Conquer Accelerator is a collaborative effort at Michigan State University, which is made possible through partnerships with the Michigan State University Foundation, Spartan Innovations, and the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
Designed to help both newer and established companies overcome business hurdles, Conquer emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals, and structured educational components.
Any qualifying business may apply to the Conquer Accelerator—an existing affiliation with Michigan State University is not a prerequisite. For those startups from within the Michigan State University system, the Conquer Accelerator fills a crucial gap in the development cycle of student-focused startups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Selected teams work through a ten-week program that culminates in a Final Demo Day. Each selected team receives a $20,000 investment, one-on-one mentorship and support, a creative working space, as well as resources to enable teams to grow their startup companies in exchange for 5% straight equity.