Below you'll find a list of the focus areas of all 79 Corporate Accelerators we have listed in our database. We aim to keep this data as up-to-date as possible. Please help us if you come across new programs!

Company Accelerator Focus areas Website Details
AIA AIA Accelerator

We are seeking up to 8 ambitious startup companies from across Asia with an innovative healthtech proposition. If you are passionate about improving the lives of people through medical, lifestyle, and health monitoring technologies and believe you can bring in a new era of healthtech innovation, we want to hear from you! The types of teams we are looking for include:

  • remote medical solutions involving imaging, voice and sensor technology
  • technology-related products for healthcare providers
  • care-provider communication and coordination
  • client/patient monitoring solutions
  • predictive analytics
  • workflow and enterprise management
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Airbus Group SE Airbus BizLab

The projects will include the development of a product, a service, an application related to augmented reality, as well as data analysis and digitalisation which can be used in the aeronautical industry.

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Anheuser Busch Inbev SA Budweiser Dream Brewery

Anything that brings clear benefit to consumer in:

  • Beer Consumption Experience
  • Beer Shopping Experience
  • Responsible Drinking
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AT&T Inc AT&T Aspire Accelerator

A product or service that uses technology to support students’ educational and/or career success

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Axel Springer Axel Springer Plug and...

Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator is a Berlin-based accelerator looking for trail-blazing digital entrepreneurs. We are looking for innovative, technology and smart businesses.

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Bank of Ireland Bank of Ireland Accele...

No focus

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Barclays PLC Barclays Accelerator

We’re looking for technology-focused start-ups with a passion for innovation, lots of creativity and who share our revolutionary vision. We are open to businesses across all aspects of financial services.

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Bayer AG Grants4Apps Accelerator

We are looking for startups beyond the ideation phase developing health technology or IT solutions that can connect and empower patients or healthcare stakeholders – mobile apps, digital services, wearables, medical devices, software, hardware. Any integrated next-generation technology that supports adherence, diagnosis, therapy control or prevention is welcome to submit a nomination. We are particularly interested in solutions for patient compliance and digital therapies. Possible focus topics could cover:

  • Patients: empowerment, health checks, prevention
  • Therapies: compliance, digital therapies
  • Healthcare system: home health, lab work, clinical problem solving, clinical trials in connected healthcare
  • Animal health
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BBC BBC Worldwide Labs

Our goal is to strategically and commercially partner with and support the most innovative up-and-coming digital media companies that are helping to define the emerging digital landscape. We look at technology oriented companies, typically these are web-based or other software companies, but we will consider companies that don’t quite fit that mold as well.

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BNP Paribas Innov&Connect

B2B/Enterprise, Hardware, Mobile, Software, Software Development, Web

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Bonnier Bonnier Accelerator

We are looking for ideas that are scalable and use innovative new media formats. Our definition of media is quite broad – it would include the digital toys of app developer Toca Boca or the online gaming site, for example.

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Cisco Systems Inc Cisco Entrepreneurs in...
  • Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE)
  • Enterprise security
  • Cloud computing
  • Big Data/analytics
  • Smart Cities
  • Other areas strategic to Cisco
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Citigroup Inc Citi Accelerator N/I Website Details
Citigroup Inc Citi Mobile Challenge

Banking, Fin-tech

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Citrix Systems Inc Citrix Startup Acceler...

The focus of our Santa Barbara Innovators Program is on earlier stage businesses focused on solving business problems and making a difference for employees globally.

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Coca-Cola Co The Bridge

The Bridge startups range from early stage to growth startups. They offer software solutions that are ready to commercialize and that fit one of five core themes:

  • Consumer Engagement
  • Consumer Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Marketing Innovation
  • Health & Wellness.
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DBS Group Holdings Ltd DBS Accelerator

The types of ideas we are looking for, but not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big data and analytics, where large amounts of complex data can be processed in a second
  • Banking infrastructure, workflow and operational management
  • Mobility and payments
  • Risk monitoring and management
  • Security
  • SME Banking Solution
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Deloitte Beta-i

Insurance industry

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Deutsche Telekom AG hub:raum
  • Internet of things
  • Cyber security
  • Health
  • Cloud based business solutions
  • Customer analytics & big data
  • Mobile payment & commerce
  • Tv, video & multi screen
  • Telecommunication & connectivity
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dpa next media accelerator

Your company is either about creating information and making it a valuable experiences for your users or your product helps publishers and broadcaster to create, evaluate, design, transfer, analyse, verificate or whatever else great thing with content.

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DPD UK DPD Last Mile labs

Can you revolutionise the parcel delivery experience of DPD customers? If your business is focused on catapulting the courier delivery experience into the future then Last Mile Labs is perfect for you, no matter what stage your business is at or where you’re based.

