FastFoward U’s Accelerator program serves as an opportunity for student teams from across the University to work collaboratively to make progress on their ventures. This is an engaging, cross-disciplinary initiative to build skills, grow networks and connect with other entrepreneurial students.

Student Accelerator Programs

What’s the difference?

FFU Spark

  • Early-stage accelerator for teams looking to validate their startup, small business, or nonprofit ideas
  • Programs will cover early venture basics, market research, customer delivery, and more
  • $1,000 in funding upon completion, with a chance to win an additional $1,000 at Demo Day


  • Later-stage accelerator designed to help ventures get market/investor ready
  • Program will cover customer development, entrepreneurial finance, investor pitches, and more
  • $5,000 in non-dilutive funding, with a chance to win an additional $10,000 at Demo Day

The application deadline for the Fall 2019 program has closed.

Please check back in January 2020 for information about our next program cycle.


Want to learn more about the Accelerator, which track is right for you, or how to apply?

Kerry Ingram

Marketing & Operations Coordinator, FastForward U
Telephone 443-619-0759