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IdeaLaunch

A learn-by-doing startup bootcamp designed for thinkers and doers.

What is IdeaLaunch?

IdeaLaunch is a learn-by-doing startup bootcamp designed for thinkers and doers to solve problems and turn ideas into potential businesses.

Who can participate?

IdeaLaunch is a free startup bootcamp open to all entrepreneurial minds across Houston—musicians, scientists, artists, engineers, business and creative minds—thinkers and doers who are ready to solve problems and turn ideas into potential businesses.

Participant & Program Overview

This virtual bootcamp takes place over two weeks. In the workshops, participants walk through a series of modules including team formation, customer discovery, and value propositions. Participants are expected to spend time talking to potential customers and developing key insights throughout the program.

Part A is a pre-requisite for Part B. Participants who successfully complete Part A will be invited back for additional training and mentoring in Part B.

When is it?

Opening Workshop
Tuesday, September 29 @ 4:00 – 6:30pm

 

Midpoint Workshop
Tuesday, October 6 @ 4:00 – 6:30pm

 

Closing Workshop
Tuesday, October 13 @ 4:00 – 6:30pm

 

*All workshops held virtually, and participants will be expected to schedule office hours with instructors between workshops.

Apply By September 20

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve rolling basis through Sunday, September 20 at 11:59pm.

Applications accepted on a first-come, first-serve rolling basis through Sunday, September 20 at 11:59pm. Preference is given to those with promising, scalable technologies and ideas, but individuals without ideas are also encouraged to apply. For questions, reach out to team@owlspark.com.