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Business Accelerator Program FAQs

Participation costs are covered for selected applicants by the members of the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute. All accepted applicants participate at no cost.

The number of accepted companies will not exceed 12 in the cohort in each program.

The Women in Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul will gladly direct you to resources for launching and scaling your business. WEI will invite pre-revenue and very early stage to companies to apply for a new incubator program in 2020, and accelerator cohorts will continue to run through the WEI. If not selected this round, please apply again for the next cohort.

The programs require three to five hours per week. Program meetings will be a mix of Zoom and in-person, which will take place most frequently at the DePaul Loop campus, with the expectation that participants will be able to dedicate full-time hours to their business.