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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 a few quick facts you need to know before applying:

  • The accelerator will take place in Oberlin January 15 through 26, 2018. Elimination Round will be via Zoom on February 24, 2018. Pitch Day will be held in Oberlin on Saturday, March 10, 2018.
  • The accelerator is on-site in Oberlin, OH. Reasonable flexibility will be allowed for alumni teams, but the best experience comes from a focused two weeks on-site. You must be available to pitch in Oberlin on March 10.
  • Applications are due Friday, November 10, 2017 by midnight. Decisions will be announced within three weeks of the due date.

Apply Now for LaunchU 2018

Interested in applying, but not quite ready? Let us know you are interested. We will reach out and help you prepare.


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