MSUToday
Published: June 24, 2020

MSU Foundation provides support for rising entreprenuers

Contact(s): Ri'An Jackson University Communications jack1432@msu.edu, Emily Andersen MSU Foundation eandersen@msufoundation.org, Caroline Brooks Communications and Brand Strategy office: 517-432-0920 brooks78@msu.edu

MSU Foundation currently hosts and manages Conquer Accelerator, a program dedicated to supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs.  

Beginning in 2016, this project is a collaborative effort among MSU Foundation and its subsidiaries Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures and University Corporate Research Park. 

The program amplifies selected startups by providing $20,000 in funding, access to over 40 mentors, access to follow-up funding and other essential resources.  

Since 2015, it has successfully launched 15 active startups. 

It recently announced its fifth season and summer 2020 cohort, welcoming five teams to its East Lansing program — ARUtility, LUCYPOP, MenuBubble, PhenoLogic and StarForged Studios. 

Also, the program recently announced the opening of its newest location in Grand Rapids, with plans of starting the program September 14.  

Applications for the Grand Rapids location are now open until July 20. For more information, visit conqueraccelerator.com