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SBA announces 20 winners of Growth Accelerator Fund competition

November 02, 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 20 recipients of the fourth Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The winners, which represent a broad set of industries and a diversified range of demographic groups, will each receive a cash prize of $50,000 to address gaps in regional entrepreneurial ecosystems as part of the award. Awardees will be required to submit quarterly reports for a year, and must report or provide their metrics, including jobs created, funds raised, startups launched and corporate sponsors obtained. 

The 2017 recipients of the Growth Accelerator Fund competition are:

  • EparaTodos: Negocios Exitosos- Lowell, Mass.
  • Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development- Portland, Maine
  • MergeLane- Boulder, Colo.
  • Hera Labs- San Diego, Calif.
  • KiiLN- Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Local Works- Charleston, S.C.
  • WiSTEM/1871- Chicago, Ill.
  • The JunipHER Project- Williamsburg, Va.
  • Bioscience & Technology Business Center- Lawrence, Kan.
  • MORTAR- Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WIN Life Sciences Start Up Accelerator Program- Seattle, Wash.
  • FirstWaVE Accelerator- Tampa, Fla.
  • XLR8UH- Honolulu, Hawaii
  • First Flight Venture Center- Research Triangle Park, N.C.
  • I-Corps Puerto Rico Accelerator- San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Native Entrepreneur In Residence- Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Fannin Innovation Studio- Houston, Texas
  • Circular Board- Houston, Texas
  • Peninsula Technology Incubator- Hampton, Va.
  • Veterans Future Lab- Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

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