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The Butler Accelerator for Education & Workforce Innovation powered by gener8tor supports the high-growth startups from across the country that are best poised to transform the way individuals and companies work and learn. Each company receives a $100K investment and 12 weeks of concierge, mentorship-based programming, networking, and potential customer introductions from the gener8tor, Butler University and TechPoint teams.

Applications are open for the Fall cohort. Apply today!

Questions? Reach out to Program Manager, Logan White

Sign up to be a mentor or join us for community lunches!

Why Participate?

  • Access to Butler University’s world-class educator resources and innovation activities.

  • Nationally ranked accelerator program powered by gener8tor with expanded in-program and post-program support from TechPoint.

  • In-person in Indianapolis with access to Butler’s campus and 16 Tech, Indianapolis’ premier Innovation District.

  • 5 startups per cohort.

  • $100,000 investment in return for 7.5% equity in your company using a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)

  • Twelve weeks of individualized coaching and mentorship from the gener8tor, Butler and TechPoint teams.

  • One-on-one meetings with 100+ connections including serial entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors.
  • $1M + in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk, Hubspot and Microsoft.

Who should apply?

  • We focus on startups that have the opportunity for significant and scalable economic impact. If you are generating revenue or have a clear path toward greater adoption, we urge you to apply.
  • Based on our expertise in sales, marketing, go-to-market, strategy and fundraising, we select startups that are primed for growth. If you are at a point where our network, resources and expertise can scale your impact, we urge you to apply.

  • Innovating education and workforce technology requires diverse experiences from the communities impacted most. We seek out marginalized founders from underrepresented groups who may have been passed over by mainstream investors and accelerators. If you fit this bill, we urge you to apply.

Accelerator Team

Logan White

Innovation Program Manager

Chelsea Linder

VP of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sarah Aubrey

Senior Managing Director

Melissa Beckwith

VP of Strategy & Innovation
Butler University

Apply for the Fall cohort! 
Application deadline: July 22, 2024. 
Thank you to our Partners: