Track E

SIG9 Anatomy of an Accelerator

Track: Startups and Gap Funding

Target Audience: Intermediate

Greg Coticchia, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute


Accelerators are hot! In less than 10 years, more than 800 accelerators have started and are operating in the United States alone.  With nearly 250 of these at universities, it is important to know what it takes to build and run a successful accelerator that is right for your faculty and students. In this enlightening session, you learn the how-tos of building a successful university accelerator program plus why setting  up a university program can be very different than a stand-alone.

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