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.
*Dates are subject to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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