Isaiah Silva & Austin Armstrong
Smart urban agriculture optimization via sensors and cameras

Boobi Butter

Amelia Coomber & Hayley Miller
Subscription box with tools and resources for breast health

Cultivo Media

Will Alverson, Meredith Gee, & Scott Romano
Digital marketing and product development studio


Lauren Agee and Benjamin Pantilat
Platform to simplify on-campus organizational fundraising

Human Capital Pioneers

Sudhakar Arumugam, Robert Cuillard, & Josh Ostby
Interactive video platform for resume submission


Meghan Keim & Kirk Scully
Sustainable clothing made from recycled materials

Local Brews

Cooper Fitzpatrick, Carole Green, Drew Harrilchak, & Harriet Prior
Monthly subscription of Colorado craft beers plus access to events


Reyn Aubrey, Christian Dooley & Jon DuVarney
Microgiving platform that uses social media for good


Max Evans, Kyle Hornick, Grant Kochmann, & Evan Reierson
Web-linked dynamic digital bulletin board

About Pioneering Summer

Are you a DU student working on a startup? Could you benefit from a summer accelerator to take your company to the next level?

Pioneering Summer is a 10-week accelerator for student-led ventures. Project X-ITE will provide you with the resources you need to accelerate your startup and take it to the next level.

Here’s how it works:

  • Open to all DU undergraduate and graduate student-led ventures.
  • Companies must have at least 2 DU students to qualify as a “team”
  • Student teams are required to spend 20 hours per week in an internship of their choosing (Project X-ITE can help!), and 20 hours per week working together on their company

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • On campus or a housing stipend for each DU team member
  • A $5,000 cash stipend for your company
  • Physical workspace on campus in Project X-ITE’s X-Lab
  • Weekly mentor sessions with business leaders

Questions? Check out our FAQ here. Still have a question? Contact

Applications are closed for Summer 2018.

The Fine Print

  • Once accepted, teams must remain in tact for the full duration of Pioneering Summer
  • Companies must have a company bank account to accept the stipend
  • Companies must have at least 1 person attend each mentoring session
  • Student teams must have at least 2 people on campus at all times throughout the summer

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