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The top 40 startup accelerators and incubators in North America in 2019

*Founders Embassy was named one of the top 40 accelerators in North America in 2019 - and top 7 in Silicon Valley!*

Joining a top accelerator or incubator might be a smart idea when your startup company is looking to take the next step in its growth.

From funding to mentorship to networking to swanky coworking spaces to educational resources, there are tons of great accelerators and incubators out there that are designed to build and grow successful startups. 

But because there are so many out there, it can sometimes be an overwhelming process to really know which one is right for you.

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Do startups need to be in the Bay Area anymore? This San Francisco accelerator for international founders doesn’t think so

Andee Gardiner noticed that many of the companies she worked with at her accelerator had the same strategy for attracting interest from U.S. investors: Change the location of their company on LinkedIn. “We’ve had 400 applicants and I can’t tell you how many of them say San Francisco on their LinkedIn (profile) and of course it took a phone call to learn that they’re not here,” said Gardiner, who is a co-founder of San Francisco-based Founders Embassy, an accelerator for international and immigrant founders. This type of startup catfishing is a symptom of a bigger challenge for international founders, Gardiner said: How do you raise money from top tier venture capital firms if you’re company is in another country? That’s where Founders Embassy comes in. The accelerator bills itself a two week crash course in all things Silicon Valley for international or immigrant founders.

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