TECH.CO names Silicon Catalyst and TechCode two of its Top Accelerators to Watch for in 2017
Conor Cawley - When it comes to success in the business world, startups get all the glory. Whether their innovative products have transformed a struggling industry or their fascinating new software has created a new means of doing business, startups are lorded as the heroes of innovation. But there’s a lot to be said about another institution that plays a big roll in the success of these burgeoning companies; an unsung hero that goes unappreciated when unicorns rise and fall: accelerators.
Accelerators are the ones that support and nurture startups from an early-stage. In addition to providing funding, they often house these startups in beautiful buildings with enough networking opportunities and mentoring experience to fuel their success in the long run.
With all the trends for 2017 getting set in stone, it’s important to know which accelerators are on the way up in the new year. Take a look at a few accelerators that are poised to make some noise in 2017:
1. SILICON CATALYST (SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS)
Based out of San Jose, Silicon Catalyst is the world’s first incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solution startups. A recipient of the prestigious UBM Canon Startup Company of the Year in 2015, Silicon Catalyst selects startups to incubate in conjunction with an ecosystem of in-kind partners, industry-leading companies, and potential investors.
2. TECHCODE GLOBAL AI+ ACCELERATOR (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE)
Based out of Mountain View, California, TechCode’s accelerator helps startups from locations all over the world, rather than limiting them to one city. Additionally, the program has a unique focus on the applications of artificial intelligence technologies in a variety of industry verticals.