The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summer Launch Incubator (SLI) is a startup incubator program designed specifically for Georgetown students and current year graduates who want to launch a new venture. Many of our most successful student-led ventures have participated in the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summer Launch Incubator. Several have gone on to gain admission to other regional and national accelerators, or receive other offers of investment and support.
Applications for the Summer 2022 cohort are now closed...
Participants in the Summer Launch Incubator receive:
- Dedicated support from Georgetown faculty, mentors, experienced entrepreneurs, and peers.
- A generous, non-dilutive stipend of $2,000 per team is given so you can focus on your startup, not living expenses.
- Introductions to local investors and entrepreneurs.
- Invitations to exclusive networking events, and opportunities to present their ideas to the Washington, D.C. entrepreneurship community.
There will be an in-person orientation on Friday, April 22nd, in Washington, DC. Subsequently, the full cohort of entrepreneurs meets virtually, on average, twice per week from May 30th through June 30th. Traditionally, Tuesdays are for check-ins with assigned mentors and Thursdays are dedicated to training and co-working.
Entrepreneurs work full-time to incubate the development of their ideas, gain traction with customers, and build a case for investment with seed funders. Using “lean startup” principles, participants work on the components of their business model and collect the data to validate whether their idea has growth potential. Entrepreneurs must be available to attend all sessions, as well as the showcase event in late June. A select few entrepreneurs will be offered a direct path to Venture Lab membership as well as further connections and coaching based on performance.
How to Apply
Student entrepreneurs currently enrolled in any Georgetown degree programs are eligible to participate, as well as students graduating in the current calendar year. Please note, your application is not complete until you have submitted your application (including executive summary).
Applications will be given priority to those that apply before March 11th, then accepted on a rolling basis thereafter, and will close Sunday, April 10, 2022. If your application advances, you will then be contacted to schedule an interview within a week of applying, and a final admission decision will follow 1-2 days thereafter.
The incubator program is designed for very early stage ventures; businesses do not have to be revenue-generating in order to apply, but should have a well-defined concept, including a revenue model. Similarly, non-profits are permitted, but will be expected to have a proposed model for achieving financial sustainability.
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