There is clearly a growing relationship between student entrepreneurs and accelerators — my research has already found various connections. From the Ali Kokot of the Daily Pennsylvanian:
In today’s race to be the next Google, some former Penn students are looking to Philadelphia-based DreamIt Ventures to accelerate their dreams toward reality.
As entrepreneurs themselves, the founding DreamIt team members “were looking for a way to give back” by providing the resources they wished they had when starting their own businesses, explained managing partner Kerry Rupp.
As an “accelerator,” DreamIt provides the support to bring the participating companies to “their next market milestone in a shorter period of time,” Rupp said.
The article highlights some of the Penn students that are participating in the program. Good read.