The 12-month Fellowship Incubator

The Entrepreneurial Lab at Parsons provides alumni of the SDS graduate programs and the DT graduate program the opportunity to realize their business projects in the different social design and tech sectors with benefits that include spaces, growth-supporting mentors, and a wide network of professionals. With partners focused on civic tech, social innovation, design, fabrication, and technology, the ELab supports Parsons startups around these industries.

 

Apply here by October 9th!

2015-16 Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab: 12 mo Fellowship Incubator Application - Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: October 9, 2015 Program Dates: November 15 2015 – November 14 2016 (subject to change) Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab bridges the gap between academic and applied practices. ELab brings students closer to the NYC design and entrepreneurial communities by redefining the post-graduate experience for a selected group of Parsons School of Design Strategies graduate students to help transition alumni from students to entrepreneurs. More: PARSONSELAB.COM

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We know this is a live document and that it will change, a lot, but we’d like to see how thought out this business idea is and your grasp of the basic business structure you envision.

Summarize the project’s background, development history, and your vision for its future, with particular focus on the project’s social purpose and potential impact, its economic feasibility, and its potential growth in the next 12 months.

Specify how your participation and involvement in the communities and networks of our partner spaces will help progress your project’s aims and support your personal and/or professional development. In addition, please note any additional sources of financial support or sponsorship that your project is receiving.

Additional questions

When did your project start and how long has it been running for?

Describe short and long term impact.

What stage is your project at and what were the main challenges?

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The 12-month Incubator Fellowship Program Benefits

  • Access to Mentorship/coaches
  • Mentor check-ins
  • Access to Network Partnerships
  • Network workshops
  • Elab tailored workshops
  • Pitch nights
  • Timetables + Benchmark Goals
  • Website + Resource library
  • Network discounts
  • Guest Speaker Talks
  • Alumni Connections

 

The Offerings

– A lease for seats at a partner’s coworking space within a specific sector that meets that specific startup’s needs including access to their network and programming within that community.

– Access to Elab friends with expertise in various sectors who are available to be mentor or coaches for up to 3hr scheduled quarterly check-ins.

– ELab sponsored programming such as workshops + pitch nights.

 

Fellows Giving Back

– The Elab intends to produce engaged successful entrepreneurs and one of the characteristics of a true entrepreneur is their shared value in the community, by giving back and networking. In our program, one of our strengths is in forging a tight community of fellows who support the mission of the Elab, because they have benefited most from its formation.

– Fellows give talks, assist in mentorship and development, and support the Elab. They are expected to stay connected to the Lab for a minimum of 3yrs.

– Fellows give 5 hours a week working on assisting the ELab in its daily operations, with tasks that range from social media to graphic design.

 

The Expectations

The ELab fellows will attend each mentor appointment agreed upon benchmarks, attend a minimum of 2 workshops, host 1 workshop, present a midway business and financial update, a final exit interview, and a business and financial presentation.

 

Workshops

  • Legal Structures: How to incorporate + Partnership agreements
  • Insurance: What do I need when
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping for startups
  • CRM software + customer acquisition plans
  • Pitching your business
  • Writing a business plan & Projecting my breakeven point
  • Funding Alternatives
  • Dolphin Tank (practice pitch night)
  • Taking your temp. Midway business presentations
  • Final Business presentations

 

Apply here by October 9th!

2015-16 Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab: 12 mo Fellowship Incubator Application - Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: October 9, 2015 Program Dates: November 15 2015 – November 14 2016 (subject to change) Parsons Entrepreneurial Lab bridges the gap between academic and applied practices. ELab brings students closer to the NYC design and entrepreneurial communities by redefining the post-graduate experience for a selected group of Parsons School of Design Strategies graduate students to help transition alumni from students to entrepreneurs. More: PARSONSELAB.COM

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Maximum size 10MB

Summarize your project in 500 characters

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We know this is a live document and that it will change, a lot, but we’d like to see how thought out this business idea is and your grasp of the basic business structure you envision.

Summarize the project’s background, development history, and your vision for its future, with particular focus on the project’s social purpose and potential impact, its economic feasibility, and its potential growth in the next 12 months.

Specify how your participation and involvement in the communities and networks of our partner spaces will help progress your project’s aims and support your personal and/or professional development. In addition, please note any additional sources of financial support or sponsorship that your project is receiving.

Additional questions

When did your project start and how long has it been running for?

Describe short and long term impact.

What stage is your project at and what were the main challenges?

Please wait...