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Uncover the Possibilities of Making a Difference

Accelerate is looking to partner with entrepreneurs and innovators from the Boston community and beyond, who can provide knowledge, valuable insights, lessons learned, advice and guidance to our student teams participating in the Accelerate challenge.

Here's how you can get involved:

Workshop Leader

We are currently identifying individuals interested in delivering a 60-minute interactive workshop with a 30 minute Q&A session to our students. The topics should circle around entrepreneurial DNA, receiving funding, business plan creation, business development, refining elevator pitches, and anything else important to know when starting up your own business.

Adventures in Entrepreneurship with James Jones

Laser Mentor

Come in for one hour or more to meet with one or multiple teams about their startup idea. Give them targeted guidance and share your experience and insights.

Tour Guide

If you are working in a startup environment and you would like our students to breath in the entrepreneurial spirit and show them what starting up a business looks like, then we would be thrilled to tour your space and meet your people.

Sponsorship

We offer fellowships to students interested in spending their co-op experience in Accelerate and pushing their ideas even more over a short period of time. Let us know if you would consider sponsoring one of our fellows.

Interested in learning more? Connect with us at accelerate@wit.edu.

“It was an honor and a humbling experience to participate as a judge at Accelerate’s PitchRound event. I can confidently say that every student team who presented showed great initiative, motivation, and talent, and has the potential to be very successful. Thank you to the entire Wentworth Accelerate team for facilitating an inspiring evening and I look forward to the opportunity to mentor and advise Accelerate students in the future.”

-Duncan Walker

Vice President of Research and Development, Jebbit

PitchRound Judge

" I have been impressed with the quality and professionalism of the entrepreneurs in the WIT Accelerate program. I am always inspired by the teams I meet. Accelerate does so much to get the local business community involved and provides significant financial and non-financial support to their entrepreneurs."

-Siobhan Dullea

Chief Operating Officer, MassChallenge

PitchRound Judge, Speaker, and Mentor

" My favorite part about working with Accelerate is watching the students wrestle with the viability and sustainability of their ideas. I think the program is a great way for them to explore, create, and take risks. To be honest, I’m jealous, because I wish Accelerate had existed when I was at Wentworth."

-Nelson de Witt

Chief StoryTeller, Cabin 23 Productions

PitchRound Judge, Speaker and Mentor