eLab Incubator

The eLab Incubator provides students with a collaborative co-working space in which to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions. The program runs from mid-October to early-May. Students must commit to the following:

  • Meeting with a mentor/advisor on a regular basis
  • Conduct regular team update meetings (preferably in the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub)
  • Provide monthly updates to the Program Manager
  • Provide fall and spring progress reports to the Program Manager
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct

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
  • 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
  • Graduating seniors are welcome
  • All majors are welcomed and encouraged
  • Both for-profit and not-for-profit ventures are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must have a well-defined startup idea or product

Key Dates

  • September 11, 2019: Application period opens
  • October 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm: Application deadline EXTENDED
  • October 18, 2019: Incubator starts
  • December 6, 2019: Fall progress report due
  • May 1, 2020: Spring progress report due
  • May 1, 2020: Incubator ends

How to Apply

The application period for AY 2019-20 is now closed. The application for AY 2020-21 Incubator opens here on September 2, 2020. Be notified when the application period opens