We work with change-makers from all backgrounds and industries to help turn your big ideas into reality. We offer the resources and teach the skills you need in order to map out a sustainable business or organization. Whether you have been building an invention, dreaming of starting a non-profit, or see a nagging problem that you know you could fix – this program will help you make it happen.
“The program helped me clarify every aspect of my business: marketing, messaging, business model, the benefits and methods of customer interviews, funding, etc. All of it was incredibly valuable. My original goal was to have confidence in what to do next (and not do) and this program helped me with that and more.” -Ideation Lab Graduate
“It’s clear that the tools I’ve learned about will help me as my business model continues to evolve. I am eternally grateful for the program and everyone in it.” – Ideation Lab Graduate
Who Should Apply?
You are a strong fit for this program if:
Equity and Diversity Statement
Ideation Lab’s dedication to promoting diversity in our teams includes a commitment to ensuring every cohort accurately reflects our community, welcoming folks of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races and ages, and actively creating space for marginalized change-makers and under-represented disciplines.
Application Screening Process
All applications will be evaluated against program criteria in the following steps:
The panel of reviewers will be provided a rubric to score applications against the following criteria.
Ideation Lab’s dedication to promoting diversity in our teams includes a commitment to ensuring every cohort accurately reflects our community, welcoming folks of all gender identities, sexual originations, races and ages, and actively creating space for marginalized change-makers and under-represented disciplines.
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