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Top 98 Startup Accelerators & Incubators in the United States of America

With 6 cities hailing from America dominating the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking, the United States is the epicenter of startup activity in the whole world. Some of the world's most remarkable, inventive, and well-known businesses are founded and grown in the United States of America. Undoubtedly, the United States of America is also the country with the highest number of startups. With a number of startup accelerators, incubators, and other support services available, entrepreneurs have numerous opportunities to get the support they need to launch and scale their businesses.


In this article, we have compiled a comprehensive list of all incubator and accelerator programs in the United States of America, which have been subdivided into applicability for startups in their 'ideation', 'launch', or 'growth' stages.


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FULL LIST OF STARTUP INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



Ideation Stage Startup Incubators in the United States of America



  • Stage: Ideation

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Frontier Technologies, Rolling Focus

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Science & Technology, UC Berkeley-affiliated Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Social Impact

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: UrbanTech, Social & Climate, Transportation & Mobility, Built Environment & Real Estate, Food, Waste & Water, Energy & Grid

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Consumer Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Food & Beverage

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Healthcare

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Human & Planetary Health

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Life Sciences

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Life Sciences

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Multiple Sectors

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Process & Product, BioScience, Service, Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Science & Technology, The University of Chicago-affiliated Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link






  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link




  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link




  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, Georgia Tech-affiliated Founders

  • Application Link




Launch Stage Startup Incubators and Accelerators in the United States of America



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: B2B SaaS

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  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: CleanTech, Clean Energy, Zero Emissions Transportation, Smart & Sustainable Cities: Circular Economy

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Ideation, Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs without an idea / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, MedTech, Stanford-affiliated Founder

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: AgTech, Animal Health, Brand & Retail, Energy, Enterprise Tech, FinTech, Food & Beverage, Health, InsurTech, IoT, Maritime, Media & Ad, Mobility, New Materials & Packaging, Real Estate & Construction, Smart Cities, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Blockchain

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Blockchain

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: CleanTech

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: CleanTech, Clean Energy, Zero Emissions, Transportation, Smart & Sustainable Cities: Circular Economy

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Climate Economy, Energy

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: ClimateTech

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: ClimateTech

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: DeepTech, 5G Network, Mobility, Autonomous, Robotics, Logistics, Cybersecurity, Augmented & Virtual Reality

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: FinTech

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder

  • Need to have an idea: No

  • Focus: Fintech, Healthcare & Health Services, Sustainability, B2B Application, Software Consumer & Commerce Enablement, Supply Chain Tech

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: FinTech, MedTech, CommTech, Embedded Tech

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Future of Learning and Work

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Genomics, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Agriculture, Synthetic Biology, Software, Direct-to-consumer Applications

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Geospatial-intelligence Technologies

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Hard Tech, B2B, Health, Consumer

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Healthcare AI, Analytics, and Machine Learning, Business and Administrative Technologies, Care Delivery Models, Care Management, Cybersecurity, Digital Health, Medical Devices, Revenue Cycles, Supply Chain Management, Biotechnology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: IoT

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Multiple Sectors

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Optics, Photonics, and Imaging (OPI)

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Science & Technology, UC Berkeley-affiliated Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic, Female Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic, Industrial IoT, FinTech / Cybersecurity, Climate Tech, Digital Health, Diversity

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Social Impact

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Software, Technology, Outdoor, Consumer Products, Chattanooga region

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technological, Social, Commercial, or Cultural Ventures, UIUC Student Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, Female Founders, Black Founders, Circular Economy

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, International & Immigrant Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, Software/Gaming, Travel & Tourism, Sustainability, Hawaii/East-West/Female (priority)

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, Web 3.0, HardTech, Human & Planetary Health

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: UrbanTech, Social & Climate, Transportation & Mobility, Built Environment & Real Estate, Food, Waste & Water, Energy & Grid

  • Application Link





Growth Stage Startup Accelerators in the United States of America



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Industrial IoT

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Fashion Tech, Retail Tech, B2B, Female Founders

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea and seeking cofounder / Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Healthcare

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Multiple Sectors

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: RetailTech, Consumer Goods, Consumerization of Healthcare

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: SportsTech, Fan/Player Engagement, Athlete/Player Performance, Media & Entertainment, Venue & Event Innovation, Team & Coach Success, Business of Sports, Fantasy Sports & Betting Esports

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Launch, Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: B2B SaaS

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team / Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Consumer, B2B SaaS

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Enterprise/Marketplace, Deep Tech, Consumer Products

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: FinTech

  • Application Link





  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Plant-based Product. Precision Fermentation, Cellular Agriculture, Ingredient Creator, Tech Enabler

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: SaaS

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sector Agnostic

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Sustainability / Technology, Future of Work, Sustainable Urbanization, Responsible Economy

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Mature startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, AI, Blockchain, Consumer Insights, Cybersecurity, EdTech, Enterprise, FinTech Future of Work, HealthTech, Marketing Tech, New Media, Retail Tech, Urban Tech, International Startups

  • Application Link



  • Stage: Growth

  • Who is it for: Early startup with a team

  • Need to have an idea: Yes

  • Focus: Technology, University of Michigan-affiliated Founders

  • Application Link





Closing Thoughts on Startup Incubators and Accelerators in the United States of America


Of course, trying to launch a startup in the United States of America comes with a number of positives and negatives. On one hand, there are numerous opportunities to grasp in the United States, considering the massive size of the consumer market, active investment market, and numerous startup programs available.


On the other, the United States is rife with competition, and despite how many programs are available, getting into one of these startup accelerators or incubators is certainly a challenge. However, if you're able to secure yourself a spot in one of these programs, then you're going to benefit from the significant resources and opportunities they may provide you. Do note that most importantly, it is crucial that you perform due diligence on the programs to know if they are a good fit for you and will help you achieve your goals.




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