eLab Summer Accelerator

The eLab Summer Accelerator is an intensive program providing the tools and resources students need to develop and launch their own startup. For 10 weeks from mid-June to mid-August, teams work on their ventures. This includes:

  • Meeting with a faculty member to discuss project milestones, deliverables and to create a formal plan of action
  • Following a specialized entrepreneurship curriculum presented during a 3-day boot camp
  • Attending meetings and workshops
  • Receiving mentorship and advising from Keller Center faculty, staff, entrepreneurs and technology experts
  • Presenting to investors, inventors, experts, and others from the entrepreneurial community at our Demo Day events in Princeton and New York City


  • Participants will learn how to develop their startup ideas into viable, scalable ventures
  • Co-working space in the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub for the duration of the program
  • Assignment of experienced mentors in their field, plus one faculty advisor per team
  • Targeted workshops and lectures open only to eLab participants
  • Networking opportunities with entrepreneurs, legal and accounting services, and investors
  • $5000 stipend for each team member
  • Business expense account for each team
  • Summer housing on campus for the duration of the program


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate Princeton University students at the time of application
  • Graduating seniors are welcome
  • Graduate students must provide written approval from their faculty advisor prior to committing to the program
  • All majors are welcomed and encouraged
  • Both for-profit and not-for-profit ventures are encouraged 
  • Startup team size: minimum of 3 and maximum of 5

Key Dates

  • November 1, 2019: Application period opens
  • December 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm: Application deadline
  • December 16, 2019: Selection committee begins application review
  • December to January: Selected teams contacted for interviews
  • January 8 - 10, 2020: Interviews at the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub, Room 115
  • January 13, 2020: Offers extended
  • January 20, 2020: Team acceptance deadline
  • March 1, 2020: All team members must be identified
  • June 8, 2020: eLab Kick-Off
  • August 11 - 12, 2020: Demo Days in Princeton and New York City

How to Apply

Apply below by December 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm.