Business Planning Guide
The IDEA Business Planning Guide is a valuable tool ventures can use to help them outline their plans. The Guide maps out each step ventures need to take in order for their idea to mature. Learn more
Coaching & Mentoring
Coaches are motivated undergraduate and graduate students trained to guide ventures through the business planning process. Mentors are experienced industry professionals who work with Coaches to further help ventures build an effective plan. Learn more
The Prototype Fund is a competition that awards up to (5) $1,000 grants to promising prototype concepts 7 times per year. You don’t need to be an IDEA venture to apply. Learn more
The IDEA Gap Fund is a monthly process that awards funding to ventures. The Fund commits up to $10,000 in capital to qualified ventures according to their identified capital requirements. Learn more
IDEA works closely with a number of different companies to provide in-kind services to our ventures.
These strategic partnerships help ventures accelerate rapidly as resources are provided.
IDEA developed an Investor Network to help ventures obtain external funding. When ventures are ready to seek outside funding, we tap into this network and make introductions. To discuss this process further, please contact IDEA’s CEO or Entrepreneur in Residence. Learn more
Partnerships & Relationships
In order to help our ventures grow in and outside of the Northeastern Community we have established relationships with these companies and programs. Learn more
Does your venture need a co-founder or other skilled people? Search for developers, designers, marketers, and others to join your venture. Team Builder helps you fill in the gaps of your team.
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