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27 Best & Most Active District of Columbia Accelerators

Accelerators play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia Accelerators

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, part of the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution, invests in seed- and early-stage companies.


Union Kitchen

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

We build successful food businesses by bringing together our Accelerator with access to our Kitchen, Distribution, and Stores.


Village Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Entrepreneurship Program, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Village Capital builds bridges for entrepreneurs who are creating an inclusive and sustainable world.


PeaceTech Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Using cloud technology for scaling social impact ventures to promote peace and stability


CivStart

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

CivStart is a non-profit accelerator focused on identifying startup technologies that address the challenges and meet the needs of state.


Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator is a program provides in-depth foundational content that prepares to run a startup.


Dcode

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Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Dcode is a privately-owned company connecting the tech industry and government to drive commercial innovation in the federal market.


VILLAGEx

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Non Equity Assistance

VILLAGEx is an accelerator program for emerging, technology-enabled ventures.


AFWERX

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

AFWERX is a United States Air Force program with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the service.


tiphub

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

tiphub is a resource for technology and social enterprise entrepreneurs focused on Africa.


Jefferson Education Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The Jefferson Education Accelerator supports the testing and scaling of solutions that are making a positive impact on student success.


Springboard Enterprises

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Springboard’s mission is to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women.


Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of social entrepreneurs.


Black Girl Ventures

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Black Girl Ventures is an ecosystem of black and brown women creating access to social and financial capital together.


1863 Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

1863 Ventures is a startup accelerator that helps new-majority entrepreneurs scale up their business.


FedTech

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

FedTech started in 2013 as a part of the DC I-Corps program.


Agora Partnerships

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Agora Partnerships is accelerating the growth of entrepreneurs throughout Latin America.


SPROCKIT

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Entrepreneurship Program

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Non Equity Assistance, Seed

SPROCKIT showcases today’s media and entertainment entrepreneurs to the industry’s iconic media, entertainment and tech companies.


Blockchain Trust Accelerator

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Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Blockchain Trust Accelerator creates social impact on blockchain pilots and research with their partners in technology and civil society


NASA iTech

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

NASA iTech connects startups and innovators with NASA


Smart City Works

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

First smart cities business actuator based in Virginia


The Outpost: Dual Use Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The Outpost: Dual Use Accelerator is a 13 weeks accelerator program that will focus on national defense and commercial sector.


Reactor Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The launch accelerator for interactive media, aka games and apps.


FISHstep

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

FISHstep is designed to enable startup companies to protect their intellectual property.


ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Crowdfunding, Seed

The American Chemical Society’s business accelerator for chemistry-based startups


STEM to Market

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

STEM to Market connects STEM women entrepreneurs to investors and across STEM entrepreneurship ecosystems through two integrated programs.


Trade and Travel

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Trade and Travel seeks to accelerate tech companies that can enhance the safety and security of travel experience.

Written by Mark Kendall

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