Leverage the most expansive and tight-knit network in the world.
Our startups get unmatched resources in mentorship, talent, community and visibility because when you join Desai, you join the University of Michigan. No SAT scores required.
We’ll help you take smart risks.
Get guidance from the depth and breadth of experience of one of largest alumni bases in the world.
We’ll get you noticed.
Leverage the connections and networks of U of M Alumni to reach a global audience.
We’ll work alongside you.
Access bright, hardworking U of M students.
We’ll be your support system.
Share the experience and journey with other cofounders for support & encouragement
Up to $25,000
Access to collaborative working space in downtown Ann Arbor
Tap into the entire U of M network – faculty, students, staff, alumni, and entrepreneurs in residence
Get resources like legal advice and cloud credits worth over $500,000
The Desai Accelerator is a collaborative effort at the University of Michigan between the Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering. The Desai Accelerator is made possible through the Desai Sethi Family Foundation, Davidson Foundation, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
While the accelerator is a University of Michigan supported program, it is open to anyone to apply.
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