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Startup Federation

The Startup Federation is a global network of the world’s top incubators. Through this program, 1776 and our startup federation members are building global density and creating an ecosystem that transcends geographic boundaries. As a result, our world’s most promising entrepreneurs and young companies can access the resources they need to scale regardless of the city they choose to call home.

 The Startup Federation is based on the premise that collaboration among startup ecosystems and among startups is a net benefit for the global economy and for innovation. By connecting and cultivating thriving ecosystems that have similar methods and practices, startups can more easily engage globally and take advantage of what different cities have to offer in terms of resources, talent, and connections. Because resources are both accessible yet scattered across the world, startups face the increasing need to be connected globally very early on in their lifecycles in order to compete. The Startup Federation gives startups a home in facilities all over the world that are tailored to their needs and fosters the ability collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs, potential partners, customers, investors, and mentors.

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  • Amman, Jordan

    Oasis500 is a leading early stage and seed investment company, the first of its kind in Jordan and the MENA region. The Oasis500 program includes entrepreneurship training, seed investment, and business acceleration. Oasis500 turns business ideas into startups and helps entrepreneurs grow their companies. The business accelerator nurture innovative ideas in the technology and creative industries.

  • Austin, USA

    Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the accelerator.

  • Baltimore, USA

    Betamore is an award-winning organization whose mission is to make Baltimore a leading global entrepreneurship destination.  For entrepreneurs and the general public, Betamore offers industry-based education, incubation and coworking, and an off-campus membership that includes events, discounted education, early stage business support, and other benefits.  Please visit to learn more.

  • Berlin, Germany

    betahaus is a coworking space in BerlinHamburgSofia and Barcelona. We opened the  first location in April 2009 in Berlin, right at Moritzplatz. Up to 200 freelancer, maker and startups are able to work here either full-time or part-time, use the meeting rooms, or simply pick up their mail. Besides the office space, for the makers beneath you, we provide an FabLab, the Open Design City, as well as a lot of space for exhibitions and events at the Innovation Space. The in-house Café offers furthermore refreshments and hot lunch every weekday.

  • Boise, USA

    Trailhead is the starting point for innovation and collaboration. It’s where entrepreneurs, innovators and business people of all types go to start… a conversation, an idea, an innovation, a business, a journey.

    Located in downtown Boise, Idaho, Trailhead is a collaborative space that encourages gathering, connecting, and learning. We provide educational programming, unique networking opportunities, along with structured and unstructured events and drop-in sessions. It’s where you can interact with breakthrough innovators and early stage businesses, and gain access to expertise that can help you along your path.

    Founded by local entrepreneurs, Trailhead is a non-profit, community effort focused on helping develop the next generation of business successes in Boise.

  • Boston, USA

    St. Louis, USA

    CIC was founded in 1999 in Kendall Square and is the world’s largest cluster of startups, housing approximately 850 companies in premium office and co-working spaces across seven facilities. CIC companies come from all industries, and while primarily startups, the CIC community also includes many large companies as well as capital and service providers. This innovative community enjoys significant benefits, including proximity to $7.1 billion in venture capital assets under management in CIC’s buildings. CIC has recently expanded, opening new centers in Downtown Boston and St. Louis, with its first international location announced to be in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Bratislava, Slovakia

    The Spot is the premiere place for startups and young entrepreneurs in Bratislava, Slovakia opened in 2012. We are home for more than 70 creative and ambitious people we support in 750 sqm of space in the heart of the city. There are weekly workshops and lectures in all business and startup related topics to help you succeed. And of course we offer a good coffee! Bratislava is a hot spot to be. Very close to Vienna, Budapest and Prague, fairly cheap to live in, vibrant city life. Slovakia also offers incentives for technology startups so you may consider to start here!

  • Charlotte, USA

    HQ Charlotte at Packard Place is the largest coworking facility, occupying 90,000 square feet in the heart of Uptown, Charlotte. Our coworking is comprised of early stage and high- growth technology start-ups, which we’ve been growing since opening in 2011 and are up to over 90 companies in house. Currently we operate 4 accelerator programs out of the space, with a focus on financial and revolutionary technologies, and host over 300 events annually in our community event space. We are without a doubt an entrepreneurial hub to be reckoned with!

  • Chicago, USA
    1871 is the home of more than 325 early-stage, high-growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, this 75,000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators, Techstars Chicago and Impact Engine; half a dozen industry-specific incubators in key areas such as real estate, education technology, food and financial technology; several emerging tech talent schools, and the state’s leading technology advocate, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. It is the second home to Chicago-based VCs, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, MATH Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels, OCA Ventures, OurCrowd and Chicago Ventures, as well as satellite offices for Northwestern University, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and DeVry. 1871 is the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.
  • Dallas, USA

    The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (the DEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which serves entrepreneurs in the Dallas area, providing a location where they can receive training, education, mentorship, promotion and access to capital in order to encourage and equip the entrepreneurial community to start, build and grow their businesses. Facilitating a culture of entrepreneurship and ‘giving before you get’, the DEC connects new and old entrepreneurs with a vibrant, collaborative environment.

