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18 Best & Most Active North Carolina Accelerators

Accelerators play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top North Carolina Accelerators. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top North Carolina Accelerators

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Queen City Fintech

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Queen City Fintech is a fintech-exclusive accelerator program that leverages its extensive network within the financial services sector.


The Startup Factory

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

The Startup Factory is the SE’s best funded and operating accelerator.


MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars focuses on innovating in the insurance industry.


LaunchBox Digital

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

LaunchBox Digital is a North Carolina-based venture capital firm specializing in angel, seed, and early-stage investments since 2007.


NC IDEA SEED

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Grant

NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies with grants.


Venture Connect Online

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Venture Connect Online is an early-stage growth Tech and Life Science company from the comfort of your own home in an on-demand format.


AgTech Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

AgTech Accelerator™, a unique startup accelerator vehicle dedicated to emerging agricultural technologies.


Launch LAB

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

LaunchLab is an accelerator program based in Greensboro, NC.


Eli Global LLC

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Eli Global LLC is an international information and financial services company.


Joules Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Joules works with some of the largest energy companies in the US to catalyze business development for exceptional energy entrepreneurs.


The Startup Lab

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The Startup Lab leverages behavioral economics to empower early stage startups to build better consumer health and finance products.


Flywheel New Ventures

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Flywheel New Ventures is a membership based investment organization in the Triad, NC that runs an annual business challenge.


City Startup Labs

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

City Startup Labs is a Charlotte-based, business accelerator delivering training and coaching to African American millennials.


Velocity Creative Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Velocity Creative Accelerator is a program focused on online business skill workshops for creative businesses developed.


Triad Startup Lab

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Startups, Early Stage and Mid-Market companies all receive formal training, management assistance, access to capital, through networking


Groundwork Labs

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Durham Based Startup Accellerator


Innovators Program

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

The Innovators Program is a 3-month accelerator for early stage founders & corporate intrapreneurs to build high-impact tech startups.


New Ventures 2020 Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

New Ventures 2020 Accelerator is a 12-week program focused on growth in a kick-ass full-stack startup community.

Written by Mark Kendall

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