Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator (MSEA)

GMU's Inaugural Summer Accelerator.

George Mason students and recent graduates gain valuable, real-world business experience

The Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator program (MSEA) is a new program that allows Mason students and recent graduates to explore the commercialization potential for their product or service ideas. Working in teams of two to five members, MSEA participants conduct intense customer-related research and discovery around their particular business idea over an eight-week period. Participants in the program are assisted by experienced entrepreneurial instructors and mentors.

Our Location

The MIX@Fenwick, on the Fairfax Campus, is the center of Mason’s entrepreneurial universe. The MIX, a 14,000-square foot, student-centered collaboration-and-event space, serves as a 21st century collaboration hub, featuring spaces for co-working and experiential learning.

Our Research

MSEA provides Mason students and recent graduates a structured opportunity to determine the commercial potential of a product or service idea, improve entrepreneurial, problem-solving, and collaborative skills, and form successful Mason-affiliated startups and social entrepreneurship ventures.

Our Goals

Mason, guided by the leadership of President Ángel Cabrera and the support of the Board of Visitors, aims to elevate itself into the top tier of global entrepreneurial universities within the next five years.

Additional information and press resources.

MSEA Fast Facts

  • What: Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator (MSEA)
  • Where: In the MIX@Fenwick, on Mason's Fairfax Campus, next to Fenwick Library.
  • Program Lead: Sean Mallon, Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Founded: June, 2017
  • Enrollment: 26 students (summer 2017)
  • Faculty: Experienced entrepreneurial instructors and mentors assist teams through the eight-week program.
  • Phone: 703-998-6499

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