ㆍ Team Formation
ㆍ 1 month program
SparkLabs Frontier-ASU is the program’s first accelerator launched at Arizona State University, the most innovative college in the U.S.
- Michael Crow, President of ASU -
Michael Crow, President of ASU, recognized as:
While at ASU, he has transformed it from a “party school” to the “Most Innovative” university and increased its revenues from $600M to over $4 billion since taking its leadership helm.
Through Crow, ASU has established eighteen new transdisciplinary schools, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
SparkLabs Frontier’s first stage will accept 100 people into the initial stage of idea and team development. Ideally targeting ⅔ engineers and 1/3 business people.
Through rigorous team and leadership exercises, we will help them find co-founders and help them further development of an idea.
This second stage of the program will have finalized teams focused on development of their idea to prepare to apply to the Frontier accelerator program. Those without a team will be dropped from the program.
This final stage and start of the core accelerator program will accept 6-10 teams. They will go through a 4 month mentor-driven accelerator program.
SparkLabs will invest $100,000 into each new company for up to 8% of the company. There will be an anti-dilution provision during the next round of financing.
Any current traditional or online ASU student or alumni of Arizona State University.
The pre-program is open to individuals and teams. We need individuals with strong business or engineering skills who are interested in entrepreneurship to join existing teams.
A team is required to apply to the accelerator program. Teams are ideally 2-3 people with a max of 4 people.
We are accepting up to 100 people into the pre-program and we will accept 6-10 teams into the accelerator program.
No, the pre-program is focused on team and idea formation to prepare for applying to the core accelerator program in January. Only teams that are accepted into the accelerator program will receive an investment.
No, you do not. If you are a current student or alumni of ASU, we will accommodate teams via remote conferencing.