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URI's 2023 Startup Accelerator

Summer accelerator program for high-impact ventures, going from idea to pitch in just 8 weeks; June 12th - August 11th.

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Fueling Entrepreneurship
one step at a time.

LaunchURI is University of Rhode Island’s 8-week accelerator for students and faculty who are developing high impact ventures.  We are here to educate and support world-class entrepreneurs, and to advance the development of new ventures that are creating high-impact and scalable solutions to serious problems.

Not ready to apply? Let's get you ready! If you have an idea for a business and would like to speak to someone about it, please let us know by filling out this quick form.


Assigned Mentors

LaunchURI provides assigned mentors who will work with the program participants throughout the 8-week program, offering guidance, feedback, and support to help them develop their business ideas and navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship.


Peer Cohorts

Join a peer cohort of dedicated founders who are going through the same experience, giving program participants the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, and learn from each other's experiences.

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Ground up curriculum

LaunchURI's curriculum takes a rigorous approach to guiding participants through the process of developing their business models and refining their pitches, preparing them for potential investment opportunities.


Work full time on your business

Participants will have the opportunity to work full-time on their business ideas, providing them with a concentrated period of time to focus on developing and refining their ventures with the support and resources provided by LaunchURI.

2023 Focus

Our 2023 accelerator program is focused on supporting dual use startups – those that can be launched in both commercial (B2C or B2B) and military environments.

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