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eLab 2014 Summer Accelerator Program Application Open December 4!

eLab 2014 Summer Accelerator Program Application Open December 4!

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2013

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The Keller Center's eLab Summer Accelerator Program at Princeton University is a launch pad for student startups, a creative co-working space open, by application only, to some of Princeton's brightest and most dynamic students.  An exceptional 10-week long summer program awaits these students as they learn from the best innovators and investors and fine tune their nascent start up ideas to develop them into viable and scalable ventures. Ventures can be social or technical in nature. Over a period of 10 weeks, students will work together in a supportive community of fellow entrepreneurs, work closely with assigned mentors and participate in training sessions and workshops. At closure of the summer program, the students participate in Demo Day, at which they share their plans with investors, inventors, experts and others from the entrepreneurial community.

Student teams participating in the summer program are provided:

- Workspace in the eLab for the duration of the summer program
- Assignment of experienced mentors in their field
- A series of targeted workshops open exclusively to eLab participants
- Networking opportunities w/ entrepreneurs, legal and accounting services, investors
- Seed funding for each team-PLUS summer housing

The eLab Summer Accelerator Program application opens on Wednesday, December 4th!


INTERVIEWS: between February 19-28, 2014
DECISIONS: announced beginning March 12, 2014

An addition to the Keller Center's eLab initiative, and serving as an exciting extension of the Summer Accelerator, the eLab Incubator Program aims to provide students a collaborative co-working space in which they can pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions during the academic year. 

The program, which launched on a trial basis in March 2013, consists of two 10-week long sessions, with one session per semester.  During the course of the 10 weeks, teams have 24-hour access to the eLab space, located in Von Neumann Hall adjacent to the Engineering Quad.  Each team has their own workspace (unassigned), but will also work with, and learn from, their fellow entrepreneurs. The Incubator Program during the year does not provide students with mentorship or funding. The true goal of the Incubator is to provide a space where collaborative learning and innovation can thrive, all with the end goal of taking innovative student ideas one stop closer to becoming a reality. 

How to apply for the Incubator
The application for the eLab Incubator Program also opens on Wednesday, December 4th. Please note, however, that the applications for the incubator and the eLab Summer Accelerator are NOT the same. You can find the Incubator application link here.