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StartR Accelerator

StartR studentsStartR Accelerators provide students, alumni, and researchers with robust training, mentorship, and an ecosystem of resources to advance entrepreneurial ideas from concept to impact. StartR was founded in 2012 and has yielded over 100 companies which have raised over $100M in the last ten years.

All accelerators are free of charge. For questions about StartR, email the CIID team.

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Applications for StartR are Now Open Deadline to Apply: February 27th

STARTR INCLUSION-IMPACT supports the next generation of female and underrepresented founders through mentorship, training, and funding. The accelerator runs for seven sessions. Teams must include a female member or a member from an underrepresented group in a leadership role. Concepts should be beyond "just an idea" and address a clear market need.

Apply for StartR Inclusion-Impact


STARTR Rady Stage 2 is a 10-session program. It is preferred (but not required) that a Rady student or Rady alum be part of the team. One member of the team should have strong business acumen, have some experience in venture creation training, or taken relevant courses. Concepts should be beyond "just an idea" and address a clear market need.

Apply for StartR Rady Stage 2


StartBlue is an accelerator from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography & Rady School of Management that supports the formation of advanced science and engineering startups tackling ocean-focused challenges and solutions integrated into science, industry, investment, and government networks. For more information visit the startBlue webpage

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