Accelerate is a 10 week program for community members and OSU students, staff, and researchers who intend to establish a privately held, for profit organization. The focus of this program is to develop your product/service and accelerate into the marketplace.
The Winter Cohort of Accelerate will begin January 11th. We are no longer accepting applications for this cohort. Please check back in late spring to apply for the Summer Cohort!
Intent to establish a privately held, for-profit organization
Amenable to advice from staff and mentors
Apparent growth prospects as an innovative traded sector entity
Comply with all responsibilities in duties as outlined in client agreement and exhibits
Intent to drive economic growth and create jobs
Applications for the Winter session of Accelerate are closed. Please check back in late spring if you are interested in applying for the Summer Cohort!
Program Descriptions and Expectations:
Program meets every week for ten weeks, alternating between workshop and seminar
Graduates must give back to the Iterate program as a mentor.
Must participate in Accelerate events (adhoc)
Must report jobs plus other metrics as required
Graduation and introduction to the community
Potential of funds for attending trade show (Accessing customers) and/or prototype development
Validate product market fit
Defined (and built) minimal viable product
Complete first sales call
Repeatable sales model
Identified and partially built team (with team gaps identified)