Top 15 Startup Accelerators of 2012 Ranked, Y Combinator Tops ListProf. Yael Hochberg and 2012 MBA graduate Kristen Kamath of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, in cooperation with media partner Tech Cocktail (tech.co), set out to determine the best startup accelerator programs in America and rank the top 15. Sitting atop this year’s list was Y Combinator, followed by TechStars Boulder and KickLabs respectively. This is the second year of the report, which was initiated in 2011 with Aziz Gilani, Director at DFJ Mercury.
Google Apps Now to Offer .CO DomainsWe are happy to announce that Google Apps now offers .CO as a top-level domain option, in addition to the legacy extensions .com, .net and .org – and a growing number of country code domains. Now, businesses that wish to sign up for Google Apps, but don’t yet have a domain name registered, can choose to build their online presence on a .CO domain name.
Startup Weekend™ Teams Up with the .CO Domain to Offer Short, Memorable .CO Web Addresses to Startups WorldwideStartup Weekend™ today announced a one-year Global Partnership with .CO Internet, the company behind the fast-growing .CO domain extension. Through the partnership, .CO domain name scholarships will be granted to all Startup Weekend participants, reaching more than 45,000 entrepreneurs in over 100 countries across the globe. The domain name scholarships will help these entrepreneurs kickstart their businesses with a 12-month .CO domain registration at no cost to them for the first year.
.CO is the domain name of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world. Since launching in 2010, more than 1.6 million .CO domains have been registered by people and companies in more than 200 countries. From startups and small businesses to big brands and multinational corporations, .CO is where big ideas belong on the Web. For more information about .CO, please visit www.go.co or follow us on Twitter @dotCO.