Who's it for?
Students with an entrepreneurial mindset who are willing to make a commitment of their time and energy to launch a business while attending school in Western NC.
What problem does it solve?
It can be difficult to find a balance between starting up your business while attending college; having the proper mentorship, space, and tools are absolutely critical.
How does it help?
FastTrack is an accelerator program with rolling enrollment that includes individual coaching and a comprehensive series of practical workshops to help turn ideas into businesses. Students do not need to have an existing business idea to participate.
FastTrack Program Perks include: -Desk, key and 24/7 access to the Transporation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship - Startup consulting from TICFE staff - Workshops and curriculum to achieve development milestones - Mentorship through participation in the Dale Tweedy Mentor Program - Access to professional services (Legal, accounting, financial, etc.) - Opportunity to pitch for seed capital through the TICE Student Venture Fund - Opportunity to compete in national business plan competitions - Networking opportunities on and off campus - Graduation certificate