Collegiate Accelerator FAQs

What is the general schedule for Collegiate Accelerator?
The Collegiate Accelerator runs Monday through Thursday with occasional Fridays and one Saturday for four hours every day and at least 20 hours of additional work on your venture outside of the four hour residential requirement.

The program runs from May 28, 2019 - July 31, 2019.

What are the dates of the Collegiate Accelerator?
You can easily find all the dates on the Key Dates page.

Can I skype/telecommute in some days?
All key dates listed, as indicated in agreement, need to be in person as all are interactive.  Skype is not an option for required dates.

What is the dress code at UMass?
Business casual.

Will you provide food during the Summer Accelerator? 
There will be occasional breakfast, lunch, and some snacks provided throughout the program but not every day.


Need based scholarships are available via application. Reach out to Carly or Dorota with further questions.

Collegiate Accelerator Participants are responsible for paying appropriate taxes. 


Will the program cover my travel?
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to offer additional money for travel. You will have to account for travel in your needs based scholarship application. Please contact us in advance if this is a problem.  

Transportation, housing, and some meals will be covered during the week in Mount Ida (June 24 - June 28, 2019).

To park on UMass Amherst campus, use one of the following options. Please note that you will need to pay to park at UMass Amherst and in Springfield, MA.

  1. Purchase a permit and park in permit parking lots.

  2. Park at our metered parking areas using coins or Parkmobile

  3. Park at the Campus Center Parking Garage.