Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2021     Views: 715

Use CB Insights to generate a list of incubators/accelerators:

  • Select Advanced Filters > Investors.
  • In the Investor Search area on left side of page, expand Investor Attributes menu.
  • For Investor Type, select Incubator/Accelerator.
  • Add other filters, if desired.

Go to PolicyMap to view a map of business incubators provided by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA):

  • Select Economy --> Small Business and Startups --> Business Incubators
  • Select Location(s) of interest

Use PolicyMap Legacy to download a CSV file containing the complete list of U.S. incubators from InBIA. 

Or, check out the International Business Innovation Association's online membership directory of business incubators, accelerators, and other entrepreneurship centers.

Use PitchBook (see access details) to screen for accelerators and incubators:

  • Select Screeners > Investors & Funds.
  • Select Investor Types > Accelerator/Incubator.
  • Select additional filters.
  • Click Search button. 

If downloading large amounts of PitchBook data, use PitchBook in WRDS (see access details):

  • Select PitchBook from the Subscriptions list.
  • Select the Investor dataset.
  • On the PitchBook Investor query form, select these variables: primaryinvestortype, otherinvestortypes
  • Use the Conditional Statement Builder on the query form to add the following rules:

primaryinvestortype equal Accelerator/Incubator


otherinvestortypes equal Accelerator/Incubator

(note: the Accelerator/Incubator value label is case-sensitive)

to verify you entered the Conditional Statements correctly, the Query Preview should read: 

WHERE primaryinvestortype = 'Accelerator/Incubator' OR otherinvestortypes = 'Accelerator/Incubator'

Screen for investors targeting companies in relevant stages, using Capital IQ (see access details):

  • Hover over Screening and select Find Buyers or Investors, under Targeting.
  • Select the Stages tab.
  • Select Available Stages: Incubation and Seed/Startup
  • Click Add to Criteria List button
  • Select additional filters. Click Add to Criteria List button after each selection. 
  • Click Run Search button.

Use Small Business Sourcebook: The Entrepreneur's Resource. The General Small Business Resources section includes directories of incubators/research and technology parks by state. 

Look at the SEED-DB list of individual seed accelerator programs. Seed-DB obtains much of its information from the Crunchbase API.

Use the U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) accelerators and incubators resources. Also, look through the lists of past Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) winners. The GAFC recognizes innovative U.S. accelerators and incubators:

Search the list of more than 100 accelerators that are part of the Global Accelerator Network.

Look at the membership database of the Association of University Research Parks. In partnership with sponsoring research institutions, research parks support and commercialize research outputs of science and technology companies.