|1||Y Combinator||Mountain View, Calif.||
Dropbox and Airbnb are just the biggest names in portfolio.
Investors fight to invest in YC companies at sky-high prices.
Founded in 2005.
|2||TechStars||Boulder, Boston, New York, Seattle, San Antonio||
Founded in 2007, it has grown to five cities, but keeps batches
small to give each startup extra attention. Has broader impact by
helping other incubators.
Philadelphia, New York,
Founded in 2008, it has programs in Philadelphia, New York and
Israel, with 65 portfolio companies, including SCVNGR/Level Up.
Founded by seven ex-Googlers in 2010; hot portfolio, but too early
to value many of the companies.
|5||Launchpad LA||Los Angeles||
Founded in 2009, 23 companies have gone through program, 19 have
been funded, 5 acquired.
Source: Top Startup Incubators And Accelerators: Y Combinator Tops With $7.8 Billion In Value By Ryan Mac, Forbes.