AeroInnovate, an aviation accelerator program that operates under the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center, is now accepting applications to their 2017 virtual business accelerator program for start-up companies within the aviation and aerospace industry. EAA and AeroInnovate have worked in partnership since 2009 to offer accelerator participants a truly unique world-class experience.

The virtual business accelerator program is an eight-week course beginning June 2 and culminating at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh the week of July 24 – 30.  The unique program offers access to a research center, mentorship, highly customized support, a Pitch Camp, and free exhibit space in the Innovation Pavilion at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to potential investors and aviation professionals at the 9th annual Pitch & Mingle event.

If you think you have the next great aerospace or aviation idea, please apply at:

AeroInnovate has been a resource for aerospace and aviation entrepreneurs since 2007. Over the years AeroInnovate has provided multiple targeted programs and workshops at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The annual Pitch & Mingle event during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has drawn hundreds of investors with a passion for aerospace and aviation. AeroInnovate provides access to capital, expertise, and mentorship.

About AeroInnovate: Founded in 2007, AeroInnovate helps aviation and aerospace entrepreneurs from across the globe start and grow aero-related businesses and bring related new technologies to the marketplace. The program goal is to facilitate the alignment of passionate, successful investors and industry leaders with the best aviation-related opportunities in the world. AeroInnovate is part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center. For more information on AeroInnovate, visit


  • April 14                     Deadline for 2017 AeroInnovate accelerator applications
  • April 17 – May 5          Applicant interviews
  • May 5                        Announcement of the AeroInnovate class of 2017
  • June 2 – 3                  AeroInnovate kick-off in Oshkosh
  • June 2 – July 30          AeroInnovate virtual accelerator
  • July 21 – 23                Pitch Camp in Oshkosh
  • July 24 – 30                EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – AeroInnovate participants receive free exhibit space in the Innovation Pavilion
  • July 26                       Pitch & Mingle at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh