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28 Best & Most Active Pennsylvania Accelerators

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


AlphaLab

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

AlphaLab is a nationally ranked software accelerator helping early-stage tech companies quickly figure out the best way to build and grow.


Idea Foundry

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Idea Foundry invests in early stage tech-enabled startups with outsized societal impact.


Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

This program is designed to elevate connectivity, media, and entertainment startups.


NextFab

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

NextFab is a collaborative makerspace with digital and traditional fabrication tools, classes, events, and consulting services.


AlphaLab Gear

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

AlphaLab Gear is hardware and robotic startup accelerator that provides companies with investment, mentorship, and connections.


Launch Lane

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

Launch Lane supports companies developing tech and tech-enabled startups transition from prototype to sales and customer acquisition.


Dreamit Health

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Dreamit Health is an accelerator investor which concentrates on health IT, medical device startups.


India EdisonTM Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Seed

India EdisonTM Accelerator runs Accelerator programs for startups.


Greenhouse Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Greenhouse Ventures assists ancillary startups in building a sustainable cannabis industry.


Sixers Innovation Lab

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Co-Working Space

Investment Stage:

Sixers Innovation Lab supports rapidly growing, early-stage companies in the consumer product space.


Coal Hill Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Helping catalyze industrial tranformations by investing in ambitious deep tech companies.


Bucks Built

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Government Office, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

SaaS, Consumer Products, E-Commerce, Hardware


Penn Wharton VIP

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Co-Working Space, Incubator, University Program

Investment Stage:

University of Pennsylvania’s community of 150+ companies in three programs: VIP-C (incubator), VIP-X (accelerator), and VIP-SF (for alums).


Bridgeway Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

At Bridgeway Capital, we are bridging the way from entrepreneurial ideas to actual business growth and impact.


CoFund360

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

A Global Network of Alternative Accelerators


Global Startup Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Global Startup Accelerator is a program for startups and early-stage innovators looking to democratize access to technology solutions.


Startup Lewisburg

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Incubator

Investment Stage:

Startup Lewisburg is an accelerator of Bucknell University Entrepreneurs that provides access to networking opportunities.


Startup1

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Startup1 is a venture fund and accelerator program that guarantees startup success by offering a stock share swap and resources


The S Factory

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

The S Factory is a pre-accelerator where female leaders turn innovative ideas into scalable businesses.


FastFWD

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

FASTFWD – an urban innovations refinery based in Philadelphia.


Vibrant Pittsburgh Connection Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Grant

Connection Accelerator program helps diverse talent thrive in the Pittsburgh region.


Climate Ventures 2.0

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Climate Ventures 2.0 offers a platform to present data and technical resources of the CDI collaborators.


PennApps Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

PennApps Accelerator is a program that bridges the gap between technical projects and viable ventures at Penn.


Rapid Hardware Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Rapid Hardware Accelerator is a twelve-week program focused on helping hardware entrepreneurs jump-start their business.


Hatch House Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Hatch House provides startup acceleration programs in partnership with higher education entrepreneurship and regional economic development.


Alphalab Gear – Hardware Cup

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup offers a pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups.


Philly Startup Leaders Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

Accelerator for the community, by the community


Temple Ventures – Powered by Ben Franklin

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator

Investment Stage:

A $1M startup accelerator initiative designed to assist startup companies advancing Temple-created technologies.

Written by Mark Kendall

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