COLLEGIATE ACCELERATOR PARTICIPANTS. . .
- Get: Two months of intense training and lovingly critical support.
- Tap: Subject matter experts, investors, and highly engaged and collaborative peers.
- Funding: Each team member (up to 3 per startup) receives a stipend (contingent on completing the program). There are also opportunities to win additional prize money!
- Access: Free office space from June through August 2018.
- Smile: Our teams get tons of marketing exposure and public relations promotion.
- Real Support: Our alumni consistently tell us that VVM and Western Massachusetts was the most welcoming environment they had ever worked in as entrepreneurs.
- Authentic Relationship Building: You don't build a relationship overnight. VVM's Collegiate Accelerator carefully creates deep connections with your peers and opportunities for you to meet potential advisors, partners, and investors multiple times so relationships can grow.
- Inclusion: VVM supports diversity and inclusion in our community and in all of our programs. We are proud that startups of all industries, and founders of all stripes, thrive at VVM.
The Collegiate Accelerator’s core training, meetings, and events will run from June 25th through August 22nd.
The Collegiate Accelerator is an intensive 8 week bootcamp for new startup ventures. In this program, founders learn Lean startup principles to help them launch and grow an innovative new businesses.
- Virtual Orientation: June 4 , 2018
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29, 2018 - The Jolt Week 1
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, July 3 & Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Week 2 (Note: Closed on Wednesday, July 4)
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, July 10 - Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Week 3
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, July 17 - Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Week 4
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, July 24 - Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Week 5
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - Week 6
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Week 7
- 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Tuesday, August 14 - Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Week 8
- Graduation Prep - Tuesday, August 21, 2018
- Graduation: August 22, 2018: Cohort Showcase & Awards Party
ACCELERATOR AND COMPETITION RULES
Please be sure to read and understand the rules before applying.