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Excelerate Labs Graduate

Excelerate founders and their companies get access to Excelerate resources and relationships for life.

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performance results

“Excelerate Labs is the catalyst for building a great company. Both the content of the program and its intensity are boot camp for what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. And as if that wasn’t enough, they pair this training with access to an unbelievable network of mentors, advisors, venture capitalists, and fellow entrepreneurs. Without Excelerate, Food Genius would likely still be a passion project that we worked on in our spare time”

- Justin Massa, Founder & CEO of Food Genius

Want to know if we’re good? Just ask any of our companies >

We have launched 30 companies and created over 150 net new jobs:

All in less than 30 months.  Those companies have raised over $30 million in outside capital as of January 2013 and Forbes ranked Excelerate as one of the “10 Hottest Startup Incubators

Still not sure? Here’s what some of our companies had to say about Excelerate.

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