Incubators and Accelerators

Included below are many of the technology incubators and accelerators located around the Commonwealth, cataloged by region.   

Boston & Cambridge

Cogo Labs Cogo Labs logo

Cogo Labs was originally founded in 2005 as Adverplex and has incubated some of the Boston area’s fastest-growing web companies. They “combine entrepreneurial business leadership with a unique platform of proprietary technologies for algorithmic marketing, data mining, and quantitative business analytics.”  Located at One Kendall Square, Suite B2102, in Cambridge, MA.

Greentown Labs  Greentown labs logo

Greentown Labs plays a role in helping support local clean technology ventures by providing the facilities, services, and resources early stage entrepreneurs find crucial in order to develop. Located at 28 Dane Street, in Somerville, MA.

idea - Northeastern's Venture Accelerator  Logo for idea, Northeastern University's Venture Accelerator

idea is Northeastern University’s Venture Accelerator. Begun in January 2009 as a request by Northeastern students who were seeking a place to “support entrepreneurial endeavors” on campus.  Student and alumnae entrepreneurs are assisted by a team of established mentors, service providers, and advisors.

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

The MIT Global Founders’ Skills Accelerator (GFSA) is MIT’s student venture accelerator, providing a three-month-long capstone educational opportunity for MIT student entrepreneurs. GFSA takes the best teams with an interesting idea or proof of concept focused on creating impactful, innovation-driven startups and helps them to identify their beachhead market, build the right product, and secure initial customers or partners, culminating in pitching their ventures to investors in three cities at Demo Days in mid-September. The Center is located at One Amherst Street, MIT Building E40-160, Cambridge, MA.

MassChallenge  MassChallenge logo

MassChallenge is the largest start-up accelerator which links entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and thrive quickly and efficiently. Located at 1 Marina Park Drive, in Boston, MA.  

MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge showcases emerging technology, inspires innovation and is dedicated to providing coaching programs and 1-on-1 mentoring for those market makers who are taking the risks to found, or invest in, new startups today. Located at 500 Tech Square (500 Main Street), MIT Building NE47 – 1st Floor, Room 191, Cambridge, Mass., 02139.

Quincy Center for Innovation

The Quincy Center for Innovation is a non-profit organization providing a creative and collaborative working environment that supports early stage startups. In addition to flexible office space, Program Entrants of the QCI have access to mentoring, working capital, programing and technical assistance from community members. The QCI is conveniently located at 180 Old Colony Ave. near the MBTA Red Line Wollaston station in Quincy, MA.

Roxbury Innovation Center 

The Roxbury Innovation Center is "a civic experiment that will support local economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship." Launched by The Venture Café Foundation, the Center is run as "a mission-driven not-for-profit gathering and event space" designed as a space for "groups to provide programs that support innovators, entrepreneurs and business founders." RIC works with a flagship programming partner, SkyLab, to utilize their "Educate-Activate-Incubate bootcamp approach." RIC is located in Boston's Dudley Square on the 2nd floor of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street.

Startup Institute Boston Startup Insititute Logo

Startup Institute Boston works with young professionals and recent college graduates to prepare them with the abilities needed to have an immediate influence when joining a start-up company. The program is a full-time, two month experience that will catapult you into Boston's technology sector that ranges from web and business development to marketing, sales, and design.

StepLadder

StepLadder helps business accelerate and step up to the next level more quickly. Tap into StepLadder for capital sourcing, advisory, strategy, finance, business development, product management and engineering, digital design and marketing and much more. StepLadder is a one stop ecosystem for selected seed/early stage ventures, located at 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA.

TechStars  TechStars logo

Supported by over 75 venture capital firms and angel investors who are keen on the success of startups. Also three months of mentorship is provided and the opportunity is given to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. Located at One Cambridge Center, in Cambridge, MA 

Venture Development Center University of Massachusetts Boston  UMass Boston logo

Venture Development Center is designed to accelerate the startup of technology and life science companies. With business mentoring, intern setup, and other connections VDC helps with chances of success and to entice the accurate investors for one’s company. Located at 100 Morrissey Boulevard, in Boston, MA.  

 

Central Mass
Worcester CleanTech Incubator 

The Worcester CleanTech Incubator brings together physical and network resources to enhance investment outcomes and drive member company growth. WCTI’s 11,000 square-foot facility hosts a collaborative workspace from co-working to private offices, conference rooms, event space, and a prototyping lab. Through their extended network of industry connections we work with members to build meaningful relationships. From mentors and channel partners to business service providers, WCTI helps bring to bear the region’s wealth of resources to decrease time to market and drive revenue generation. WCTI is located in the Printers Building, 44 Portland Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA.

The Venture Forum 

The Venture Forum is a not-for-profit community for technology entrepreneurs at any stage. Formerly the WPI Venture Forum, they have offerred a foundation for learning and networking essential for launching and growing a successful technology business since 1990. The Forum holds several programs and workshops throughout the year, highlighted by the annual 5-Minute Pitch competition every April at WPI. Located at 306 Main St., Suite 400, Worcester, MA 01608.

