Our free co-working space on campus is located on the second floor of the Western Student Services building. Here you will find entrepreneurs, innovators and other startup enthusiasts who have come together to collaborate and work. So if you're looking for to belong to a community of like-minded individuals or to just hunker down and hustle, drop by Propel (WSSB 2130).
Want access to the space? Fill out Propel’s Intake Form.
Like most things in life, it 'takes a village' to successfully start a business. At Propel our community of experienced mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs provide business advice, as well as encouragement and guidance.
Interested in connecting with a mentor?
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Seeking a little capital for your startup? Propel has a number of funding opportunities for idea and early-stage companies. Click the buttons below to learn more about each opportunity.
Seed Your Startup - Applications Now Open
Propel Summer Incubator (PSI) - Applications Now Open
Founded in 2015 by Propel, PSI is a sales-focused incubator program that provides seed funding, mentorship, programming and co-working space for a cohort of high-potential entrepreneurs during the summer months.
Each year promises to be bigger and better! PSI will continue to offer innovative programming that encourages startups to grow and reach new milestones in their venture.
Apply to psi - Applications Now Open
At Propel we partner with key innovators and community members to bring the best events to you. These events provide our clients with opportunities for hands-on learning, meaningful connections, and inspiration. Propel’s events range from pitch competitions, hack-a-thons, workshop series, conferences and more.
Major Propel Events: Seed Your Startup, Proteus Innovation Competition, Hack Western, WesternU Startup Summit, UCC Startup Market, and Expert Hours.
Be sure to check out calendar or sign up for our newsletter, to stay up to date on our events.
Propel has a growing population of retail and product based entrepreneurs who require a different level of service and opportunity to validate their market.
Your business has a story to tell and we want to help you share it! If you’re a startup actively working with Propel and ready for press, fill out our “Startup of the Week Video Application” form. Your business could be the feature on Propel’s and Western’s social media channels and websites.
Looking to promote your startup, raise money from an investor, or network with other entrepreneurs? Then you’re going to need to know how to pitch your startup!
For entrepreneurs, knowing how to pitch your startup is a must. That’s why we host and partner on a number of pitch competitions like…