New Princeton-Techstars bootcamp boosts entrepreneurship for graduate students and postdocs

Written by
Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
March 12, 2021

GradFUTURES was one of the co-sponsors of the first Princeton-Techstars bootcamp launched by Princeton Innovation. Thirty-three graduate students and postdocs representing all four academic divisions formed ten teams. In virtual workshops held during Wintersession, graduate students and postdocs received training on how to transition their ideas into entrepreneurial ventures that can grow opportunity and benefit society. Ten experienced startup founders and investors mentored the teams and provided feedback on their ideas. The bootcamp ended with a virtual pitch competition judged by a panel of friendly venture capitalists, with a $10,000 prize for the top startup. 

Over an action-packed three days in January, ten teams of Princeton graduate students and postdoctoral researchers forged and strengthened entrepreneurial ventures through the newly created Princeton Startup Bootcamp, led by startup accelerator firm Techstars and organized by Princeton Innovation. 

View the full article by Wright Señeres on the University homepage here