Investments
31 Investments in 30 Companies
Exits
4 Acquisitions
Founders:
Sam Yagan, Troy Henikoff, Nick Rosa
Headquarters:
Chicago, IL
Categories:
Startups, Consulting
Description:
Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs) conducts programs for startups to connect with investors, mentors and entrepreneurs.
Website:
http://www.exceleratelabs.com

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Founded:
2010
Type:
Accelerator that does Seed and Early Stage Venture Investments

Excelerate Labs is an intensive summer accelerator for startups driven by proven entrepreneurs and investors. Led by world class entrepreneurs Sam Yagan (OKCupid, Sparknotes) and Troy Henikoff (SurePayroll), the program is unique in attracting scores of mentors from around the country to work with the teams in direct 1-on-1 meetings.

The program selects ten companies every spring to participate in the 13-week intensive summer program. Starting in early June, the ten companies build connections and their business during the program. The program culminates in an Investor Demo Day at the end of August, where the companies showcase their progress and plans to more than 500 investors and mentors from around the country.

Excelerate is based in Chicago, IL.

As of February 2013, Excelerate Labs has joined forces with TechStars and became TechStars Chicago.

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Past Team (2)

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Investments (31)

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Board Members and Advisors (4)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Excelerate

    222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza

    12th Floor

    Chicago, IL 60654

    USA

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