One Program, Two Tracks

FastForward U’s Accelerator programming is an opportunity for student teams from across the University to work collaboratively to make progress on their ventures. These engaging, cross-disciplinary initiatives build skills, grow networks, and connect founders with other entrepreneurial students.

Teams are grouped by stage to allow students to learn together at a pace that makes sense for where they are on their entrepreneurial journey. Learn more about each track below.


  • Early-stage track for teams to validate their ideas.
  • Curriculum focuses on early venture basics, market research, customer discovery, and more. Successfully completing Spark makes many teams ready for FUEL.


  • Later-stage track designed to help ventures get market/investor ready.
  • Focuses on customer development, entrepreneurial finance, investor readiness, and more.
  • Participants eligible to win non-dilutive funding during the program and at Demo Day.

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Want to learn more about the Accelerators, which track is right for you, or how to apply?

Kerry Ingram

Marketing & Operations Coordinator, FastForward U
Telephone 443-619-0759