The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has launched a startup accelerator for student ventures on its campus. 13 startup companies, all founded by UIUC students, will participate in the new 9-week program.
Writes ChicagoInno: “The program gives startups workspace at Illinois’ research park, mentorship from advisors, trips to interact with Chicago’s entrepreneurship scene, and $2,500 in funding with the opportunity to apply to get up to $10,000 more. Though the accelerator just runs for the summer, support for the ventures will continue throughout the year.”
Startups participating in the University’s startup accelerator include FlipWord, Psyonic, MakerGirl, Swimable, Spotlight, Share A Chair, Resdin Technologies, The Mouve, Muscle Metrics, Kofman Technologies, I-Cubed, Corvae and Blink.