Moving from ground-breaking ideas to exponential startups
Innovators have a choice that greets them at the start of every day: They can choose to take an idea and run with it as far and fast as they can, or they can simply let it remain an idea forever. We choose to run, at SU Ventures, and we can help support you if you make that same choice.
In fact, moonshot companies need a lot of support to harness an idea and turn it into something tangible. Every day brings a new challenge, a new pain point, and a new chance to abandon it all for something safer. That’s where our incubator comes in. It’s the safety net that will give your idea a fighting chance to thrive. From leadership training for founders, to structure and foundation for companies, to a powerful ecosystem for innovation and execution, our incubator program nurtures and develops the startups that dare to turn a moonshot idea into a minimum viable product and ultimately a sustainable startup or nonprofit.
We turn thinking into doing
An intensive 10-week program, our incubator is designed to transform moonshot ideas into viable startups.
The SU Incubator provides the platform, network, structure, and guidance to empower these leaders to validate their ideas, build a team, experiment and prototype their MVP, and help them deliver exponential impact. The teams are challenged and held accountable for practical milestones and deliverables, with the majority of their time being spent leveraging Singularity University’s ecosystem to build their high-impact startups. The program culminates with a Demo Faire showcasing the startups and their innovative impact solutions.
For example, companies in our previous Incubator cohorts worked on:
Watch the videos below and be inspired by the stunning work SU Ventures startups are doing to create positive impact in the world.
What’s in it for me?
Mind-expanding content and workshops covering topics like problem and solution validation, future forecasting, rapid prototyping, legal structures, business fundamentals, sales, funding, and pitching. And more!
Spring Incubator: April 2 – May 18, 2018, at SU in Silicon Valley. The final 3 weeks, May 21 – June 3, are completed at home so you can get started!
Fall Incubator: September 4 – October 19, 2018, at SU in Silicon Valley. The final 3 weeks, October 22 – November 9, are completed at home so you can get started!
Applications for the Fall Incubator are open now and will close July 13, 2018. Apply before July 13 to secure your spot in the cohort starting September 4!
The program fee includes your lodging and most lunches, all program sessions and activities with your fellow participants and luminary faculty, and our proven tools and materials.
Lodging: Lodging will be provided for all program participants at SU HQ, located at NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, for 7 weeks of the program. The final 3 weeks are remote so you can get to work in your target market!
Food: Lunch will be served every day that there is programming, and snacks will be provided throughout. However, participants will be responsible for dinners, other than a weekly “Family Dinner” provided by SU.
You are not required to be a US citizen or US-based company in order to participate in the SU Incubator program.
We’re in search of the individuals and idea-stage startups ready and willing to rise to the opportunity and level-up their idea. SU Ventures is a global community of startups using exponential technologies to solve the world’s most difficult problems, and we specialize in providing entrepreneurs the support they need to build and lead sustainable companies in every one of our programs. For the Incubator program, come with a moonshot idea and leave with an expanded mindset, powerful network, and the tools and roadmap necessary to turn your vision into reality.
If you are a founder of an idea-stage startup or an individual with a moonshot idea, click below to apply. You can also win a seat through the Global Impact Challenge (GIC) program.
We’re always on the lookout for great mentors to work with our startups. If you’d like to work with one of these great companies, join our mentor program and share your expertise.