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November 07, 2022 | Tom Ballard

gener8tor appears to be expanding rapidly in the South

Is the Badger nation moving South?

It appears so as Wisconsin-based gener8tor, a nationally ranked start-up accelerator, has made several announcements in the past few weeks about initiatives in neighboring states.

  • Columbia, SC-based GrowCo has teamed-up with gener8tor to  launch the “gALPHA Columbia Accelerator.” The inaugural program is a free, four-week venture-creation workshop designed to help first-time entrepreneurs create high-growth start-ups from scratch in Columbia. It will provide product ideas, mentorship and coaching to teams of participants and then work with start-ups individually for one month to help them develop an innovative and marketable product or solution. Applications are now being accepted through November 28, with the accelerator program to kick off in early December 2022. Funding for the “gALPHA Columbia Accelerator” was made possible by investments into GrowCo from The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation and the City of Columbia. Click here to learn more.
  • Christine Concepción has been selected as the inaugural Managing Director of the “Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator,” a partnership between venture capital platforms Bronze Valley and gener8tor. Also located in Birmingham, the new program supports high-growth, innovative and technology-enabled companies created by diverse, underrepresented and underestimated founders. Before joining gener8tor, Concepción was a principal at VU Venture Partners on the FinTech team. Click here to learn more.
  • As previously reported, the organization has joined forces with Birmingham, AL-based Prosper, a coalition of business leaders committed to creating a racially inclusive economy, to launch the inaugural “gBETA Prosper Healthtech.” The cohort will host a “Demo Day” on November 15. Click here for more information.

These announcements come shortly after gener8tor and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville announced the five startup companies selected for the inaugural fall 2022 “HudsonAlpha Agtech Investment Accelerator” (see article here).

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