AccelerateDC and I-Corps Go


AccelerateDC supports early-stage technology start-ups as they launch their ventures.

In partnership with NSF’s I-CorpsTM Go program, AccelerateDC selects eight teams for entrepreneurial training and mentoring.  Teams are awarded non-dilutive grants of $25,000 to participate in a series of cohort-based programs and to engage in customer discovery with key stakeholders.

About I-Corps Go:

  • Designed to engage teams and ventures beyond I-Corps’ existing university programs.
  • Ventures must be built on unique and proprietary deep technology.
  • Ventures must be early stage.
  • Ventures are awarded non-dilutive grants of $25,000.

Inaugural cohort will launch in late 2017.  Please check back for details on how to apply and how to get involved.

About AccelerateDC:

  • Hosted and run by GW.
  • Supports early-stage technology start-ups that have launched out of NSF I-CorpsTM or I-CorpsTM Go.
  • Powered by a diverse network of over 100 expert mentors.

AccelerateDC was originally launched by the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP).  The program is now managed by GW, with WDCEP as a valued strategic partner.