All Case Studies

Rise Up Newscastle – United Kingdom (UK)

“Rise Up is Newcastle University’s community of students, graduates, societies and staff using enterprise to enhance employability and turn entrepreneurial ideas into sustainable businesses.”

Blackstone LaunchPad – United States

The Blackstone LaunchPad accelerator is an experimental programme funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. The programme is modelled after a successful prototype launched at the University of Miami.

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab – USA

A multidisciplinary lab aimed to bridging and showcasing innovations developed at the school to outside businesses. Support is granted by IBM, Verizon, Levi’s and Mattel.

AcceleratorHK – Hong Kong

AcceleratorHK is the first privately-run 3-month start-up accelerator in Hong Kong, owned by Telerik and run by Stephen Forte and Paul Orlando, “designed for early stage startups focused on building cross platform hybrid mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript, and Phonegap.”

Start USC (University of Southern California) – USA

An experimental incubator programme founded by Paul Orlando targeting top-tier USC students and alumi and attached to USC’s Lloyd Greif Center. There are no requirements for programme entry except the mandatory role of a USC student or alumni in the team.

Entrepreneurial Spark – UK

The world’s largest free accelerator for start-up and scaleup businesses, supported by Natwest Bank, Ulster Bank, RBS, Dell Technologies and KPMG.