About the StartUp Accelerator

About the StartUp Accelerator

The RiverCity Foundry,  established in the summer of 2016, is a regional new business startup accelerator based in the electric river cities of Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City, AL.

  1. What is an Accelerator, and how is it different?
  2. I have an idea, how do I know if it is a good fit?  Find out here.
  3. I don’t have an idea that’s ready just yet, but what if I want to learn more?  Come, be a “helper” in one of our “batches”.
  4. Apply for our next program!

The RiverCity Foundry is a public/private economic development partnership for the greater Chattahoochee Valley region designed to create high-impact startups and sustainable jobs for the entire region.  Supported by local business, government and academic leaders, in response to findings from the 2016 Regional Prosperity Initiative reports, individual and corporate investors, accomplished mentors, professionals have joined forces with Troy University, ColumbusMakesIT!, Columbus Technical CollegeSCORE to develop an “entrepreneurial center of gravity” and an “enterprising culture” in the area. 

Individual, institutional and corporate investors are sponsoring the necessary work to validate the candidates and ideas for acceleration.  Alabama Powerthe Greater Columbus and Phenix City Chambers of Commerce, the Phenix City Board of Economic Development and the River Valley Regional Commission have also donated time, talent, facilities and resources to help create as many new kinds of jobs and startup companies in our area as possible.

If you would like to participate, we would like to hear from you!

We welcome your feedback and suggestions.  Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right, what we can improve on, or get involved.