Since completing the Jones Milestone/Foster Accelerator in February 2012, Strideline has sold through its initial release and developed a growing national sales network (7 cities and counting). Strideline socks have been worn by the likes of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and rapper Snoop Dogg.
Apply now to the 2013 Jones Milestone/Foster Accelerator.
Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator Program
The start-up process is messy and unpredictable: licensing intellectual property, producing a manufacture-ready prototype, lining up customers, raising money - all critical and all daunting.
The Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator program helps early-stage, student-led companies through those decisive first six months.
The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship has $165,000 in funding for student start-ups coming out of the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, or UW's entrepreneurship coursework.
Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator companies receive:
- Mentoring from a committee of entrepreneurs and investors
- Guidance creating a list of measurable milestones
- Monthly meetings with an advisory board and monthly progress reports
- Connections to the Seattle entrepreneurial community
- Up to $25K in follow-on funding (if milestones are met)
- Workspace in the new Herbold Innovation Lab in Dempsey Hall
If you're serious about starting your company, and willing to devote the time and energy needed to get your start-up off the ground, the Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator may be for you!
Apply now for the 2013 Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator.
Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2013. The Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator committee will interview teams on Wednesday, July 17 from 9:00 AM - noon on campus, and you'll be informed by Monday, July 15 if the committee has chosen your company for an interview.
Questions? Contact Amy Sallin at email@example.com
See a list of the 2012 Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator teams