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Western Accelerator

Our four-month program is an immersive education in entrepreneurship for new high-potential ventures. Accepted founders will receive mentorship, education, and $12,000 in funding. Applications are now open for the Winter 2024 cohort.

Apply to Fall 2024

Western Accelerator 2019 Winter Cohort Working In Somerville House

Western Accelerator applications are now open for our Fall 2024 cohorts.

Welcome our Winter 2024 Cohort!

Click the logos below to learn more about each venture and founding team. Or explore past accelerator companies by clicking the button below. 

What We Offer

The Western Accelerator program is a great opportunity for high-growth startups to accelerate the growth of their businesses. Over the course of 15 weeks, ventures accepted into the program will receive hands-on mentorship and educational training from in-house experts and industrial partners. Our goal is to accelerate the life cycle of high-potential ventures and to compress a year’s worth of learning into a few months for these entrepreneurs.

Our program is a critical component of the cross-campus entrepreneurship ecosystem at Western University and is open to all Western students, faculty, and alumni with an expectation of a full-time commitment (Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.).

Founders participating in our programming will receive:


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Weekly Workshops

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1-on-1 Support

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Mark Your Calendar

The Western Accelerator has two cohorts per year. We accept six to eight teams per cohort. Keep an eye out for these important upcoming dates associated with our upcoming Winter cohort.  


Applications Open

February 2024

Applications Close

June 28, 2024

Program Length

September to December 2024


Get in Touch!

Simply provide your contact information and a member of our team will be in touch to address your inquiries.

The Western Accelerator was made possible by the generous support of our donor:

Kevin Sullivan (BA '83).