FastTrack Accelerator

Are you ready to start building your business?
Once you really understand your customer's need, it’s time to start testing the market. Our 10-week FastTrack Accelerator helps you avoid common startup mistakes, build an actionable plan to launch your business, test the market quickly with “smokescreens,” and build a solution based on real customer feedback.
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Participants in the program have access to...

  • 1-on-1 expert mentoring
  • Potential for up to $2000 in startup funding
  • Access to market test funds
  • Access to 100+ advisors and experts
  • 1-year subscription to SOLIDWORKS and plug-ins
  • Funding for intern for one semester through the School of Engineering Design and Innovation (SEDI) ENtern program
  • 1 year of 24×7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room

Build a plan.

Acting on a false assumption can kill your startup. We give you the tools to test your assumptions, toss out the ones that are inaccurate, and focus on the ones that are true. You will:

  • Test critical assumptions to reduce risk
  • Develop criteria to define features
  • Prototype solutions and get real customer feedback

Build a real company, with real value.

There are lots of moving parts in starting a business. At the completion of the Accelerator, you will have:

  • Created a formal business entity
  • Crafted a unique value proposition
  • Defined a viable business model
  • Sketched out a marketing and sales plan

It is very overwhelming to start a new business. However, having the LaunchBox staff and advisors around to provide guidance and ask questions saved me months, if not years, of trial and error.

Peter Isaac
Founder, Office Yum

You retain all rights and equity in your company
Up to $6500 for discovery, interns, and market tests
Expert 1-on-1 coaching
Access to free tools and subscriptions
Meet the LaunchBox Team
Elizabeth Hay

Stop dreaming and start doing

Elizabeth is a firm believer in moving forward with 75% of the information you need to make a good decision. Building the confidence to test ideas and turn them into businesses is Elizabeth's favorite work. She believes there is an entrepreneur in everyone if they are willing to explore and the LaunchBox is the perfect place move good ideas forward fast.

Interested in meeting with someone about your idea? We’d love to hear what you’re working on.