Conquer Accelerator has announced that the company has launched the program in Grand Rapids. The 10-week accelerator program is the newest addition of a company’s portfolio since its starting back on September 14, 2020.
The company began its operations back in 2016 with the help of partnerships and joint ventures with parent organizations, including the Red Cedar Ventures, Spartan Innovations, Michigan State University Foundation and University Corporate Research Park (UCRP).
The company’s accelerator program was started with the initial funding of $20,000 and it also includes the complete access of 40+ mentors, among other essential resources. The company offers quality services in the city of Grand Rapids with a goal-driven benchmark, focusing on completing goals and intensive programming. The company has started its program in Grand Rapids with the aim to expand community outreach in the area.
Economic Development Director at the City of Grand Rapids and staff liaison to the Grand Rapids LDFA, Jeremiah Gracia said, “We are pleased to partner with the MSU Foundation and its subsidiaries to bring Conquer Accelerator to Grand Rapids.”
“This program aligns with the SmartZone’s development plan objectives to support high-tech startups through incubation and accelerator programs. Bringing a program with a proven record of success along with early stage funding is a great opportunity for our community,” Jeremiah Garcia concluded.
Director of Conquer Accelerator, Frank Urban said, “Grand Rapids has a strong manufacturing backbone yet has a wide diversity of industries from healthcare and furniture to craft beers and automotive glass.”
“This has made the area a hub for creative ideas and entrepreneurs willing to take the risk of launching new companies. We are excited that the Conquer Accelerator program can help these entrepreneurs realize their dreams, stimulate the local economy, and create high-tech jobs,” concluded Conquer Accelerator Frank Urban in his statement.
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