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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.


Grant Application Assistance

Get support during the process of applying for SBIR/STTR grant awards from our experienced staff.

Workstations & Park Access

Work from your own dedicated desk or private office in the Park’s Accelerator Suite, which comes fully furnished and ready when you are. Gain access to other Park resources including bookable conference rooms, mail service, and high-speed internet.

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

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

Access to KU Connections

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

Networking Opportunities

Attend 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 Fall 2023 Accelerator cohort. You are eligible if you meet the following:

  • 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 U.S. business entity
  • Have received no more than $750,000 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.

Interested? Apply Here.

Accelerate your Company.

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

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