  • Doorstep smiles: Develop the world’s best final mile delivery experience
  • Closely connected: Using the parcel receiver’s data, develop an interactive interface that allows the DPD driver and receiver to communicate in real time
  • Operational efficiency: Using historic and current delivery data plus predictive patterns identify cost savings and efficiency opportunities within the DPD operation
  • Wild card: Any innovative product or solution that enhances the last mile delivery experience and which isn’t covered in the other categories
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E.ON SE :agile accelerator

Energy-related ideas

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Ernst & Young EY Startup Challenge

As people, activities and objects become increasingly connected, data is now the currency of business. The scope to derive insight from data, to gain foresight, and enable better decision-making, has exponentially increased:

  • Insights into who your customers are, what they want and why, is a rapidly-rising strategic imperative - but given the sheer wealth of data now available, what is the potential for foresight into their evolving behaviours, demands and expectations?
  • Insights into who your suppliers are, and the unpredictable global environments in which the supply chain operates, is of increasing importance to businesses - so how could innovative technology provide greater visibility to help businesses avoid shocks and minimise risk?
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Gakken GAKKEN Accelerator Pro...

Publishing/media, Books/magazines, Informational contents, Education

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Google Google Launchpad Accel...

Mobile app startups

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IBM IBM Alpha Zone

Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Mobile, Internet of Things, Cognitive Computing Technologies, Machine Learning, AI, Healthcare, Retail, Travel & Transportation, Banking, Energy & Utilities, TelCo, Media

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ImmobilienScout24 You Is Now

Early stage startups related to real estate or mobility.

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Illumina Illumina Accelerator

Genomics research

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Infinity Accelerator

Internet of Things, Smart Cities

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ING Group Innovation Studio


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Ingram Content Group 1440

Publishing, Content

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Intel Corp Intel Education Accele...

Our goal is to help passionate and committed education, technology, and business professionals who share our dedication to advance educational excellence with mentorship, funding, and insights.

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Intel Corp Ingenuity Partner Program

Wireless technologies, Connected devices, Mobile, IT, internet of Things, Wearables, Big data analytics, Perceptual computing, Robotics

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Interpublic Group of C... R/GA Accelerator

The Internet has spilled out beyond the desktop and mobile screens and into devices, objects, and hardware. This isn’t a passing fad, but a innovation that is quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives. This massive shift in how we experience and harness technology, also called the “Internet of Things,” includes new product categories, such as wearable technology and home automation and enterprise solutions. The R/GA Accelerator taps into the emerging class of products that combine hardware, data, and digital services in compelling ways for consumers and businesses.

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John Lewis JLAB

If your business is focussed on catapulting the retail shopping experience into the future then JLAB is perfect for you, no matter what stage your business is at or where you’re based.

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Kaplan Kaplan EdTech Accelerator

Any technology-powered startup looking to change education for the better. Examples:

  • Education-related apps (iOS, Android, Windows)
  • Education-platforms (mobile and/or social learning, online instruction, collaboration tools)
  • Curriculum & learning (adaptive/personalized learning, core and supplemental curriculum, online learning systems)
  • Instruction (test prep, tutoring, training, courses, online courses)
  • Tools for students & teachers (student information systems, learning management systems, student recruitment & job placement systems)
  • Other Cool Stuff (Assessment systems, credentialing systems, games, content)
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L Brands Inc Leading Entrepreneuria...

The company said it is keen to look at startups working in the areas of

  • Mobility
  • Big data
  • Omnichannel marketing
  • Supply chain
  • Security
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La Poste Start'inPost
  • Commerce / E-Commerce
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital trust
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Lowe's Companies, Inc Lowe's Accelerator

Augmented and virtual reality, 3D scanning and printing, Robotics

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MasterCard Inc Start Path Europe
  • Advertising
  • B2B/Enterprise
  • Banking & Accounting
  • Computer Security
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Data & Analytics
  • E-commerce
  • Finance
  • Logistics/Supply Chain
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Banking
  • Banking Domain
  • Biometrics
  • Commerce
  • Consumer Insights
  • Customer Retention
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analysis
  • Enterprise Software
  • Logistics
  • Logistics Management
  • Loyalty Marketing
  • Loyalty Programs
  • Merchant Services
  • Payment Gateways
  • Payment Systems
  • Payments
  • Payroll Processing
  • Retail Banking
  • Retail Management
  • Security
  • Security Management
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Merck Group Merck Accelerator
  • Healthcare: Prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals as well as solutions in the areas of allergies, biopharma and biosimilars
  • Life science: Innovative tools and laboratory supplies for the life science industry that make research and biotech production easier, faster and more successful
  • Performance materials: Specialty chemicals, such as liquid crystals for displays, effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics, or high-tech materials for the electronics
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METRO AG techstars Metro Accele...

