2015 Seed Accelerator Top 20 Rankings

By: | May 13th, 2015

With the proliferation of literally hundreds, if not thousands, of accelerators both in the US and around the world, it is essential to begin applying objective measures to analyze the effectiveness of these relatively new vehicles for startup companies.

Seed Accelerator Rankings (SARP) began four years ago to promote greater transparency with respect to fundraising, valuations, successes, failures and more.

The winner this year, AngelPad, had 2,000 applications for 15 spots in the most recent “cohort.” For a look inside AngelPad, take a look at the video below.

According to the Seed Accelerator Rankings (SARP) for 2015, the top 20 accelerators in the United States are:

  1. AngelPad
  2. MuckerLab
  3. techstars – Boston
  4. NVC – New Venture Challenge – Chicago
  5. The Alchemist Accelerator
  6. StartX
  7. Ambplify
  8. 500
  9. Capital Innovators
  10. Dreamit
  11. Surge
  12. MC – Mass Challenge
  13. The Brandery
  14. gener8tor
  15. ZeroTo510 – Medical Device Accelerator
  16. alphalab
  17. blue startups
  18. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  19. BetaSpring
  20. The Iron Yard

For more on SARP’s methodology, visit their website.

The following video appeared on PBS and is an overview of AngelPad in San Francisco.

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David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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