David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

  • UEDA Awards of Excellence

    Summer Accelerator Wins 2018 UEDA Summit Award

CSUN Summer Accelerator

The CSUN Summer Accelerator provides competitive applications to create momentum around your start-up venture with an intensive 10 week summer experience.  Two company representatives will be awarded full time paid internships to work on their company, and make progress toward achieving a sustainable, profitable venture with product-market fit.

Apply to the Summer Accelerator

  • Customer Discovery and the Business Model Canvas
  • Analyzing and identifying product/market fit
  • Competitive Landscape and strategic differentiation
  • Incorporating Voice of Customer into product specifications for Minimum Viable Product
  • Financial modeling
  • Business law: business forms, Intellectual Property protection, contract basics
  • Sources of financing and best practices for how to access them
  • Perfecting your Pitch Deck

Participants who complete the program will have a solid grasp of the requirements, costs, and strategy to move ahead; this sets the stage to develop the materials needed to communicate their vision to the world, financial requirements, agile engineering, and how to build and maintain a high performing operating team.