  • Durham, USA

    The American Underground, where smart startups get their start and grow, is one of eight Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs in North America and home to 240+ startups, investors, university offices, and more.

  • Little Rock, USA

    As the front door for entrepreneurism in Central Arkansas, The Venture Center’s multi-stage process is the engine which drives the development of scalable, investable businesses. The Venture Center’s best-in-class Mentorship Network along with our comprehensive Pre-Accelerator program supports and guides startup founders to viability. Corporate, Industry-focused Accelerator Programs leverage The Venture Center’s expertise in innovation in service of our startups, corporate partners, and investment community. We provide expertise and solutions for partners in business, government and education to bolster the economic development of Central Arkansas. As a clear leader, The Venture Center is shaping the economic development of the State and region.

  • London, United Kingdom

    Warner Yard is a co-working space for technology companies, based in the heart of Clerkenwell, London. Three floors of our building are home to two dozen startups, large and small, led by first time founders and serial entrepreneurs alike. We also feature the London outpost of the Techstars accelerator, which adds over a hundred mentors to our network. The last of our floors is dedicated to early stage investors, both funds and angels, focused on helping to build world class companies. Warner Yard was created in 2013 by Playfair Capital, an early stage fund that invests in teams building technology that generates a quantum leap in the way we live, work and play for the better.

  • Los Angeles Region, USA

    Cross Campus is Southern California’s leading network of collaborative, on-demand workspaces and business event venues. With a focus on design & user experience, best-in-class event programming, and a diverse community of innovative members, Cross Campus has become known as “the nerve center of Silicon Beach.” Cross Campus has locations in Santa Monica and Pasadena, and is expanding throughout Southern California. Find out more at

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    Startup Mexico is the first innovation campus for entrepreneurs in Mexico. It’s a super hub that includes recently established high-impact businesses, seed funds, corporate implants and services for entrepreneurs, all under the same roof, to create a new type of ecosystem that encourages collaboration, innovation and a more competitive Mexico.

  • Miami, USA

    Venture Hive provides best in class entrepreneurship education at key stages of the entrepreneurial journey. The Venture Hive Accelerator and Incubator programs focus on connectivity and guidance for entrepreneurs and startups to maximize regional economic development impact. The Venture Hive Prep™ and Venture Hive U™ programs foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the high school and university levels. We offer governments, institutions, and communities efficient and effective turnkey solutions to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem based on sound educational and economic development principles.

  • Moncton, Canada

    VennCentre is the innovation hub and gathering place for the region’s tech community, and Moncton’s hub in the New Brunswick innovation ecosystem. Located in the heart of downtown Moncton’s business and entertainment district, VennCentre is the clubhouse for the Greater Moncton tech and innovation community. VennCentre’s event space is where the tech community comes to network, to hang out, to learn and grow.

    Venn Innovation is dedicated to collaboration, networking, learning and ideation. Member companies, startups, educational and government partners and numerous local, regional and provincial tech stakeholders come together in VennCentre, making it an ideal environment for working together, being inspired, and helping to fuel job creation and company growth.

     VennCentre is the home of Vennture Garage, a program dedicated to helping young people gain entrepreneurial experience, develop their business ideas and get prepared for the next stages of their growth. VennCentre is also the New Brunswick hub in the Canadian Digital Media Network, which helps entrepreneurs, academic partners and governments at all levels collaborate, and speed the commercialization of Canada’s digital and ICT talent, products and companies.


  • Moscow, Russia

    Digital October has created an ecosystem of technology entrepreneurship. Located in the very center of Moscow, Digital October brings together engineers and software developers, entrepreneurs and venture investors, executives and analysts from global technology companies, designers and art professionals. The guiding principle of Digital October is meritocracy in which professionalism, accomplishments and innovation are valued.

  • Nairobi, Kenya

    The iHub is a part co-working space, part vector and part pre-incubator. It is at the heart of the Kenyan tech ecosystem and offers a unique perspective into the rapidly-developing scene in the country. We value connecting people, surfacing information and supporting startups. Add a funky, cool space and Pete’s coffee into the mix and the brilliance is limitless.


  • Nashville, USA

    The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) fosters innovation and entrepreneurship by turning ideas into investable businesses. As a non-profit 501c(3) organization, the EC is funded through sponsorships, partnerships, donations and grants and relies on support from leading corporations, successful entrepreneurs and others with a vested interest in the EC’s success.

  • New Orleans, USA

    Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Idea Village is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent. We deliver against our mission by executing an annual Entrepreneur Season, a unique cycle of programs and events that drives entrepreneurial activity locally. The Season culminates each March with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Our space is a laboratory for innovation, creativity, and collaboration, inspiring entrepreneurs and those who believe in them to explore, launch, and scale their crazy ideas. We are located in the heart of downtown in The IP building. To learn more, visit

  • Phoenix, USA

    CO+HOOTS is the only shared downtown Phoenix office location that promotes collaboration and provides a professional, inspirational and self-sustaining space to grow and nurture entrepreneurialism. Creatives, entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses of all areas flock here to become a part of the growing vibrancy of downtown Phoenix. As a community of more than 200 local-minded and business-focused people, we are able to collaborate on projects, share resources and generate more success to support our livelihoods. CO+HOOTS is designed to help your business thrive.

