The Conquer Accelerator is a collaborative effort at Michigan State University, made possible through partnerships with the MSU Foundation, Spartan Innovations and MSU 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 join Conquer, an existing affiliation with Michigan State University is not required.  For startups from Michigan State University, the Conquer Accelerator serves to fill a crucial gap in the development cycle of student startups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Conquer Accelerator will begin accepting applications for the second annual cohort (Summer 2017) on Monday, October 24th.


The Team




Teams work through a ten-week program that begins May 2016 and ends with a Demo Day on Wednesday, August 4, 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



Application process opens October 24, 2016

Ideal student Conquer candidates will have worked through the MSU Hive, Hatch program, taken Business 201, and be prepared to pitch in business competitions. Companies not affiliated with Michigan State University interested in participating in the program must have a product prototype or service, and meet a set of development criteria.  

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