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VCU Pre-X Applications open!

All VCU students, alumni, and community members are welcome to apply! Please fill out one application per team, idea, and/or product. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Application Closes March 24th 11:59pm

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2024 VCU's Pre-Accelerator Program (Pre-X)

March 30 - April 19

VCU’s Pre-Accelerator Program (Pre-X) is for students, alumni and community members who want to turn their ideas into action. The goal of the program is to identify, support, and launch high growth and high potential startups and founders.

Each Participant will attend:
Pre-X Workshop 1 - Saturday, March 30, 12-2:30 PM
Pre-X Workshop 2 - Saturday, April 6, 12-2:30 PM
Pre-X Workshop 3 - Saturday, April 13, 12-2:30 PM
Demo Day - Friday, April 19, 10 AM - 2 PM

VCU Pre-X is a great fit for all types of founders and business of any maturity. You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to be part of VCU Pre-X program that includes:

  • New workshops targeting each phase of developing your business
  • Access to 1x1 coaching
  • Continued support to enrich your pitch 

Head Facilitator

Our Pre-X is getting an update this year! If you have been with us before, we have a new head facilitator Adam Woodward

Adam has worked with 100s of companies across many industries, countries, and sizes launch and grow new ventures. As a Fractional Chief Operating Officer, he provides the leadership and expertise to help funded startups realize explosive growth while avoiding costs, stress, and risks. Adam’s passion is enabling entrepreneurs to flourish and is bringing his expertise to help revamp our program. You can find more about him on his LinkedIn at this link.