Media Advisory: Public Event: Conquer Accelerator Launches Final Demo Week Road Show  

Posted Aug 15th, 2017


Four startup companies share insights, pitch to investors and entrepreneurial communities in East Lansing, Detroit and Grand Rapids

When & Where:                 
• 3.00pm – 5.00pm — Tues., Aug. 15th, 2017; MSU Hatch, East Lansing, 325 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823
• 3.00pm – 5.00pm — Wed., Aug. 16th, 2017; The Loft at 1420, Detroit, 1420 Washington Blvd 6th Floor, Julian C. Madison Building, Detroit, MI 48226
• 3.00pm – 5.00pm — Thur., Aug. 17th, 2017; Start Garden, Grand Rapids, 40 Pearl St NW, #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 

Details:              
Designed to help both newer and established companies overcome business hurdles, the Conquer Accelerator is an intense ten-week program emphasizing smart planning and growth by providing access to extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals and structured educational components. Hosted by the MSU Hatch, the Conquer Accelerator is made possible through generous partnerships with the MSU Foundation, Spartan Innovations and MSU Federal Credit Union. (More: http://www.conqueraccelerator.com/)

The 2017 cohort includes four companies:

AvidCor

Horizon IQ

Prndl

Urū (formerly LEAP Worldwide Sports Network)

 
Thomas Stewart, Program Manager, Conquer Accelerator; Portfolio and Community Relations, Quantum Medical Concepts
Travis Stoliker, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Conquer Accelerator; Co-Owner, Saddleback BBQ; Angel Investor, Capital Community Angels
Paul Jaques, Program Director, Conquer Accelerator; Director of Student & Community Engagement, Spartan Innovations 
Jeffrey Jackson, Chief Lending Officer, MSU Federal Credit Union (East Lansing event)
 

Applications for next year’s competitive Summer 2018 Conquer Accelerator program will open January 2018.

Visuals: Startup company demonstrations, apps, pitches to investor audience, a tour of spaces, speakers, startup mentors, and entrepreneurs.