The University of Massachusetts and Valley Venture Mentors are partnering to bring you the Collegiate Summer Venture Program (CSVP). This intensive 10-week summer program is designed to support and accelerate student entrepreneurs at various stages in venture development. Ventures will work with dedicated mentors, industry experts, and seasoned entrepreneurs over the course of the summer to accelerate their companies.
We are looking for entrepreneurs who are coachable, committed, available for the entire program, and open to new ideas. The program will take place at UMass Amherst and in downtown Springfield at Valley Venture Mentors. Participants will also spend a week at the UMass Mount Ida Campus in Newton, Mass. Need based scholarships are available for students who otherwise would not be able to participate in the program.
The Collegiate Summer Venture Program is open to all students from American International College, Amherst College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Greenfield Community College, Hampshire College, Holyoke Community College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, University of Massachusetts, Western New England University, and Westfield State University.
Applications are open until February 19, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EST). The program runs from June 1, 2020 through August 5, 2020 and every participating team member must commit to attending all of the minimum in-person required dates at UMass Amherst, Valley Venture Mentors (Springfield, Mass.) and in Newton, Mass. along with committing to working on their venture 20+ hours a week outside of the program hours.
- 10 Week Summer Accelerator Program: June 1, 2020 – August 5, 2020
- UMass Amherst, Valley Venture Mentors (Springfield, Mass.) and one week in Newton, Mass.
- Access to mentors, industry experts, and seasoned entrepreneurs
- Dedicated to growing your business and taking it to the next level