Started in 2010, the Brandery is ideal for startups that need branding and consumer marketing. The program taps its 70 mentors from P&G(PG), Macy's(M), Kellogg's(K), and PepsiCo(PEP). It provides $20,000 for a 6% stake in the company.
"The people you're around are quality," says James Fischer, cofounder of Roadtrippers, a trip-planning app that raised $3.1 million from investors and inked partnerships with the Travel Channel and Michael's.
Ahalogy: Helps companies market on Pinterest. It's raised more than $5 million.
FlightCar: Peer-to-peer carsharing at airports in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It's raised $6.1 million.
Frameri: Makes interchangeable eyeglass frames. The company graduated in October and has $60,000 in pre-sales and nearly $1 million from investors.