Programs for Budding Entrepreneurs

Develop a Sustainable Business Model

If you have a business or social venture idea or concept and would like to develop a sustainable and scalable business model for it, apply for our Incubation Experience program.

Incubation Experience Programs include:

A 10- to 12-week program to collaborate and build solutions to pressing social or business challenges and invoke the participation of students, entrepreneurs, designers, creative thinkers and the community.

The  program uses the Lean LaunchPad® developed by Steve Blank in 2011, introduced at Stanford University, Columbia Business School and UC Berkeley and currently taught in more than 200 universities worldwide.

The method is core to the U.S. National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program, which is the standard for commercializing science in the U.S. and applied in a variety of sectors, including non-commercial areas such as Hacking for Defense and for Diplomacy.

Participants validate that they have created a repeatable, scalable business model through the combination of experiential learning with the three building blocks of a successful lean startup: 

  • Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, 
  • Blank’s customer development model and 
  • Agile engineering.

Participants also receive support through one-on-one mentoring throughout and after the 10-12-week period to address challenges and start operations.

Our next Incubation Experience program will be in Fall 2020 – details and registration link coming soon!

Market Readiness Program is a go-to-market strategy development program for technology commercialization.

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