eLab Incubator

The eLab Incubator provides self-directed students with resources with which to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions. The program runs from mid-October through April. Students must commit to the following:

  • Provide initial program plan to the Program Manager and Coordinator
  • Provide semester updates to the Program Manager and Coordinator
  • Agree to the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub Code of Conduct (Note: This will be sent out for review and signature if accepted to the program.)

Participation in the Incubator helps prepare students for the more intensive Summer Accelerator. If admitted to the Accelerator, teams can continue to develop their product or service, receive funding, mentorship and coaching, and launch their venture.


  • Access to a growing network of mentors
  • Entrepreneurship workshops and sessions
  • Access to office hours with specialists
  • Eligible to apply for a modest amount of project funding


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate Princeton University students at the time of application (all years)
  • All majors are welcome and encouraged to apply
  • Both for-profit and not-for-profit ventures
  • Applicants must have a well-defined startup idea or product

Key Dates

  • September 1, 2023: Application period opens
  • September 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET: Application deadline
  • October 16, 2023: Incubator starts
  • October 31, 2023: Initial program plans due
  • December 31, 2023: Fall progress report due
  • April 30, 2024: Spring progress report due; Incubator ends

How to Apply

The 2023-24 application is closed; be notified when the 2024-25 application opens.

2023-24 eLab Incubator Teams


eLab Incubator

Global Water Systems LLC

eLab Incubator

Sforzando Ventures

eLab Incubator


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Entrepreneurial Program Manager
Manda Ryan
Program Coordinator, eLab and Tiger Challenge
Ben Lehnert
Entrepreneurship & Design Fellow; Chief Design Officer at Stark