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Start@Shea's Accelerator, Accelerate@Shea, is a 9-week program that provides student startups with expert advice, space, and funding to launch and grow their business. Teams will have access to a network of founders and mentors including alumni and friends of Boston College through comprehensive workshops and one-on-one office hour sessions. Accelerate@Shea aims to bring together the innovative startup community at Boston College by giving teams the opportunity to discuss their progress and build a relationship with other student entrepreneurs going through the same challenges.


Accelerate@Shea's cohort members receive $1500 of an equity-free grant to use towards their startups, personalized mentorship from professionals and alumni, workshops to scale and grow through our curated speakers, and access to Start@Shea's resources and community.  

The sense of community built through Accelerate@Shea's cohort allows for new ideas and friendships to thrive. Our program's student-founders learn to collaborate and surround themselves with other like-minded entrepreneurial personalities.


Demo Day is a culmination of all of the progress our Accelerate@Shea cohort has accumulated through our 9-week program. Founders pitch their startups to the BC community and we celebrate the best of the best in our startup ecosystem!

Applications for 2023 Open in Early December!
Learn More About Our Past Accelerate@Shea Cohorts