The Fordham Accelerator for Business
An Innovative Resource Supporting Entrepreneurs and Startup Ventures
The Fordham Accelerator for Business, sponsored by the Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration provides educational resources and a portfolio of programs and services designed to prepare aspiring entrepreneurs to launch a business. Services offered span the entire process of new business development, from idea development through new business incubation.
Who Can Attend:
These programs are open to the entire Fordham Community, including undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline, as well as alumni, veterans, faculty, staff, parents, and friends. Many programs are also appropriate for professionals already running a business who want to pivot, launch a new product, or get a skills refresher.
Class sizes are limited to maximize personal attention, and a nominal fee is charged.
Students who wish to obtain academic credit must secure an independent study with a faculty advisor.
The Accelerator’s flagship clinic, Fordham Startups, launched in 2011, offers an intensive “Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp.” The first program of its type at Fordham, the Startups provides a concentrated "how-to" program designed to prepare entrepreneurs of all ages to launch or build a business.
Fordham Accelerator for Business Programs vary by semester, with new programs being launched and tested based on current markets and student feedback. In addition to Startups, other programs include Idea Gym, Leadership and Business Development Boot Camp, Explore, Develop, Operating and Marketing Plan Development, and Club FABU, which offers a variety of events on topics of interest to entrepreneurial audiences, such as IP Management, Hiring a Team, and Product Sourcing.
Summer 2013 PROGRAMS
Fordham Startups is a pre-incubator program designed to educate, support, and inspire entrepreneurs of all ages who want to launch a business. The program is designed for people with ideas who want to move them forward to a building a business and market. The intensive 2-weekend format will address all primary areas of the business plan. Each participant will be matched with a mentor and will have the opportunity to complete the development of a pitch presentation.
Summer 2013 Class Dates, Times & Location:
Monday Nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
July 8th through August 12th
33 West 60th Street, Office of Career Management
Open to the Fordham Community and Beyond: including undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends in the Metro New York area.
Cost (includes lunch and snacks):
$350 for current Fordham students
$500 for all other participants (scholarships available).
Please bring check or credit card with you to the first meeting.
For More Information:
Please contact Jean Howard, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership and Business Development Boot Camp—Coming August 2013 at Fordham Westchester!
Fordham Accelerator for Business
Fall 2013 Programs (tentative schedule September - December)
- Pitch Workshop and Presentations
- Operating Plan Development
- Marketing Plan Development