  • Philadelphia, USA

    We are Philadelphia’s Premier Coworking Network.  A diverse coworking community for mobile professionals, corporate workforce, entrepreneurs & startups.  A world-class experiential event venue for meet ups, workshops, & celebrations.  A media platform showcasing innovators, disruptors & instigators.  The Future of work has arrived in the city that redefined liberty.  Please email to learn more about working from our space (insert ‘Startup Federation’ in the subject line).

  • San Francisco, USA 

    Hattery is a shared work studio, event space, and education hub in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. We’re a community of entrepreneurs building products and technologies that will make a positive impact on the world.
    Our dynamic office promotes a culture of innovation, craft, and the exchange of powerful ideas. With a variety of flexible meeting spaces and resources, our studio can be hacked to fit your purpose each day. This is a place for startups to learn, collaborate, create, scale, and connect.
  • Seoul, South Korea

    D.CAMP is one of Korea’s biggest startup supporting organizations that provides the most comprehensive programs for entrepreneurs. Founded in 2012 by Korea’s 20 major banks, D.CAMP’s goal is to a build startup ecosystem and help create and grow young business by providing them with the necessary support to scale.

    D.CAMP’s 45000 sq.ft facility includes an open co-working space, incubating offices, global offices, and areas for casual meet-ups and events big and small. D.CAMP is located in the heart of Gangnam area overlooking Seonjeon-reung and is near the UNESCO World Heritage designated royal tombs belonging to Kings of Chosun Dynasty. D.CAMP is easily accessible by public transportation.

    D.CAMP offers coworking, incubation, early stage investment, and industry-specific and general education to groom and nurture entrepreneurs and startups. D.CAMP received the 2014 President’s Award for its contribution to creative economy.


  • St. John’s, Canada

    The Genesis Centre is an award-winning business incubator for technology start-ups. The centre accelerates startups through all stages of idea development – from pre-incubation and business model development, to investor readiness.  It also connects start-up clients with top mentors and advisors, along with marketing, funding, office space and technical resources to help them succeed. The Genesis Centre’s goal is to help entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas and to build successful companies in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Taipei, Taiwan

    Garage+ is founded by Epoch Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Taipei, Taiwan. We believe in supporting the builders of meaningful businesses, and the way we support the builders of meaningful businesses, is by connecting them to our global network of professionals and institutes.

    At Garage+, serial and seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors, and angels/investors (from China, the Philippines, Taiwan and Silicon Valley) are actively contributing their expertise and resources. It therefore helps facilitate early-stage startups to build teams, enhance connections, strengthen core values, access fundraising resources and eventually get to the top.

    Since 2012, 75% of Garage+ teams in various industries have received funds from professional investors and have continued to grow business with the community’s continuous support. On Oct.7, 2014, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had officially became the university partner of Garage+. Our portfolio includes  74 startups from healthcare (medical devices and digital health), smart devices, agriculture, edutech, fintech, greentech. Garage+ is the best stepping-stone to enter the big markets, such as China and East Asia countries.

  • Tallahassee, USA

    Domi Station is North Florida’s premier startup incubator and coworking space. Our 8,000 SF facility is home to more than 30 companies and 100 ambitious entrepreneurs. With the support of multiple public and private sponsors, including Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Leon County, and Florida Blue, we have built a mentorship-driven community that offers cohort based incubator programs, frequent networking opportunities, and educational meetups.

  • Toronto, Canada

    INcubes is a Toronto based tech accelerator that teams up with emerging entrepreneurs and talented startup teams to create solid businesses with innovative products and ideas. Recognized as one of the 7 true acceleration programs in Canada and one of the 6 exciting Canadian Accelerators to watch in 2015, INcubes offers the largest international exchange program among other Toronto-based accelerators. INcubes’ international network has attracted mentors and investors from across many countries including the US, UK, France, China, Israel, Latin America and more. With its two flagship programs, the Funnel Program and the Acceleration Program, INcubes connects with the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, those with goals of turning their game-changing technologies into international success stories.

  • Waterloo, Canada

    Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed. We were founded in 1997 by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs who wanted to raise the profile of the Waterloo Region tech community. Today, Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies. We support companies at all stages of growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players—and we have fun doing it.

  • Dell, a global technology leader, has teamed up with 1776 as part of Dell’s ongoing commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation through Dell for Entrepreneurs. The partnership is part of Dell’s ongoing initiative to fuel innovation and global growth by providing emerging business with Dell’s resources, expertise and solutions.  As part of the program, 1776 members have access to Dell’s world-class technology, mentoring, workshops, events and access to the Dell for Entrepreneurs community.