Bring your questions about Princeton University's START Entrepreneurs program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The START Entrepreneurs program is an integrated program that is part academic fellowship and part startup accelerator. The goal of the program is to help aspiring commercial and social entrepreneurs translate academic scholarship into highly impactful new ventures.
In this 30-month program, START Entrepreneurs spend up to 12 months on campus working to translate academic innovations into a for-profit or not-for-profit venture. This is followed by 18 months working off campus for that venture.
Throughout the program, START Entrepreneurs receive extensive entrepreneurship education and tailored mentorship to give them the skills that they need to transition from academic researcher to startup founder building a venture and hiring a team to scale that startup to the point where it receives outside funding to continue to expand.
We are first and foremost seeking research and startups that will be highly scalable and impactful and that are in the spirit of Princeton’s unofficial motto “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity”.
The START program strongly encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to the University’s diversity, broadly defined, including members of groups that have been historically, and are presently, underrepresented in academic entrepreneurship, such as racial and ethnic minorities.
Please note that no prior connection to Princeton is required to be a START Entrepreneur.