Colorado State University Celebrates the New College of Business Accelerator Program

Colorado State University’s Institute for Entrepreneurship is celebrating 12 outstanding CSU entrepreneurs and their teams that have been accepted into the recently launched New Economy Venture Accelerator program for 2013.

An event to recognize and congratulate the entrepreneurs will be held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 East Vine Drive in Fort Collins. The celebration will feature the 12 entrepreneurial teams accepted into the program, stakeholders and partners from across campus, the College of Business, and potential mentors and advisors from the business community. The event will serve as an occasion to connect mentors and advisors with student entrepreneurs.

“We are working hard to foster the growth and the development of collegiate entrepreneurs,” said Charisse McAuliffe, director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship. “I am so impressed with the caliber of applicants we had this inaugural year, I am really looking forward to presenting these amazing students and their venture ideas to the business community.”

The Institute for Entrepreneurship provides entrepreneurship training, advising, coaching and work space for student-run ventures. The student teams will receive 16 weeks of hands-on training and on average up to $3,000 per team to invest in their business with the potential for more investment.

Students from across the campus were selected to participate in the program. The accelerator provides these students with essential resources with the ultimate goal of creating self-sustaining, funding-ready ventures.

About the Institute for Entrepreneurship

Housed in the College of Business, the Institute for Entrepreneurship is focused on creating an innovative and collaborative ecosystem in which its programs and involvement develop, enhance, support and elevate all entrepreneurial efforts and initiatives at CSU.

For more information, or to RSVP to the event, please visit or contact Charisse McAuliffe at