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Shore EC Events

The KSU Top 100 is an accelerator for student businesses and their transformation into an entrepreneur. The main components of the competition include: judged acceleration phases, mentors and a cash prize. 


2017 Champions

Bryan Keller, Keller Guitars

Sammy and Ben Amor, Cloud9 


Application Process
 

Whether you just have an idea or have your business up-and-running, the application process begins by submitting this simple form here. You will be contacted by the first week of October if you made it into the competition or not. 


Judged Acceleration Phases

This is not a pitch competition; it's an accelerator. Judging should be focused on results, not the dog-and-pony-show. Granted this is part of the final score, but the majority of the score is weighted based on the completion of acceleration phases and what they have done to go beyond what's expected, proving their commitment and expertise in the process of entrepreneurship. For the first series of phases, judging is based on their process, results and growth as entrepreneurs. 


Mentorship
 

Strong, intentional mentorship is the magic behind this accelerator. The value of students having a seasoned, helpful entrepreneur by their side as they enter the unknown is everything. We are looking for mentors who care about student dreams, refuse to let them settle and desire to see students conquer the challenges of entrepreneurship.


KSU Top 100 Schedule
 

KSU Top 100 Kick-off 
October 18, 2017 
Time: 6:30 - 8:30
Location: TBD 
Top 35 are invited. Expectations for the rest of the accelerator are set and mentors are chosen. 

November 2, 2017
6:30 - 8:30
Education Building 224
Acceleration Phase 1 Pitch
Pitch acceleration phase 1. Judges select participants worthy of advancing. Next acceleration phase is given.

November 16, 2017 
6:30 - 8:30
Education Building 224
Acceleration Phase 2 Pitch
Pitch acceleration phase 2. Judges select participants worthy of advancing. Next acceleration phase is given.

November 30, 2017 
6:30 - 8:30
Education Building 224
Acceleration Phase 3 Pitch
Pitch acceleration phase 3. Judges select participants worthy of advancing. Next acceleration phase is given.

Phases 4 - 10 and the KSU Top 100 Finale dates will be posted in November. 


Need more information?

Email Regan Durkin, the EC Assistant Director at rdurkin@kennesaw.edu for questions concerning applications, deadlines, questions, etc.