Idea Stage

This 10-week Idea Stage Accelerator pushes you to validate and test your business idea by talking to stakeholders and potential customers and building a sustainable business plan. This program requires one evening a week for the program after business hours. Applications open Summer 2020.


About the Program

The focus of this accelerator is to help the entrepreneurial-minded validate their business idea, collect feedback from potential customers, determine a sustainable revenue model, and learn how to communicate effectively about their business. This accelerator is powered by CO.STARTERS, a nationally recognized curriculum supported by The Kauffman Foundation.

Idea Stage Accelerator
Cohort 13 applications open in Summer 2020

10 Week Program

Scholarships Available
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Program benefits


Through this program, you will be able to reach the following milestones:
  • Get critical feedback from potential customers  
  • Identify target market  
  • Determine how you can make money with your venture


Idea Stage




Startups Supported



Outside Funding Raised


Accelerator Graduates

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