• Desai Accelerator

    Turning your passion into a successful business

  • Desai Accelerator

    Turning your passion into a successful business

  • Desai Accelerator

    Turning your passion into a successful business

  • Desai Accelerator

    Turning your passion into a successful business

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.

Mentorship

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.

Visibility

We’ll get you noticed.

Leverage the connections and networks of U of M Alumni to reach a global audience.

Talent

We’ll work alongside you.

Access bright, hardworking U of M students.

Community

We’ll be your support system.

Share the experience and journey with other cofounders for support & encouragement

Our Program

  • Investment

    Up to $50,000

  • Space

    Access to collaborative working space in downtown Ann Arbor

  • Mentorship

    Tap into the entire U of M network – faculty, students, staff, alumni, and entrepreneurs in residence

  • Resources

    Get resources like legal advice and cloud credits worth over $500,000

2016 Summer Session

May 2nd, 2016 – August 19th, 2016

About Us


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 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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2016 Cohort

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