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Encourage Growth in Your Startup

Accelerator Program

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Kickstarting your company

Accelerator companies are given opportunities and access to KU Innovation Park’s business resources that are structured to encourage rapid growth and development of startups.

Resources

Workstations & Park Access

Work from your own dedicated desk or private office in the Park’s Accelerator Suite that comes fully furnished and ready when you are. Access to other Park resources such as bookable conference rooms, mail service, and high-speed internet are also included.¬†

Analyst Support

Student business analysts can aid your startup in various projects as needed.. Get help with technology validation, initial market validation, competitive analysis and more.

Staff Guidance & Mentorship

One-on-one support from the Park’s professional staff or an entrepreneur-in-residence, including strategy and support meetings.

Access to KU Connections

Reduced rates on KU Core Research lab equipment and services, as well as accesses to a network of KU researchers and partners to assist your growth.

Grant Application Assistance

Support during the process of applying to SBIR/STTR grant awards by our experienced staff.

Networking Opportunities

Specialized events geared towards making connections to other researchers and entrepreneurs to encourage collaboration and widespread support.

The Park is currently accepting applications to join the Accelerator cohort beginning in Summer 2023. Eligibility is as follows:

  • Must be an early-stage company – less than five years since formation, or less than ten years for bioscience companies
  • Submit a competent business plan and pitch deck
  • Be a registered US business entity
  • Have received no more than 750K in dilutive funding by the start date
  • Must be located in Lawrence or willing to relocate

To be eligible to reapply, participants must exhibit consistent use of available resources and a need to continue enrollment in the program.

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Become an Accelerator Company

Learn more about the new heights you can achieve when you work with KU Innovation Park.

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