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.


The Team




Teams work through a ten-week program that begins May 2016 and ends with a Demo Day on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Where applicable, accepted teams are provided with $20,000 in funding, mentorship, a creative working space, support and resources to enable them to grow their startup company in exchange for 5% convertible equity. 

Where: East Lansing, Michigan 

When: May 20-August 5




Conquer Accelerator is looking ahead to its Season Two Cohort, launching in Summer 2017. Do you have what it takes? We are looking for:

  • Passionate entrepreneur teams that have two to three co-founders
  • Ideas that demonstrate traction through a product prototype or value-driven service 
  • The ability for all team members to be physically present in East Lansing for the full ten-week program


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