2018 eLab Summer Accelerator Application   

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Thank you for your interest in the eLab Summer Accelerator Program! Please be sure you have read and understand the application and program requirements before beginning your application. 

If you are not prepared to complete this entire application at one time, you may create a password (one that you can share with your teammates) which will enable you to return as many times as needed to complete all questions and sections. Please note that all students who will be part of your team this summer MUST fill out Part II (Applicant Information) section of this form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th at 11:59PM!
Part I. Startup Company/Team Information
Please provide as much detail about your company as possible. Logo, website, and social media accounts are optional but recommended. If you have a pitch deck, video, or any other supporting materials you'd like to share with us, please upload them to Google Drive and provide the link to the folder.



If you do not have a logo, a Princeton shield or Tiger will be used as a placeholder.










With regard to team size, please carefully consider the following:
  • Minimum Team Size: 3 
  • Maximum Team Size: 5 
  • Your chances of being accepted to the eLab Summer Accelerator will be greater if your entire team is confirmed/identified before you submit this application. 
  • If you are accepted to the program with an incomplete team, any team members joining after the interview period must be immediately identified.
  • Any team members added after your interview takes place must also be interviewed and vetted by the eLab selection committee or Keller Center staff.
  • No additional team members may be added after April 1, 2018. No exceptions.


Part II. Applicant Information
This section must be completed by ALL team members. 

Once the first team member has completed the section, click the link that says "click here to add another team member" on the right-hand side below. A new field set will appear where the next team member can add their information. Click the link as many times as needed to accommodate all team members. 



If you are not sure what your role will be yet, select other and type "not yet determined."




(In what year of your graduate studies are you currently?)

This information is required solely for payment/stipend purposes. Please note that any student without citizen/resident status may be subject to federal tax withholding from their stipend.

Non-Princeton students please select IND/OTHER if your major is not listed here.


Your 9-digit ID number








Part III. Team Essay Questions

Suggested 400-word limit for each question below.







Conditions of Acceptance to the eLab Accelerator Program
  • Incomplete Teams If you are accepted to the program as an incomplete team, any team members joining after the interview/acceptance period must be immediately identified to Keller Center staff so they can then be interviewed/vetted. 
  • Participating Students Starting 2018, all eLab applicants/participants must be currently enrolled Princeton University students. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Team Formation Deadline No additional team members may be added after April 1, 2018. No exceptions.
  • Graduate Students All Princeton graduate students must obtain written permission (email) from their faculty advisor to participate in the program.
  • Rescind Pending Offers If your team is accepted, any pending internship or other program offers must be declined once you have committed to the eLab Summer Accelerator Program.
  • eLab 2018 Program Dates  All team members must commit to the full 10 weeks of the program: Sunday, June 10 to Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Submit Your Application
Thank you for applying to the eLab Summer Accelerator Program! Please carefully review the timeline below to understand the next steps. 

eLab Application Timeline
  • October 16, 2017 - eLab Accelerator Application Opens at 3:00PM
  • December 15, 2017 - eLab Accelerator Application Deadline at 11:59PM
  • December 18, 2017 - eLab Selection Committee begins review of all applications 
  • Early January 2018  - Teams to be contacted for interviews
  • January 10-12, 2018 - Interviews to be held 
  • January  17-19, 2018 - Offers go out to accepted teams
  • January 24-31, 2018 - Deadline for accepted teams to commit/accept offer (one week from notification of acceptance)
  • April 1, 2018 - All team members must be identified
Should you have any questions throughout this process, please contact Stephanie Landers, Program Manager, slanders@princeton.edu.


Good luck!

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