LAUNCH YOUR FUTURE

Start your summer with the Hawkeye Summer Accelerator program. Throughout the program, Accelerator teams will meet daily to launch their startup by using Lean LaunchPad methodologies. Through workshops, sessions with experienced mentors, weekly pitches, and lectures, the Hawkeye Summer Accelerator aims to drive the startup process for students, while increasing their startups' chance for success. Once a week, teams will meet to discuss their progress in meeting milestones, as well as learn about other key Business Model Canvas concepts. Participants will have access to industry partners that can coach them on accounting, taxes, IP, and funding issues. The teaching team and mentors will be on hand throughout the summer to oversee completion of milestones, and help teams reach their goals.

Hawkeye Summer Accelerator
We are now accepting applications for the PAID 2022 Hawkeye Summer Accelerator
 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Hawkeye Summer Accelerator is an 11-week program for University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students, recent University of Iowa graduates, as well as faculty and staff looking to take their idea or startup to the next level. Participants will learn Lean Launchpad methodologies through customer discovery, workshops, pitching, and weekly meetings with mentors.

WHO IS HAWKEYE SUMMER ACCELERATOR FOR?

  • University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students, recent University of Iowa graduates, as well as faculty and staff looking to take their idea or startup to the next level.
  • The program is open to individuals or student teams.
  • Open to all majors, classifications, and part-time or full-time enrollment at the University of Iowa (do not need to be enrolled during summer session).

SUMMER 2022 DETAILS

UNDERGRADUATE TRACK

Program dates: May 16-July 29

PROGRAM BENEFITS

 

  • Participants will be compensated with a stipend for their time spent in the program.
    • Undergraduate students will receive a $5,000 living stipend
  • Each week you will meet with an assigned mentor, participate in Business Model Canvas training, practice refining your pitch, engage with the community in networking events, and other workshops.

GRADUATE/FACULTY/STAFF TRACK

Program dates: May 17-July 29

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Participants will be compensated with a stipend for their time spent in the program. 
    • Each company qualifies for up to $3,000 in milestone seed funding with a chance to win additional funding at launch day.
  • Each week you will meet with an assigned mentor, participate in Business Model Canvas training, practice refining your pitch, engage with the community in networking events, and other workshops.

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