields, coupled with a mentorship program and wide network of investors, campus programs, the “”Skyfund”” investment, and a speical Skydeck Demo Day at the end of the program. Accelerates technology, science, and disruptive business startups. The program has five Practice Areas: Product Story, Market Traction, Business Model, Team Development, and Funding Plan.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Bay Area (UC Berkeley, LBNL, or UCSF)
    Eligibility: For-profit (UC Berkeley, LBNL, or UCSF Affiliated)

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    Start-Up Chile  Accelerators and Incubators

    3 distinct programs support 200-250 companies a year based on the stage of the startup.
    S-factory: Pre-acceleration program for startups in early concept stage focusing in female founders.
    Seed Program: Acceleration program for startups with a functional product and early validation.
    Scaling program: Follow-on fund for top performing startups that are incorporated in Chile, have traction and are looking to scale in LATAM and globally.

    Start-Up Chile also offers an acceleration program that provides grants, co-working space, training program, peer to peer monitoring and support, pitch training, connections to mentors, investors, and market networks, events such as Demo Day and Tech Evenings, and hands-on experience.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: International (Chile)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Incubator database listing edtech entrepreneurs and educators, providing information on trends, available jobs, opportunities, and events, as well as series of conferences for educators and entrepreneurs looking to improved educational outcomes.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, Impact Hubs across the globe offer members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Seed-DB  Accelerators and Incubators

    A large list of seed-stage accelerators, companies, and investors around the world, showing up-to-date program metrics (e.g. location, deadlines, share of equity), as well as past past performance outcomes (companies started, revenues, exits).




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Provides early-stage companies with funding, a startup 4-month accelerator program with mentorship, hands-on sessions with startup experts, a great office space, and network with other founders around the world, as well as special events such as Demo Day where teams can connect with investors for potential funding.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    An India-based 101 day entrepreneurship and accelerator program for startups working in Technology, space building, Enterprise Software, Mobile Applications, Software as Services, Web Applications, etc., as well as non-technology areas such as Education, Environment, Media, Finance, Healthcare, etc., and Social Enterprises. Catalyzer provides access to legal and financial advice, seed funding, office space, mentors and investors, special persk, and connections to experts in industry, academia, and investors.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: International (India)
    Eligibility: Any

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