Accelerate is a eight- to ten-week program open to community members and OSU researchers, students and staff who intend to establish a privately held, high-growth entrepreneurial venture. This stage focuses on developing a minimal viable product and engaging in customer discovery to validate your product market fit.
The regular Accelerate program runs three times a year (fall, winter, and spring). Through the scheduled program events, one-on-one sessions with the directors, meetings with mentors, and access to intern assistance on projects, startup teams will receive the support they need to get their concept into the marketplace.
The Spring Accelerate application is now closed. The Fall session of Accelerate will be a condensed, remote program that meets every week for nine weeks, starting in October. Each session will run for two hours from 3pm-5pm on Tuesdays.
The Fall 2022 Accelerate application will open in September.
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Through OSU's I-Corps grant, the Accelerator has potential funds to distribute to select Accelerate teams for attending trade shows to accessing customers and/or prototype development.