Oberlin’s annual startup accelerator and pitch competition, now entering its fifth year, is for students, alumni, faculty and staff launching all types of ventures. Participants will compete for $50,000 in investment capital, expert coaching, and practical support.

Here are the quick facts you need to know before applying:

  • The accelerator will take place January 10th through 20th, 2017 with Pitch Day on Saturday, March 4th, 2017.
  • The accelerator is on-site in Oberlin, OH.┬áReasonable flexibility will be allowed for alumni teams, but the best experience comes from a focused two weeks on-site.
  • Applications are due Friday, October 14th, 2016 by midnight.┬áDecisions will be announced within 4 weeks of the due date.
Apply Now for LaunchU 2017


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