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INTRODUCING THE UN.INCUBATOR
As more people decide to venture down the start-up path every day, resources, accelerators, and communities spring up to help them. For a city that prides itself on being weird, a typical journey through our current system in Austin often allows for nothing but a cookie cutter experience, a strict set of parameters, a tight maze to navigate, and a narrow notion of success. There are myriad people who have been shut out of this current system, including filmmakers, musicians, artists, women, minorities, and social entrepreneurs who value sustainability over a narrow version of profitability. We believe that it's time for a new approach. It's time to provide creators and innovators with the nourishing, supportive, co-creating space and network they need to develop their ideas, launch their ventures and have a sustaining career.
We're accepting applications for the January 2017 cohorts:
Filmmakers, musicians, artists and other creatives eager to bring their ideas to life in a nourishing collaborative program.
Women in Impact
Women founders of social impact concepts, at any stage, looking for the support they need to bring their idea to life.
Meet the Founding Cohort, now in session.
The Un.Incubator Structure
We understand that starting something takes time, and sometimes you need to digest, reconnect, and get some perspective before proceeding. The Un.Incubator's unique flow allows you to come into the program, get what you need, and take a break when it makes sense for you and your business.
Each curriculum stage is formatted to fit within a three-month block. One month is devoted to workshops, educational opportunities, and collaborating with your fellow creators. The following two-months are designed to allow you to be connected to the community, work with mentors, refine your ideas, and give you much needed space for your body and mind to get in sync.
You have a burning ember inside, although you may be at shifting stages of illumination around what that spark is. The idea phase is about peeling back the layers and discovering how you make your impact. With guided workshops around clarifying what fuels you, distilling the problem you are aiming to solve, and learning to fail fast and repeat, this phase is designed to help you take that idea from a spark to a values-based framework for what's to come. This phase is also designed to help you as you help others venture down this path.
Your idea is solid. Now, what? It's time to put pen to paper and lay out a structure, bring in some accountability, schedule a few deadlines. It's also time to define your audience, create a brand and story, and find creative collaborators to help you bring your idea to life. The identity phase gives you the time and space to capitalize on the momentum you've built around your idea, and grow your community of supporters, advisors, and collaborators.
You've gone to market. Congrats! Now comes the reality check. You've also realized that you need to adjust your product or service to serve your audience more completely or redefine who your audience is. This phase is about reconciling what you've learned, and adapting to that change in ways that help you sell and market your business over the long haul. Is what you are doing, or selling, valuable? Do you truly know who values it?
Each 3-month session of the Un.Incubator is $600, payable monthly in $200 increments. Here's what's included in each 3-month block.
3 months of coworking
Come as you are. Work & collaborate anytime for 3 months at our Hyde Park coworking space!
Designed to fit you at three different stages of your business: IDEA, IDENTITY & SUSTAINABILITY. Each stage is 3-months long.
Access to mentors
We believe that to create a sustainable career, your business needs to align with your passions, values, and who you are at your core. You'll benefit from guided workshops that help you keep your business in sync with you at every stage. Experience these workshops alongside your fellow-Un.Incubatees.
We believe in relationships with mentors who walk alongside you every step of the way. Our mentors come from a variety of disciplines and have a breadth of business experience across many functional areas. From coaches to wellness experts to operations, marketing, and financial gurus, you'll never journey alone.
WeLLNESS AND LONGEVITY
A SAFE & CONFIDENTIAL SPACE TO CREATE
We believe that success in the social impact space means a long career, and that means focus on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Our partnership with ICF provides you access to certified coaches and the opportunity to work through barriers along the path.
We believe in the importance of not feeling like you are in this alone. It is essential to regularly check in with trusted collaborators, partners, and fellow-Un.Incubatees along the way. Great businesses aren't created in a vacuum; differing perspectives help you continually hone and vet your approach.