Are you a passionate and determined founder of a startup that is just getting revved up? Creative Startups Labs may be right for you!
Creative Startups Labs is for entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. During the intensive night and weekend four week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.
Upon program completion you will have:
- Explored the market landscape and customer needs you are pursuing
- Built a market entry strategy based on customer discovery and interaction
- Refined your initial product offering to meet customer demand
- Created a cash flow projection and timeline for operations
- Expanded your network with regional business leaders, investors, mentors
Application Open February 1, 2017
Application Close March 5, 2017
Program March 31 - April 22, 2017
Who should apply?
New Mexico entrepreneurs eager to grow a startup. (Sorry, Non-New Mexicans. Nothing personal, this program is in-person and would be hard to attend if you don't live here.)
Creative entrepreneurs with an idea, ready to take the next step to action.
Startups newly entering the marketplace.
Students planning a company launch.
Tell me about the application process.
Just like our Accelerator, Creative Startups LABS has a competitive application with limited space being offered. The application has easy questions that reveal the story behind your startup. Not only do we want to know about your creative business ideas and progress in building a company, but we want to know about you the entrepreneur.
Applications for Spring 2017 LABS are now closed. If you would like to know when the next round opens please fill out this short inquiry form and we will be in touch.
How much does the program cost and what does this fee cover?
The program costs $225 per person. The fee covers the course books, materials, supplies, and events.
Note that the 95% of the program is generously underwritten by grants from the City of Albuquerque, Small Business Association, New Mexico EPSCoR, Wells Fargo, Albuquerque Community Foundation, Albuquerque Mayors Prize, and the McCune Foundation. Without this support we have to charge each founder $4,500!
I'd like to find out more. Who can I talk to?
Please fill out this short inquiry form and we will get in touch.
When will Creative Startups LABS be held?
March 31 - April 22nd, 2017
Fridays 5:30 - 8pm
What topics will be covered?
Business concepts and strategy. Your vision, mission, customers and opportunity. MVP, sales pipeline, and much much more. We will spend time on your startup assessing the market landscape and how best to launch, grow, or pivot your idea.
We will also take fieldtrips to learn about the resources available locally for startups.