AlphaLab is a startup accelerator that helps to launch innovative technology companies. Its successful start-ups include Black Locus, The Resumator, NoWait and ShoeFitr. It was founded in 2008 by Innovation Works and is a charter member of the Global Accelerator Network. AlphaLab is a program of Innovation Works, one of the nation's first accelerators, and has invested in ModCloth, Civil Science and Mobile Technologies. Twice a year, Alphalab selects six to eight companies to participate in its 20-week program and receive funding, guidance and office space.