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Carson College of Business Jones Milestone Accelerator

Jones Milestone Accelerator

You have your team. Your beta test was a success. You understand your target market.

You are ready for the next step.

The Herbert B. Jones Milestone Accelerator could be it.

Managed by WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, this program is a six-month accelerator that helps student-led companies set a path to success. Accepted teams will be coached by a personalized team of entrepreneurship mentors, take part in free workshops and training, and have access to a co-working space on WSU’s campus. Teams will also be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in funding to help move their ventures forward.

Eligibility Requirements

The CEO of your company MUST be either a Washington State University student graduating in less than one year, or an alum who has graduated within the last five years. The CEO can be a student or alum from ANY Washington State University degree program. Previous participation in the Business Plan Competition or I-Corps is preferred, but not required.

The first three months of this program take place in Pullman, Washington. All team members must be able to meet in person in Pullman on a monthly basis until August 2018.

Application Deadline: April 23 (Accepted teams will be notified by May.)

More about the Jones Milestone Program

For the 2018-2019 academic year, two teams will be selected to participate in the Jones Milestone Program. Acceptance to the program is contingent upon the entire team’s commitment to moving their venture forward to the next stage.

Each team will be assigned a dedicated group of mentors and coworking space in the Commons Building on WSU’s Pullman campus. To allow teams to commit full-time to their company for the duration of the program, each team member will receive a stipend to assist them with business and/or living expenses during their participation in the program. The amount of the stipends will be determined in consultation with the program administrators.

Teams will hold monthly meetings with their mentor to receive coaching, set milestones, and monitor progress. All team members must be able to meet in person on a monthly basis in Pullman, Washington, through August 2018. After that time, team members may work remotely. All team members must also return to Pullman at the conclusion of the program for a final presentation.

Teams who successfully achieve their milestones during this program will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in additional funding.


Register by April 23


Allison P. Sellers
Student Venture Manager
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Washington State University