SBA announces 68 winners of third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

The Small Business Administration has announced 68 winners of its third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

The winners will receive a total of $3.4 million in prizes to boost the economic impact of accelerators across 32 states and Washington, D.C., the SBA said in a release.

The purpose of the competition is to draw attention and funding to places where there are gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, SBA said.

The winners are:

  • 406 Labs
  • ABQid
  • AccelerateHER™ Inc.
  • AlphaLab
  • Authentically Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  • Autonomous Alley
  • Ben Franklin Techcelerator
  • BIG Accelerator (formerly FOCUS)
  • BioAccel (Southwest Commercialization Center)
  • Bioscience & Technology Business Center
  • BioSTL Fundamentals
  • BoomStartup Online
  • Bunker Labs
  • Chef Space
  • Cherokee Center for Cultural Art and Technology
  • Circular Board
  • Civic Accelerator
  • Coalition for Queens
  • Creative Startups
  • EforAll
  • Fannin Innovation StudioCalif.
  • FAST (Fellows All Star Team).
  • FastForward
  • Good Food Business Accelerator Incubator Without Walls
  • GVS Transmedia Accelerator
  • Harlem Biospace
  • Ho'okahua Capacity-Building Accelerator
  • IGNITE Community Accelerator
  • Innosphere
  • Jefferson Education Accelerator              
  • La Cocina's Business Incubator Program
  • Lansing Proto
  • Launch – Chattanooga
  • Launch Alaska
  • LaunchTN Network
  • Local First Delta Spark
  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives
  • Maui Food Industry X-celerator
  • MedTech Innovator
  • Mergelane
  • Mortar  
  • mystartupXX at University of California San Diego (UC San Diego)
  • Native American Business Incubator Network
  • Native Entrepreneur In Residence
  • NeuroLaunch
  • New Biz Launchpad
  • New England Pediatric Device Consortium
  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center
  • NewSchools Ignite/WestEd Research Partnership
  • North Shore InnoVentures, Inc.
  • Phase 1 Ventures at the University City Science Center
  • Prince William Science Accelerator
  • PROPEL at the iBIO Institute
  • SCAPE Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs
  • Startup Tucson 
  • Tamp WaVE       
  • Texas Health Catalyst
  • The Refinery
  • The Rosie Network's Military Entrepreneur Center
  • The Wedge
  • Upstate Accelerator
  • Veteran Incubator
  • Village Capital
  • WIN for Life Sciences Entrepreneur Mentoring Program
  • WiSTEM (1871's Women's Program)
  • XLerateHealth

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