Visit vvmcollegiate.com for more information and application!

Get: Two months of intense training and lovingly critical support.

Tap: Subject matter experts, investors, and highly engaged and collaborative peers.

Funding: Each team member (up to 3 per startup) receives a stipend (contingent on completing the program). There are also opportunities to win additional prize money!

Access: Free office space from June through August 2018.

Smile: Our teams get tons of marketing exposure and public relations promotion.

Real Support: Our alumni consistently tell us that VVM and Western Massachusetts was the most welcoming environment they had ever worked in as entrepreneurs.

Authentic Relationship Building: You don't build a relationship overnight. VVM's Collegiate Accelerator carefully creates deep connections with your peers and opportunities for you to meet potential advisors, partners, and investors multiple times so relationships can grow.

Inclusion: VVM supports diversity and...
Visit vvmcollegiate.com for more information and application!

Get: Two months of intense training and lovingly critical support.

Tap: Subject matter experts, investors, and highly engaged and collaborative peers.

Funding: Each team member (up to 3 per startup) receives a stipend (contingent on completing the program). There are also opportunities to win additional prize money!

Access: Free office space from June through August 2018.

Smile: Our teams get tons of marketing exposure and public relations promotion.

Real Support: Our alumni consistently tell us that VVM and Western Massachusetts was the most welcoming environment they had ever worked in as entrepreneurs.

Authentic Relationship Building: You don't build a relationship overnight. VVM's Collegiate Accelerator carefully creates deep connections with your peers and opportunities for you to meet potential advisors, partners, and investors multiple times so relationships can grow.

Inclusion: VVM supports diversity and inclusion in our community and in all of our programs. We are proud that startups of all industries, and founders of all stripes, thrive at VVM.

THE PROGRAM

The Collegiate Accelerator’s core training, meetings, and events will run from June 25th through August 22nd.

Startups will be challenged by industry expert-led sessions, peer-to-peer group exercises, choose-your-own workshops, and “Shark Tank”-like practice judging sessions. Outside of the core training sessions, startups will spend the bulk of their time testing their hypothesis by engaging directly with mentors and potential customers/partners.

SELECTION SCHEDULE

Applications open: December 1, 2017
Applications close: February 15, 2018
Round 2 Due: February 22, 2018
Round 3 Interviews: March 7, 2018
Invitations extended: March 15, 2018
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Staff

Dorota Glosowitz
Admin
Dorota Glosowitz VP of Programs VP of Programs
Lea Douville
Admin
Lea Douville Program Manager
Liz Roberts
Admin
Stephannie Kirby
Admin
Stephannie Kirby Program Manager