About the Georgetown Startup Accelerator

The Georgetown Startup Accelerator (GSA) will bring together Georgetown alumni entrepreneurs in early stage startup companies with experienced mentors, peers, and top subject matter experts to help accelerate their business progress. Participating companies will have the opportunity to: 

  • Work 1:1 with experienced mentors
  • Set short and long-term company growth metrics
  • Attend weekly workshops with exciting guest speakers 
  • Learn alongside a community of peer entrepreneurs
  • Present your company at a Demo Day in front of investors
Our program is entirely remote, so companies can apply no matter where they are based!

Please note that we do not take equity nor provide cash funding for participating companies.

Programming Overview

Each weekly workshop will be led by a different expert in GU’s network of mentors, established alumni, and faculty. Our programming focuses on the key areas to building a successful business, such as: 

Baselining and Goal Setting

Product Market Fit and Customer Feedback

Leading and Building Successful Teams

Sales and Generating Demand

The Business of Running A Business 

Fundraising and Investing

Important Dates

December 1, 2020: Accelerator applications close
December 11, 2020: Applicants are notified if they have or have not been invited to interview
December 12 - January 1: Applicant interviews
January 4, 2020: Finalists are notified if they have been accepted to the cohort
February 1, 2021: Accelerator kicks off
Early April 2021: Demo Day and completion of program

Eligibility

Applying teams should meet the following eligibility criteria:
• At least one founder must be an alumni of Georgetown University.
• If your startup is not your full-time job, applicants should be prepared to dedicate at least 20 hours a week to growing their business over the course of the program.
• Ventures can be of any industry but must be for-profit companies.
• Companies can be located anywhere in the country or across the globe.

Cost

Companies that are accepted into the program will pay a one time fee of $500 to participate.

Georgetown Startup Accelerator Partners

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If you have any questions along the way, please
contact Callie Jacobs (callie.jacobs@georgetown.edu).