Techstars Chicago - Initially named Excelerate Labs, Techstars Chicago is the premier accelerator program in Chicago. The three-month program connects up-and-coming entrepreneurs with the best tech mentors Chicago has to offer, in addition to capital, office spaces and about a million dollars worth of benefits and perks.
The University of Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge - is recognized as the top-ranked accelerator programs in the nation. NVC startups have achieved more than $13 billion in mergers and exits, and include household names such as Grubhub, Braintree/Venmo, and Simple Mills. You need a current Booth student on the team to apply.