Focused on improving every aspect of the hospitality and food value chain.  Whether financial technology, mobile, food technology, business solutions, big data or logistics, we’re looking for startups to improve how hotels, restaurants, cafes and catering companies all over the world do business.

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Microsoft Corp Microsoft Ventures Acc...

The Accelerator Program is aimed at helping tech startups doing big things in Cloud, Internet and Mobile. We are ready to consider any application that can leverage the Cloud, such as:

  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile (any O/S)
  • Media
  • Social Applications
  • Gaming
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Others: Enterprise, Telecom, Big Data
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Microsoft Corp Microsoft Accelerator N/I Website Details
Modern Times Group MTGx MediaFactory

All applicants should have a combination of video, social, mobile and monetization

  • eSport
  • Social causes
  • Monetize, discover, deliver video entertainment
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Mondelez International... Shopper Futures Accele...

Mondelēz International is looking for entrepreneurs who are developing the technology platforms and mobile solutions that are solving some of their most pressing challenges at retail. From the consumer experience in aisle to the payment process at checkout, we’re seeking startups that are innovating in mobile to re-imagine how consumers engage with and purchase consumer package goods brands at retail. Some examples of technologies transforming this space include:

  • Proximity, beacons and alerts (WiFi, BTLE, NFC, RFID)
  • Mobile payments and checkout
  • Dynamic shopping lists and social shopping
  • Loyalty, rewards and gamification
  • Augmented reality and interactive displays
  • Inventory auditing and optimisation
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Nike Inc Nike Fuel Lab

From training, coaching and gaming, to social features, analytics and complementary services – if it can help athletes - we’re in. By combining the NikeFuel platform and our decades of deep insight in sport with world-class partner products and services, every athlete will have access to more compelling and personalized offerings.

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Nordea Bank AB Startup Accelerator

Data & Analytics, Finance, Mobile, Analytics, Banking, Financial Technology, Savings, Social Media

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Orange SA Orange Fab France
  • AdTech
  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerospace
  • Big Data
  • Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency
  • Cloud
  • Connected Objects
  • Connected Vehicle
  • Consumer Internet
  • Ecommerce & Mobile
  • Commerce
  • Emerging Markets
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Payment / Financial Services
  • Retail Technology
  • Robotics / Drones / Automous Vehicles
  • Security
  • Virtual / Augmented Reality
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PCH International Highway 1

We look for great hardware startups

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Pearson plc Pearson Catalyst for E...

Current challenges:

  • Mobile Math Input
  • Indexing Training and Open Jobs
  • Data Visualization Solution
  • English Language Learning Game
  • Performance Based Assessment
  • Critical Reading
  • 3D Visualization for Developmental Psychology
  • Teaching Computer Science in Schools
  • Learning Outcomes Rubric & Data platform
  • Enabling Data Driven Sales (Matching Pearson’s products to customers)
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Pitney Bowes Inc Pitney Bowes Inc
  • Location based platforms (Services/advertising, analytics)
  • Spatial enabled platforms (Analytics, enterprise apps, GIS enabled systems, Navigation & other spatial analysis use cases)
  • Mobile & Big Data Analytics
  • E-Commerce Management Systems (Horizontal platforms in targeting/retargeting, analytics, data integration, shipping & delivery management)
  • Data Integration & Master
  • Data Management
  • Mobile commerce & Proximity payments
  • M2M Platforms & Services
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ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG ProSiebenSat.1 Acceler...

We invest across all industries with focus on B2C businesses. Typical industries are:

  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • E-commerce
  • Internet of things
  • Smart home
  • Health
  • Fin-tech
  • Ad-tech
  • Online video space.
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Qualcomm Inc Qualcomm Robotics Acce...

The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is looking for companies building the next generation of robotics smart machines that combine mechanics and intelligent controls, computer vision, sensors, navigation, and wireless communication.

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Media-Saturn Group SPACELAB Tech Accelerator

We invest in all companies along our value chain from logistic apps to innovative gadgets

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Singapore Press Holdings SPH Plug and Play
  • Media business
  • Audience analysis and measurement
  • Content marketing
  • News & content distribution
  • Customer empowerment and loyalty
  • Marketplaces & E-commerce
  • Media technologies
  • Print advertising enhancers
  • Digital ad technologies
  • Outdoor advertising platforms
  • Gamification and app development
  • Content storage and delivery optimization
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Sprint Sprint Mobile Health A...

