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Idea TestLab

The Idea TestLab program, is designed to help early-stage startups figure out, as quickly as possible, the right thing to build that customers want and will pay for.

Participants in the program:

  • Meet for 4, 2-hours hands-on sessions
  • Get assistance in better understanding and articulating the problem/need and defining the target customer
  • Receive 24×7 access to the LaunchBox for the duration of the program

 

 

This program is best for individuals who have identified a problem (or idea) they want to work on, but have not yet systematically collected data to validate the problem/need and who has it.

KEY DATES:

Applications are open through September 14th at midnight.

MEETING DATES:

Sessions run from 6-8 PM on the following dates:

  • September 26th
  • October 3rd
  • October 10th
  • October 24th

 

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FastTrack Accelerator

The  FastTrack Accelerator program, is designed to help early-stage startups who have validated their idea to build a solution and test the market.

Participants in the program:

  • Meet for 15, 2-hours hands-on sessions
  • Receive weekly 1-on-1 coaching
  • Have 24×7 access to our facilities for 1 year, with team space in one of our dedicated team rooms
  • Have access to our extensive network of advisors and experts
  • Access to up to $3000 in funding for customer discovery for qualified teams

 

This program is best suited to teams who have gained some traction in validating their idea with actual customers.

KEY DATES:

Applications are open through October 19th at midnight

MEETING DATES:

Bootcamp runs from 6-8 PM on the following dates:

  • Nov 7th, 14th, 28th
  • Dec 5th
  • Jan 16th (Mentor Meetup), 23rd, 30th
  • Feb 6th, 13th, 20th
  • Mar 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Apr 3rd, 10th
  • Demo Day is Apr 17th
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