IgniteU is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Accelerator Program!

The IgniteU Summer Accelerator Program is a nine-week experiential program for early-stage startup companies. It incorporates aspects of the lean startup methodology as well as general business development and startup education to help startups build a strong business foundation. 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 will run from early June to early August and the deadline to apply is March 31st, 2018. This is our fourth year running the program and we're excited to continuously improve the program year after year. Over the past three years, we've had dozens of teams involved in our summer program with many of them going on to participate in other programs, launch products, generate revenue, and raise money.


Here's some of the great things our alumni have said about the program

IgniteU was a valuable experience for the Our.News team, and we highly recommend it to any startup who is serious about moving their ideas forward.
— Richard Zack, Our.News
By attending the IgniteU Summer Accelerator in 2017, Catapult Games was able to grow from a team with an idea to a company with a solid business plan. IgniteU provides many great opportunities for networking and training in key business skills.
— Dane Jennings, Catapult Games
IgniteU was an excellent experience for me and Let’s Chat About It. The workshops provided very insightful information as our business model took shape. The cohort was incredibly cohesive and fun as we learned and bounced ideas off each other. I can honestly say that after the IgniteU program I felt way more confident about my business and the way I was able to communicate my service to people.
— Garrison Grant, Let's Chat About It