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MSU Foundation Provides Support for Rising Entrepreneurs

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

In 2016, the project became a collaborative effort among MSU Foundation and its subsidiaries Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures and the 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, Conquer Accelerator 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

Ri’An Jackson, Emily Andersen and Caroline Brooks via MSU Today

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