2020 GW Summer Startup Accelerator (GWSSA)

What Is Required of the Ventures

What is required of the team

To qualify for the GW Summer Startup Accelerator, ventures must meet the following requirements:

  • Teams must be actively working on a venture creating technological, social, commercial, or cultural value;
  • 2 - 4 founders or management-level teammates are available to work in the GW Summer Startup Accelerator for the 9 weeks of the program;
  • A majority of the team members must be GW students or recent graduates (graduated within the last 3 years.)

During the program, the ventures are expected to participate in weekly workshops and group instructional programming and to meet each week with mentors and the teaching team.

We prefer teams for whom their venture would be their primary professional focus during the nine weeks of the GWSSA.



If you have any questions, contact:
Lex McCusker
Director, Student Entrepreneurship Programs
George Washington University