Overview

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 believe Singularity University has one of the few well-positioned incubators with solid management to execute the operations and help start-up companies reach their goals.”

How We Help

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:

  • Using AR and VR to help train teachers in student-centered learning techniques.
  • Using CRISPR to engineer viruses for good, combating antibiotic resistance.
  • Creating infrastructure and blockchain tools for the creation of local currencies to promote equity and strengthen communities​.
  • Building an AI platform to help smallholder farmers know more about their soil and increase their crop yields.

Meet Our Exponential Startups

Watch the videos below and be inspired by the stunning work SU Ventures startups are doing to create positive impact in the world.

Program Details

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!

  • Tailored sessions designed to help you integrate what you’ve learned.
  • Unparalleled access to our mentor and expert network and the chance to engage with key experts curated in advance based on your specific needs​.
  • Co-working space at SU and lodging within NASA Research Park in Moffett Field​.
  • Catered lunches during programming and weekly Family Dinners with engaging guest speakers from the SU network​.
  • Opportunities for long-term support via applying to SU Ventures to get your future startup fully integrated into our network.

The Incubator Journey

SU Incubator journey

Key Dates and Logistics

When, where, and how?

There are no new Incubators scheduled at this time. Please sign up to stay in the loop about SU Ventures and be notified when applications for the next Incubator are available.

If you’re interested in accelerating the growth of your startup to achieve global impact, check out our Global Startup Program.

Note to international individuals and startups:

You are not required to be a US citizen or US-based company in order to participate in the SU Incubator program.

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