These programs are aimed at developing your company by providing access to mentorship, investors, and other support programs. The main goal of business incubators and accelerators is to create stable and sustainable businesses.

Ascend 2020

Connects business schools and financial institutions focused on community development in order to support local minority-owned business in the inner-city of Atlanta.

Ashoka (fellowship)

Provides early stage financial support and lifetime membership for social entrepreneurship from four programs/tools.

ASPIRE from VentureWell

Startups gain admission into a week-long training and mentorship program geared towards increasing investments. Open to startups focused on inventions in the area of science and engineering. 

ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center)

Fosters technological entrepreneurship by combining curriculum, coaching, connections, and community. Students at Georgia Tech are eligible to join ATDC's Educate program for free. Located in Tech Square. 

CREATE-X Startup Launch

12-week intensive student-focused program that enables teams to work on their startup-up ideas. Acceptance into this program includes $20,000 in seed funding, $50,000 in legal assistance, access to the CREATE-X collaborative workspace, 1:1 faculty-led coaching, and access to a network of field specific mentors and experts.

Echoing Green (fellowship)

Provides funding for social innovation through a robust fellowship program aimed at tackling a wide range of issues. 


Endeavor Atlanta

Entrepreneurs will be a part of an organization that helps companies grown through the entirety of their life-cycle. Entrepreneurs will have access to mentors, capital, markets, and talent. 


Halcyon Incubator

Equips early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures. Entrepreneurs must be decision-makers for their company with the ability to commit full-time residency phase from September to January. Must have less than $500,000 annual revenue. Rent free housing in D.C. at Halcyon House. $10,000 stipend + other benefits.

I-Corps South

Provides entrepreneurship eduction for startups through various support programs, including SBIR Phase Zero that provides a $25K grant. 


Has a two-phase program, Accelerate and Scale. Startups benefit from a 3 month mentorship program and then investment from Techstars Venture Capital Fund. 

The Farm ATL

Startups go through a 3-month accelerator program and receives incubator office space, access to a prototyping lab, and the opportunity to cowork with other startups. Located at the Battery Atlanta. 

Unreasonable Group

Focuses on growth-stage entrepreneurs (moved beyond startup phase).

Y Combinator

Founders move to Silicon Valley for 3 months to benefit from intensive work in order to get them ready for investors. Y Combinator also provides seed funding twice per year to help founders scale their companies. Located in Silicon Valley, California. 


Accelerates the growth of minority-owned (Black and Latinx) startups through mentorship, educational programs, networking and capital infusion.