Princeton Startup Bootcamp, Powered by VentureWell

Princeton Startup Bootcamp

All Princeton graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in entrepreneurship are welcome to apply to attend the Princeton Startup Bootcamp, an intensive program powered by VentureWell, a leading startup accelerator. This program is designed for interdisciplinary collaboration and those curious about what it takes to bring an idea to market. If you already have an idea for a product, service, or solution—that’s great, but not required! Team members are needed for a variety of roles including business strategy, marketing and communications, and financial modeling, among others.

Isla Xi Han
“The Princeton Startup Bootcamp is a fantastic opportunity to test out your interest, an idea, and a team with low risk. It's more hands-on and market-oriented than a course in a classroom. Although very intense, the Bootcamp is a lower investment than a months-long incubator or an accelerator. You get to quickly review the essential terminologies and concepts for entrepreneurship and to assess the feasibility of an idea and a team through a series of hands-on assignments."

Isla Xi Han, GS, ARC

Anne-Marie Maman
“Whether you have an idea or not, if you want to learn more about the entrepreneurial mindset and how to think through the product/market fit—join us!! The skills you are developing as grad students are very relevant in the startup world. Connect to me or anyone on the PEC team if you want to talk or if you have questions."

–Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

The Startup Bootcamp is a two-and-a-half day intensive held twice a year in January and June. It’s for any grad student or postdoc who has an idea—or if they don't have an idea, a chance to get paired with a person who does. Teams work on developing the idea, determining the market potential, and working on other various startup needs."

Wright Seneres, Social Media and Marketing Specialist, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Have questions?

Please reach out to Anne-Marie Maman ([email protected]), executive director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, or Eva Kubu ([email protected]), associate dean for professional development in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School and director, GradFUTURES.