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(Applications Open) Western Accelerator, Winter Cohort

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Western Accelerator is a critical component of the cross-campus entrepreneurship ecosystem at Western. It is open to Western students, faculty, and alumni with an expectation of a full-time commitment. The Western Accelerator will provide an intense, rapid and immersive education for prospective entrepreneurs. Our goal is to accelerate the life cycle of high potential ventures and to compress a year’s worth of learning into a few months for their entrepreneurs.

Entrance to the Accelerator will be a competitive process, accepting 6-8 teams per cohort. During their time in the accelerator, teams will:

  • Receive a $3,000 per month stipend (Total $12,000 per company).
  • Benefit from weekly programming: half-day educational sessions on leadership, sales, investors, pitch skills, etc. as well as mentoring sessions with successful entrepreneurs.
  • Join networking events with successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors and service providers.
  • Participate in “Pitch Day” at the end of program—a dynamic event where teams deliver their idea and business plans to an audience from the local entrepreneurship, business and investment communities.


  • The Western Accelerator will run from January 2020 to April 2020
  • Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., founders are required to operate out of the Western Accelerator (SH 3366).
  • Founders are required to participate in all Accelerator events/workshops/competitions throughout their time in the Western Accelerator.
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