 

Merrimack Valley

Entrepreneurship for All  

Formerly called the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, 'E for All' is an accelerator that helps early-stage entrepreneurs launch their for-profit and non-profit ventures through mentors, workshops, and cash prizes. Since 2010, they've launched over 45 ventures and worked with over 1,000 student and adult entrepreneurs, while building a mentor community of 120+ successful entrepreneurs and professionals. The Accelerator program is offered twice a year between June - August & December - February. There are no fees or equity taken. Located at Wannalancit Mills. 175 Cabot Street, Suite 100. Lowell, MA

 

MetroWest

CreaGen 

CreaGen Life Science Incubator (C2I) is a nonprofit organization dedicated fostering the next generation of innovation in technology and life sciences. C2I provides companies with access to state-of-the-art laboratory space, shared/private office space, mentoring, business development services, as well as a host of complementary technology and development services. C2I is located at 23 Rainin Road, Woburn, MA.

Sky Ventures Innovation Hub

Sky Ventures Innovation Hub offers professional services and state of the art lab and office space that help entrepreneurs discover, build and grow their ventures. Partners have access to premier 15,000 square-foot facilities including modular and fully functional lab space and operational services.  Located at 2 Mercer Road, Natick, MA, 01760.

Tufts Biotechnology Transfer Center Tufts University logo

The Biotechnology Transfer Center offers laboratory and office suites to start-up life science companies. Tenants also have access to the clinical and research faculty, as well as other academic and recreational amenities and services of the campus. Located in the research quad of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA.

 

North Shore

North Shore InnoVentures  North Shore Innoventures logo

North Shore InnoVentures provides physical resources, sponsor services, experienced entrepreneurs and investment advisers together to help cultivate early staged companies. Located at 100 Cummings Center, in Beverly, MA. 

 

South Coast/Cape Cod

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship @ UMass Dartmouth    

UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an incubator for technology-driven companies to build their exciting ideas. The goal of the CIE is to assist local and national industry by providing easy connection to the university, incubator space, and business support for tech venture companies and the ability to rapidly perform business and technical projects that make use of our student and faculty expertise.  The CIE offers three business areas to support these goals: Research and Partnering Laboratories, a Conference Center and a Technology Venture Center. The CIE is located at 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA.

Cape Cod Young Professionals Logo of Cape Cod Young Professionals

CCYP connects Cape Cod's emerging leaders, engages them in the community, and supports their efforts to advance, personally and professionally. For businesses, CCYP offers various professional events, including opportunities for young professionals to grow via 'Career Connect', a 'Mentor Exchange' program, and business and networking focused events. CCYP is located at 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA.

Quest Center  Quest Center logo

Quest Center is a business incubator supporting the development and growth of technology-focused small businesses. Initially oriented to, but not limited to, marine science and marine technologies, software, and life science technologies. Located at 1213 Purchase Street, in New Bedford, MA.

 

Western Mass

Kayon Accelerator 

Kayon Accelerator combines seed capital, hands-on help and a great co-working location with an expert team to positively impact the trajectory of early-stage startups. The Accelerator runs two, four-month programs per year. Kayon’s management team and investors have influential professional networks and resources from New York City and Boston with complementary resources that are in the Pioneer Valley and Western Massachusetts. Kayon is tapped into deep and strong mentor networks that include expert investors, technologists, product specialists, marketers, customer acquisition strategists, sales execs, and more, across all major industries. Accelerator companies are also given access to the right investors, sales prospects and partners. Kayon is located at 11 Amity Street, Amherst, MA.

Orange Innovation Center orange innovation center logo

The Orange Innovation Center is driven to progressive new methods of energy and resource utilization. OIC recognizes that, as a nation we are endowed with not only the fundamental skills to physically support “green” technologies but also forward-thinking rural development even in recession-riddled times. OIC provided adequate space to do so and staff will assist qualifying tenants with grants, planning, and management. Located at 131 West Main Street, in Orange, MA.

The Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park  the business growth center logo

The Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park helps the businesses that come through its doors become more successful more quickly and, by extension, contributes to a vibrant, revitalized economy in Springfield and beyond, with its programs, services, and facilities. For more information contact info(at)businessgrowthcenter.org.

UMass Amherst Innovation Institute  UMass Amherst logo

With focuses on applied research, industry partnerships, intellectual property creation, and development-stage projects, UMass Amherst Innovation Institute increases the ability to translate group’s technology beyond the laboratory.  This allows one to see the discoveries put into practice and supports a broader mission to move research to the society and the economy. Located at 217 Arnold House, in Amherst, MA. 

Valley Venture Mentors  Valley Venture Mentors

Valley Venture Mentors provides support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by uniting carefully selected startups together with high quality business mentors at structured monthly pitch and planning sessions. Located at Bulkley Richardson LLP, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01115. Monthly Event - Second Wednesday of every month.