Validation Program

Validate your Idea & Business Model

Deadline: September 3

Did you know that 50% of startups fail because they built a product that doesn’t meet their customers’ needs? This three-month intensive will help you validate your business model and learn the necessary competencies  you need to build a scalable company with global impact. 

What You Gain

Our team of experts and coaches will eliminate the guesswork and teach you the frameworks to understand your market and customers. By the end of the program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and network to build a viable business. We take no equity and your intellectual property remains your own.

Workshops to build your knowledge and skills
1-on-1 with experts
Community peer sessions
Networking events
State-of-the-art workspace & labs

The Validation program helped us develop the foundation of our business training. Through iterative approaches and various resources, we turned our ideas and science into tangible products.

Ibrahim Kays, PhD, Co-Founders of Geneboost

Our Program

Cohort-Based Learning

An immersive program that pushes you to test your assumptions in the market and build your business models, learning and sharing with your peers.

Expert Support

Startups gain access to experts and the most relevant knowledge to acquire the necessary competencies to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Community Access

Through exclusive events and networking opportunities, founders grow their network, finding the right people to help accelerate their startup. 

Meet the Team


What is the eligibility criteria for the Validation Program?

An idea that leverages emerging technologies or an innovative business model; two co-founders;  a commitment of 25 hours per week.

What is the deadline for applications? When would I receive an answer?

The deadline to join the Fall 2020 Cohort is September 3, 2020. Note that it may take up to 2 weeks after you submitted an application to receive a response. We will notify you whether your application has been accepted or rejected. Upon completion of the Validation program, you will be immediately eligible to apply to join District 3’s Launch and Grow program.

How long is the program?

The Validation program is 12 weeks long. 

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