Desai Accelerator

Desai Accelerator

Accelerating Scalable, Sustainable Companies. Receive up to a $50,000 investment.


Program Type

Receive up to a $50,000 investment in your business and over $500,000 in resources, including skilled student interns, cloud credits, and legal support.
While participating in our 10-month program, startups receive funding, tailored mentorship, hands-on training, national visibility, collaborative workspace in downtown Ann Arbor, and many key resources to help them achieve rapid growth - including free access to a 10-intern talent pool. The program runs from May through March. Read more about our program here.

Teams must have at least one founder who graduated from the University of Michigan recently (during the previous 12 months from the start of program in May).
Founders will be working full-time on the startup for the duration of the program.
Founders will be present for the duration of the 10-month program in Ann Arbor, MI from May through March.

Funding & Benefits

Type of Funding
Extended Offer
Program Fee
Offer Details
Other Benefits


Application Deadline
# of Startups / Cohort
# of Cohorts / Year
# of Investments / Year
# of Startups Invested
Total Investment in Startups
Number of Alumni Startups
Total Funding Raised by Startups
Crunchbase Rank
Visa and Relocation Support
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