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MSU Conquer Accelerator’s newest group focuses on financial technology businesses

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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Six businesses focused on financial technology are part of Conquer Accelerator’s sixth cohort that runs through Aug. 6.

The businesses will receive $20,000 and mentorship over the course of 10 weeks.

The selected companies are CrossBrainingFrizzmoNickelsRebound AISafety Sit and Tandem.

“The goal is to help a company go from product solution fit to product market fit,” said Tom Stewart, Conquer Accelerator program manager.

Stewart said the idea is to help the company get past the first customer satisfaction stage and prepare for the next level of investments.

Conquer Accelerator is partnered with Michigan State University Foundation and its subsidiaries Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures, Michigan Rise and University Corporate Research Park.

Carl Winans, co-founder and CEO of the company Rebound, applied to be part of the accelerator in spring.

Source: Lansing State Journal News Section

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