Funds up to $ 50K per team
Funds 6 startups per year
The Desai Accelerator is an intensive program of funding, mentorship, and resources to help early stage ventures scale and succeed. Startups are accepted in cohorts and the program culminates with a Demo Day, where each team will pitch to investors. The Desai Accelerator is a collaborative effort at the University of Michigan between the Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering. While the accelerator is a University of Michigan supported program, it is open to anyone.

Our 13 week program includes mentorship and educational components designed to provide startups with critical resources to help them make rapid progress on product and customer development. Companies selected to participate in the program will have access to up to $50K SAFE investment, office space in downtown Ann Arbor, entrepreneurial student interns, and over $500K in resources like cloud credits and legal suppor...
The Desai Accelerator is an intensive program of funding, mentorship, and resources to help early stage ventures scale and succeed. Startups are accepted in cohorts and the program culminates with a Demo Day, where each team will pitch to investors. The Desai Accelerator is a collaborative effort at the University of Michigan between the Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering. While the accelerator is a University of Michigan supported program, it is open to anyone.

Our 13 week program includes mentorship and educational components designed to provide startups with critical resources to help them make rapid progress on product and customer development. Companies selected to participate in the program will have access to up to $50K SAFE investment, office space in downtown Ann Arbor, entrepreneurial student interns, and over $500K in resources like cloud credits and legal support. Joining the Desai Accelerator means you join the University of Michigan network of faculty and practitioners of one of the most expansive alumni networks in the country with over 540,000 living alumni.
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Angela Kujava
Admin
Angela Kujava Managing Director of Desai Accelerator
Katy Lind
Admin
Katy Lind Empowering Founders to Hustle Harder!