Idea to Prototype (I2P)
Idea to Prototype (I2P) is the first step towards viability for first-time entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. Our program helps you to form a strong foundation by arming you with the tools, framework, and structure to expand your idea and to acquire the validation you need. Move forward on your entrepreneurial journey with the mentorship, connections, and support of Grid110.
- Learn tools & strategies you can apply immediately.
- Accelerate ideas into action.
- Join a powerful community.
- Polished 2-Minute Pitch
- Viable Business Model
- Competitive Analysis
- Customer Discovery & Validation
- Revenue Funding Strategy
- Access Cross Campus DTLA for the duration of the program with a discounted rate extension.
- Gain direct feedback from leading innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, & advisors.
- Connect with the Grid110 network.
- Receive discounted or free attendance to Grid110 workshops & events.
- No cost, no equity taken
Applications Open: January 1
Applications Close: January 31
Interviews: February 5-14
Program Dates: March 5 - April 13
Pitch Date: April 26
Applications Open: April 2
Applications Close: May 4
Interviews: May 21-25
Program Dates: June 18 - July 27
Pitch Date: August 9
Applications Open: July 9
Applications Close: August 10
Interviews: August 27-31
Program Dates: September 24 - November 2
Pitch Date: November 15
*Dates are subject to change.
When and Where?
We host three programs per year - spring, summer, and fall. Sessions are held Monday and Thursday evenings at 7:00PM. All gatherings are hosted at Cross Campus located in Downtown LA.
What is the Weekly Commitment?
Each week consists of 2-4 hours of facilitated instruction and 2-5 hours working on deliverables. Weekly sessions last from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. There are weekly mentorship sessions and supplementary training that you can take advantage of. Like anything, you get out what you put in. This program is specifically designed to allow you to continue your day job while working on building your own business in a strategic and effective way.
How much does it cost to participate?
The program is free for all accepted companies. Companies must go through an application process to be eligible for this program. To add, Grid110 does not take equity in or provide funding to any I2P company.
Is the program focused on any thematic verticals?
I2P does not focus on any particular topics of themes. We welcome applications from any field, sector, or industry. Knowledge and skills taught and reviewed during the program are applicable and transferable to ideas form all sectors & industries.
Who are the Advisors of the program?
Mentors and advisors come from various fields and have many years experience. They will give you insights into multiple subjects including but not limited to lean business, rapid prototyping, branding, and much more.
Can My Whole team participate in the program?
As this program is focused on founders, only the founder and one additional co-founder are invited to participate in the weekly programming. If your team has more than two members, your team can rotate participating team members every week.
Do you have more questions?
Contact us with any further questions and we'll get back to you shortly!
Are you beyond the prototype stage and looking for more advanced support? Apply for our Residency Program.