Using the lean startup methodology, customer discovery and development process, and experiential learning, we will cover the following topics:

• Customer Discovery

• Customer Development

• Communications

• Finance

• Culture

• Business Modeling

• Operations

• Branding and Marketing

• Sales

• Talent Management

IgniteU NY offers a unique nine-week summer accelerator program for entrepreneurs. The experiential program incorporates aspects of the lean startup methodology and adds general business development and startup education.

We are looking for startups who have a proof of concept and a validated business model that describes their customer segments and value propositions.

Our accelerator program, along with all of the other IgniteU initiatives, puts an emphasis on engaging in the community and building relationships.