AC·CEL·ER·ATE /əkˈseləˌrāt/


  1. begin to move more quickly.

    • synonyms: speed up, go faster, gain momentum, increase speed, pick up speed, gather speed, put on a spurt

    • undergo a change in velocity.

Ranked as the #1 city in startup activity in the US (Kauffman Index) and a #3 top emerging tech hub (Mashable), Miami has seen a noticeable increase in accelerator programs, startup investment, entrepreneurial support and resources focused on supporting the growth of small businesses. 

Accelerators in Miami

  • 500 Startups   500 has been investing in the rapidly evolving Miami tech entrepreneurial ecosystem for over 5 years now.  From our successful Geeks On A Plane (GOAP) stop in 2012, to the PreMoney Investor Conference and our Series A Program in 2015: we have witnessed the amazing energy of Miami. Today, we believe the Miami entrepreneurial ecosystem is at an inflection point, with more high-potential founders launching locally than ever before. Further, we believe the city is uniquely poised to become a global hub for entrepreneurship and innovation that will hopefully connect South Florida with Silicon Valley, the East Coast, Latin America, Europe, Africa and beyond!
  • Babson WIN Lab   As a part of Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab works with Miami women entrepreneurs in order to help them accelerate and grow their businesses. In partnership with the Knight FoundationFedEx and Akerman LLP we accept up to 20 high-growth, women-led, businesses into our eight-month program.
  • The South Florida Accelerator    This program focuses on four specific tech industries: life sciences, IoT, Cybersecurity, and financial technology.
  • Endeavor Miami   Endeavor Miami was launched in September 2013, with the support of the Knight Foundation and a group of world-class business leaders. It is the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor, a global non-profit organization that has advised and helped scale more than 800 high-impact companies in 26 countries around the world.

  • Startupbootcamp Digital Health Accelerator   Startupbootcamp supports and scales extraordinary companies transforming healthcare and eradicating disparities. To date, they have invested in 22 companies from across the US, Latin America and Israel. Miami is a center for healthcare innovation: it counts sixteen hospitals, over 1,000 life science companies, three globally recognized research universities and a legacy of successful healthcare companies.

  • 305 eLab    305ELab is focused on bridging the gap between ideas and growth, while also developing strong community ties and involvement.  When the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem grows, everyone grows with it. Founded by serial entrepreneurs, educators and active entrepreneurial community members, 305ELab is designed to help startups grow and corporations gain access to innovative ideas. We offer four programs to meet the unique needs of each business. We want to help startups excel, give back and become long-term successful entrepreneurs.

Brooke WalisCIC Miami