Applications for Summer 2023 are now open
  •                  Program detailsApplications Due: March 31, 2023
    Announce Ventures Selected: April 1, 2023
    Orientation Starts: Mid-May, 2023
    Accelerator Program: June 5-Aug 18, 2023

The CSU Institute for Entrepreneurship is launching a student Venture Accelerator starting Summer 2023! This accelerator is designed to quickly get students teams from idea to go-to-market in 3 months, and setup ventures for sustainable growth beyond the accelerator. Please note, this is an immersive summer program that will require in-person participation. Venture teams selected for this program have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000+ in venture funding to support their early-stage operations and go-to-market strategies. To apply, please fill out this survey.

This program is open to all current CSU undergrad and graduate students as well as CSU Alumni that have graduated within the last year. This program kicks off with orientation during May 2023 and accelerator starts June 2023 - August 2023. All teams will receive $2500 when starting to cover personal expenses over the duration of the program and will have the chance to earn an additional $2500 for venture funding based on eligibility. Please only fill out one survey response per venture team.

Requirements to apply:

  1. Completion of Venture Validator 1.0 & Validator 2.0
  2. CSU student or recent alum (12 months)

How to apply:

  1. Please see this pdf link for the application questions so you may prepare your responses.
  2. Application will take 30 - 45 minutes to complete.
  3. Please only fill out one survey response per venture team.

Additional financial assistance is available on a case-by-case basis to support personal costs during the accelerator. For more information or to setup office hours to discuss your venture/submission, please contact us.