IgniteU is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Accelerator Program

The IgniteU early-accelerator program is a nine-week, intensive experience that combines customer discovery, business fundamentals and mentorship. The program will help startups build a strong business foundation and enhance the founders’ network. The program focuses on developing connections with important business stakeholders such as other entrepreneurs, partners, investors, and potential customers both in and beyond the local community. It also emphasizes social interaction among the startups whose relationships often continue long past the end of the summer program.


The program focuses on relationship building and mentorship; IgniteU does not take equity or provide capital.


The program will start on Monday, June 4th, 2018 and conclude on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 with the week of July 4th being an off week for the teams.


We are looking for startups who have developed a MVP/prototype and a validated business model that describes their customer segments and value propositions. Applications will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis until March 31st, 2018. Selected teams will be invited to make an in-person pitch at IgniteU to a panel of entrepreneurial leaders. Teams accepted for the summer cohort will be notified no later than the end of April.

Contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information.