Product and/or services in the mobile health space

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Swire blueprint accelerator

B2B startups that are capital efficient with potential for high growth. We’re interested in creative ideas that use technology to scale.

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Target Corp Target India Accelerator

Through the four month intensive program, we focus on transformative and technology-driven ideas to create solutions for today’s rapidly changing retail environment.

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Target Corp Techstars Retail Accel... N/I Website Details
TEB (Turkish Economy B... TEB Incubation & Accel...

TEB Incubation & Acceleration Center, which opened its doors in İstanbul’s Ataşehir district two years ago, has 5 different programs for entrepreneurs; Education, Pre-Incubation, Incubation, Acceleration and Growth.

So far we received queries from 3,700 would-be entrepreneurs, 252 of whom were accepted into the TEB Incubation & Acceleration Center. Also 48 of them graduated from TEB Incubation & Acceleration Center. And 11 succeeded in finding financing for their business ideas through the TEB Private Banking Angel Investment Platform.

TEB has also decided to expand the TEB Incubation & Acceleration Center concept outside İstanbul in order to reach out to entrepreneurs in other parts of the country and help them turn their ideas into businesses.

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Technogym Wellness Accelerator


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Telecom Italia SpA #Wcap Accelerator

The Call for Ideas is aimed at startups in the digital field such as:

  • Mobile
  • Smart city
  • Smart home
  • Automotive
  • Gaming
  • Health & wellness
  • Data analytics
  • Green solutions
  • Social impact
  • Digital payments
  • IT security
  • Social networking
  • Wearables.
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Telefonica SA wayra

If you have a business or an idea that uses technology to solve the problems of the future, wayra is your place to make it grow.

  • Really innovative business proposals and as disruptive as possible.
  • Scalable initiatives having high growth potential and a strong global focus
  • Products with a fast commercial time-to-market deployment
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Telekom Malaysia Digital Malaysia Corpo...
  • Public transportation
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing and lifestyle solutions on the cloud
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Telenet Group Holding NV Telenet Idealabs
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Video/Digital Home
  • E-commerce
  • Smart Cities
  • Advertising
  • Security
  • Social Innovations
  • M2M/Internet of Things
  • Network & Systems
  • Industrial Big Data
  • Apps and Games
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Telstra muru-D

Digital start-up

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Time Warner Inc Media Camp

Media Business

  • Media Landscape and Overview
  • Market Sizing
  • Media Consumption
  • Media and Audience Measurement
  • Regulation Impacts on Media
  • Advertising in Media
  • Content and Ownership
  • International Distribution

Media Technologies

  • Multi-Platform Development Technologies
  • Scaling Growth & Handling Competition
  • Search and Discovery of Content
  • Context Aware Solutions
  • Cross-Platform Video Technologies

Future of Media

  • Current vs Future of Media
  • Shifting Value Chain
  • Future of Distribution
  • Future of Advertising
  • Disruptive Technologies
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Travelport Travelport Labs Incubator
  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • Technology
  • Software
  • Mobile
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Tune Group Tune Labs
  • Travel
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile
  • Fintech
  • Others
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Unilever plc The Unilever Foundry, ...
  • Digital marketing
  • Mobile
  • Content
  • E-commerce
  • Analytics
  • Data management
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Volkswagen AG Volkswagen ERL Technol...
  • Speech Recognition
  • Seamless connectivity solutions
  • Infotainment applications (Navigation, Media, etc.)
  • Driver Assistance/Drive distraction management
  • Sensor technologies
  • Data Mining and analytics
  • Social media/Recommendation Engines
  • Gamification
  • Augmented Reality / digital reality
  • Mobile device integration
  • Mobility/Parking applications/detection
  • Location based services
  • Discovery - where to go? What to do? Etc.
  • Advanced visualization
  • Virtual intelligence and personalization
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Walt Disney Co Disney Accelerator

Technology powered products and services in the consumer entertainment and media space

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Wells Fargo & Co Wells Fargo Startup Ac...

Solutions for:

  • Financial institutions
  • Enterprise customers
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William Hill plc WHLabs


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Yahoo! Inc Yahoo Ad Tech Program


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Yahoo! Inc SigmaLabs Accelerator

Big data, Video, Fintech and Native advertising

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Yandex Tolstoy Summer Camp
  • Mass-scalable solutions
  • B2C (no B2B!)
  • Technology solutions
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YLE YLE Media Startup Acce...
  • Media services (Education, Entertainment, Gaming, Media, Crowdsourcing, Journalism, Learning,Radio, TV production, UGC)
  • Technology (Data & Analytics, Mobile Applications, Analytics, Archiving, Mobile, Software, Software Development)
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