Participants chosen for the DC Fall Accelerator Program

On October 5, two Durham College (DC) students were chosen to participate in the Fall Accelerator program – putting their entrepreneurial ideas on the fast track to success. FastStart DC, along with the Spark Centre, is pleased to offer the accelerator to help students and graduates take their innovative ideas or business ventures to market faster while utilizing the professional services from an experienced support team.

Over the course of 10 weeks, Entrepreneurship and Small Business student, Rola AlNouno and Law Clerk Advanced student, Brittany Charlton will work to develop their businesses while capitalizing on the benefits of the program. These include a faster entry to market, reduced start-up costs and a focused work environment to learn in alongside seasoned professionals.

“I’m very excited about being a part of the accelerator,” said AlNouno. “Right now my business is at the idea stage. Surrounding myself with the right resources and influences will help me achieve my goals.”

This is the second time the Accelerator Program has been offered. After the success of the first run in the summer months, employees of FastStart DC and the Spark Centre were eager to offer this opportunity to more students and alumni.

The Fall Accelerator program began on Tuesday, October 13 and runs until to Friday, December 18. For more information on this initiative, visit the FastStart website.