Entrepreneurs Fund Summer Accelerator

Extraordinary Colgate startups are admitted into the Entrepreneurs Fund Summer Accelerator, where they receive a cash award and intense mentoring by seasoned alumni entrepreneurs as they spend the summer fully immersed in growing their ventures.

 

 

 

The Entrepreneurs Fund Summer Accelerator propels the growth of action-oriented teams with an infusion of cash, time, and expertise. Ventures that have demonstrated initial success are chosen to spend the summer in residence in Hamilton, N.Y. Past ventures have received up to $15,000, as well as workspace downtown, room and board, and mentoring from Colgate alumni and parent entrepreneurs. 

36
teams to date; 7 cohorts
120+
full-time jobs created and currently filled
55%
of ventures still operating and growing
$480K
seed-granted capital awarded
$20M+
follow-on investment capital raised since participating
2,700+
hours donated by mentors

Teams by Cohort

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013