2019 Startup Accelerator Key Dates

REQUIRED 2019 Startup Accelerator Program Dates

All events take place in downtown Springfield, MA

Core training, meetings, and events are held in "one long weekend a month" boot-camps, featuring hands-on training, expert-led lectures, peer collaboration, adviser office hours, and practice judging rounds. In addition, workshops cover strategy, innovation, marketing, sales, team-building, operating best practices, fundraising, and term sheets for valuations. Teams then participate in a public showcase and rounds of competition for awards.

The general timeline of boot-camp weekends is as follows:
Thursdays: 9am - 5pm
Fridays: 9am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

**Please note that times are subject to change. A schedule will be provided before each bootcamp weekend.

January 2019: Advance prep work will be assigned to all teams to in early January so ensure everyone is ready to hit the ground running for first in person bootcamp in February.

February 21-23, 2019: Bootcamp 1

March 21-23, 2019: Bootcamp 2

April 10, 2019: Public Showcase

April 11-13, 2019: Bootcamp 3

May 16-18, 2019: Bootcamp 4

June, 2019: Finalist Competition, Cohort Showcase & Awards Party