Startup Bootcamp 2017
An eight week accelerator at University of Illinois


Learn by doing. Start a company with other students and learn about local resources


Form bonds with entrepreneurial students with diverse backgrounds and skills


Get mentorship from entrepreneurial students, faculty, and industry veterans


Startup Bootcamp 2017 is the third cohort of an 8 week startup accelerator at the University of Illinois. Our goal is to help Illinois students develop fundamental entrepreneurial skills while building their startup.

During the first half of the program teams will work on developing a vision for their products and refining their ideas. Half-way through the program each team will give their first pitch during which they will receive feedback from the mentors. Following this they will continue to work on their ideas and receive more technical workshops on financing, legal, and product. At the culmination of the program we will host Demo Day where the teams give full length pitches to judges and the community.


Success Stories

Amber Waves

SB 2015

Grizzly Forged

SB 2015

Muscle metrics

SB 2014


Fall 2017

  • 1st October 2017

    Applications due

    Applications will be posted here two weeks before the application deadline. Stay tuned.

  • 5th October 2017

    Accelerator Begins

    Startup Bootcamp Orientation + Meet the fellows.

  • Next 8 weeks

    Legal + Financing + Marketing + Product Lanuch

  • 8th December 2017

    Demo Day

    Startup Showcase

Our Team

Shivam Bharuka


Tanmay Shah


Ria Parab

Corporate Director

Abib Ajibola

Event Planning Director


Event Structure Director

Garima Gupta

Publicity Director