Starting Gate

Starting Gate is a business accelerator that tests students' business ideas and models, provides mentorship from faculty and members of the business community, and helps students build a network of contacts to support their burgeoning companies.

The student business accelerator is operated by the Haworth College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in partnership with the WMU Office of Community Outreach. The accelerator is open to all WMU students through a competitive application process in which students must demonstrate a promising idea for a product or service that can be launched within a short period of time. Starting Gate provides a fast-track to business launch.

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