IVCA Feature: Where Chicago Ranks in the Top 300 Incubators/Accelerators According to Fallory.com

July 20, 2022

The IVCA continues its 2022 series on Accelerators/Incubators, in relationship to the current class at Techstars Chicago. In March of 2022, the start up blog fallory.com published “The 300 Best Accelerators and Incubators in the United States.” Where do the Chicago Accelerators/Incubatorss rank on the list? This guide will give that information. To link to the full list, click 300 BEST. All stats are from the article, published on March 27th, 2022


EVC Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Chicago that invests in early-stage companies

Began: 2014
Industries: Finance, Higher Education, Venture Capital


Relish Works is an innovation center dedicated to disrupting the existing quo and paving the way for the food industry’s next development

Began: 2017 
Industries: Finance, Food & Beverage, Food Processing


Lofty Ventures works with passionate founders, disruptive startups, and forward-thinking organizations to help them change the world.

Began: 2014 
Industries: “Agnostic,” but industries that build community, hack serendipity or promote different uses.


Sandbox connects startups and companies with three different channels: strategic venture funds, accelerators, and advisory services

Began: 2003 
Industries: Financial Services, Venture Capital

162: REACH

REACH is a technology accelerator specializing in the real estate and related industries

Began: 2012
Industries: Business Development, Finance, Financial Services


Techstars Chicago hosts programs that link startups with investors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs

Began: 2010 
Industries: Consulting, Financial Services, Venture Capital
*Techstars Base in Boulder, CO, was #2 on this list


Workbox is a Co-working Accelerator that equips forward-thinking businesses with the tools they need to grow quicker, better, and more collaboratively

Began: 2019
Industries: Proptech, Human Capital, Fintech


TechNexus Venture Collaborative is a venture capital organization that invests in startups and offers strategic capital

Began: 2007
Industries: B2B, B2C, Business Development, Venture Capital


MATTER provides digital solutions to the healthcare business in order to improve products and services.

Began: 2014
Industries: Biopharma, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Life Science, Medical, Medical Device

77: 1871

1871 is a non-profit organization that assists digital designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs in launching their businesses and sharing their ideas.

Began: 2012
Industries: Advice, Consulting, Finance, Internet, Non Profit, Training


The Financial Solutions Lab nurtures, promotes, and scales solutions that help low-income and marginalized people improve their financial health.

Asset Management, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology, Non Profit

Began: 2014
Industries: Advice, Consulting, Finance, Internet, Non Profit, Training


Healthbox is an innovation consulting and fund management firm that assists businesses in developing and sustaining innovative initiatives

Began: 2010
Industries: Health Care, Incubators, Venture Capital


Early-stage startups working on clean energy, decarbonization, and environmental sustainability are supported by the Clean Energy Trust

Began: 2010
Industries: Advanced Materials, AgTech, Clean Energy, CleanTech, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation


Cleveland Avenue is a venture fund and accelerator based in Chicago that invests in food, beverage, and technology startups

Began: 2015
Industries: Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Retail Technology, Venture Capital


Envestnet provides financial advisers with technology-enabled investment and practice management tools

Began: 1999
Industries: Architecture, Financial Services, FinTech, Wealth Management

The Demo Day that culminates the TechStars Chicago program will be on September 1st, 2022, time and place TBD. For more information about TechStars Chicago, click here.

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