9Mile Labs and SURF Incubator Join Hands to Boost Startup Ecosystem

SEATTLE – February 14, 2013 – 9Mile Labs , a B2B startup accelerator based in the Seattle metro area, announced a partnership with SURF Incubator to co-locate the first program, starting April 8, 2013, at the SURF facilities. This partnership cements the stated commitment of both SURF and 9Mile Labs to help support the startup ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with a collaborative work environment, a robust network of mentors and funding.

After finalizing the partnership, 9Mile Labs has seen keen interest among entrepreneurs at SURF Incubator seeking admission into the 9Mile Labs program. To accommodate that interest as well as that of the many startups currently completing applications, 9Mile Labs announced the extension of the application deadline by one week to Feb. 22, 2013.

“We are very pleased about running our first cohort out of the outstanding facilities at the SURF Incubator,” said Sanjay Puri, a partner at 9Mile Labs. “Seaton has done a remarkable job of creating an environment that is startup and innovator friendly. Now we’re focused on selecting great B2B startups that will benefit from the mentors, workspace and resources we have to offer.”

SURF, a community-supported space for digital entrepreneurs, opened its downtown facility in April of 2012 and within the last year has grown to support the needs of more than 45 technology startups. SURF operates out of 15,400 square feet in the historic Exchange Building near Seattle’s waterfront and Pioneer Square neighborhood. The incubator is still accepting new residents, but with the addition of 9Mile Labs and recent Microsoft Azure Accelerator graduates, they expect to be at full-capacity by May 2013.

“As I started talking to 9Mile Labs, it became clear that our goals for supporting the startup community were completely aligned,” said Seaton Gras, founder of SURF Incubator. “Our combined resources provide a very compelling growth platform for B2B startups. I’m very enthusiastic about our partnership and am eager to further enrich the startup environment.”

9Mile Labs is currently accepting applications from B2B startups. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 22, 2013. The first cohort begins April 8, 2013 and startups present their companies to investors at the 9Mile Labs Demo Day on June 27, 2013.

Co-founders can apply here: http://apply.9MileLabs.com

For more information visit: http://www.9MileLabs.com

About 9Mile Labs 9Mile Labs is a high-tech accelerator based in the Seattle metro area focused on B2B software and cloud technologies. 9Mile Labs runs two 3-month programs every year, each with a group of 9 startups. During these 3 months, startups receive funding, access to an impressive set of mentors, free workspace and the opportunity to present to investors at the end of the program in exchange for an equity stake in the startups.

About SURF Incubator SURF Incubator is a community supported space for digital entrepreneurs. Incubating expenses are underwritten through partnerships with ADP, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Baji Group, BizSpark, Capability IT, Clark Nuber, Edelman, Foster Pepper, InFocus, Mindshare Consulting, Pyramid Brewery, Quality Business System, Vitamin T, VP Tax and Wowrack. Startups are provided with subsidized office space, educational programming, peer-to-peer collaboration, free or heavily discounted business resources, and access to a network of mentors, investors, and corporate partners.

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For more information about 9Mile Labs, or to schedule an interview, please contact Sanjay Puri at sanjay@9MileLabs.com.