Student Summer Accelerator 2015

The Student Summer Accelerator is a full-time 14-week intensive program that enables teams to work alongside other startups and entrepreneurs in the community while building their own company.  

“The summer is a chance to learn and acquire the important skills in running a successful startup; grow, network and surround yourself around other entrepreneurs; gain a better understanding your customer’s core problem to build a wanted product; and create a scalable startup.” - Tiffany Linke-Boyko, COO - Startup Edmonton. 

The Student Summer Accelerator has two tracks for participation: Early Stage Startup - for companies that are newly formed, and Flightpath - for companies ready for investment. Each track has specific areas of focus to best support these two areas of development, both with the end goal of advancing a teams idea/company to the next level.

Early Stage Startup

Who is this track for? 

This is for newly formed teams that have completed a lean canvas model or Preflight Beta, done some customer validation and started to consider what their MVP will look like.

Benefits:

  • Education through customized programming and mentorship from experienced local experts
  • Shared membership at Startup Edmonton
  • Weekly lunch provided
  • $5,000 stipend per person
  • Maximum team size of 2

Flightpath Track

Who is this track for? This track is for teams that have a functional prototype/demo (minimum viable product) ready to test with initial customers to validate solution/benefit.

Benefits:

  • Education through customized programming and mentorship from experienced local experts
  • Resident membership at Startup Edmonton
  • Weekly mentorship and lunch session
  • Up to $25,000 team investment from Flightpath Ventures
  • Maximum team of 2

Key Dates

  • Applications Close: April 3, 2015
  • Interviews: April 10 & April 13
  • Program Starts: May 12
  • Demo Day: August 18

Download Student Summer Accelerator Information. 

Apply today!