A vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem demands a great selection of accelerator and incubator programs. We define an accelerator program as one that puts its participants through intense steps specifically aimed at achievable goals, like customer discover, MVP development and company launch. Accelerators are not about physical space, rather they are about intense programmatic offerings. Incubators combine space with programming and are targeted towards certain verticals with ongoing longer term dedicated mentorship.
At Cornell, we are delighted to offer successful accelerator programs and on-campus incubator space geared towards company creation and growth. And fortunately, we seem to be constantly adding to our offering bench.