President's Buckeye Accelerator



If the impossible became possible, what would you attempt to do?

The President’s Buckeye Accelerator supports student founders prepare a startup for launch. The accelerator combines entrepreneurship skill building, deep mentorship, community building and funding with a structured process. Accelerator applicants first must complete a six-week Boost Camp. Six student ventures from the camp will then be selected for the year-long accelerator.

Meet Cohort 2


Eleven startups who participated in the program’s Boost Camp were selected to present their companies to a panel highly-esteemed business professionals. Six of these companies were selected to receive $50,000 through the President’s Buckeye Accelerator Finale. Read more here.

Program Support


Access to capital and additional funding upon graduation from the program

Skill Building

Commercial excellence, customer centricity, leadership, team building, lifestyle coaching, financial acumen (budgets, forecast, proformas), governance, and controls

Deep Mentorship

Intentional access to coaches, champions and domain expertise

Structured  Process

Validate, build, test and commercialize in parallel to pursuing degree


Connecting cohort to fellow students, faculty, and staff, the local start up ecosystem and global community of Ohio State founders


Digital, market and communication support to promote idea to investors and potential partners