Applications for 2015 Start Co. Accelerators Now Open


Media Alert:

Open call for enterprise technology, women-led technology, and social innovation startups.

Start Co. will be accepting applications for its Seed Hatchery (enterprise technology), Upstart (women-led technology) and Sky High (social innovation) accelerators beginning Dec. 18. For the second year, accelerators will run simultaneously, allowing for streamlined integration of resources and mentorship for all founders and teams participating in the 100 day program.

Start Co. is looking for teams who are passionate, flexible and execution oriented.  Their startups should be unique, have high-growth potential and exhibit a national or global reach. Accelerator program participants are typically making use of hardware and software to solve big problems.  Those interested in applying can find more information and applications at Applications are being offered through F6S, a leading startup community, and will close March 1. Those accepted will begin their entrepreneurial journeys at Start Co. May 4, 2015, and will receive $25,000 in seed funding.

Accelerator programming at Start Co. continues to evolve and build stronger community partnerships, and this year will feature workshops, product development sessions and other resources led by local Memphis business partners such as archer>malmo, AutoZone, Baker Donelson, JumpFund, PayPal, SendGrid, Softlayer, Springboard, The Marston Group, and many more.


Applications will be accepted from Dec. 18, 2014 – March 1, 2015


Start Co. is a nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) Memphis-based venture development organization that relentlessly builds founders and companies, promoting entrepreneurship for everyone with a focus on digital startups. Start Co. is a member of the Global Accelerator Network and is currently working with JumpStart, Inc. to advance Memphis’ economic growth through entrepreneurship. The organization is supported by partners including archer>malmo, Baker Donelson, The Marston Group, Orion Federal Credit Union, Mosaik Solutions and Softlayer (an IBM company).  More information can be found at

For additional information please contact Liz Hamilton, archer>malmo for Start Co., at (901) 260-4168,