06:37 AM

Angelpad Tops National Accelerator List As Y Combinator Drops Out

Rice University, MIT and the University of Richmond, today at SXSW unveiled their annual list of ranked startup accelerators. Y Combinator was top last year but this year it reclassified itself as a seed fund. 

The top 20:

  1. AngelPad

  2. MuckerLab

  3. Techstars

  4. University of Chicago New Venture Challenge

  5. Alchemist

  6. StartX

  7. Amplify.LA

  8. 500 Startups

  9. Capital Innovators

  10. Dreamit

  11. Surge

  12. MassChallenge

  13. The Brandery

  14. Gener8tor

  15. ZeroTo510

  16. AlphaLab

  17. Blue Startups

  18. ERA

  19. Betaspring

  20. The Iron Yard

About the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project

The Seed Accelerator Rankings Project aims to begin a larger conversation about what makes seed accelerators successful and to provide entrepreneurs with a tool to help them decide which seed accelerators are a good match for their startup. Confidential data provided by accelerator programs and accelerator alumni are incorporated into the evaluation process.

For more information about the project, go to www.seedrankings.com.