Innovative Student Startups Chosen for Spring Pre-Accelerator

7 Student-founded teams chosen for pre-accelerator and $5000

Venture Creation University

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Spring is coming early to the VCU campus.

After reviewing 152 applications, and hearing a five-minute pitch from 34 finalists, seven student-founded startups were chosen to receive a $5,000 grant and the opportunity for a three month program to help them bring their startup ideas to life.

In the first three Pre-Accelerator cohorts, 22 teams have collectively raised $1.5 million in revenue, investments and grants, and created 31 full- and part-time jobs.

Read more about our Spring participants here.