You have an idea for a creative business.
Explore what you were born to create.
If you are a creative innovator who needs the business tools and tech insights to make your vision a reality,
this program is for you.
Intensive eight-week program, only $1,400.
The first 3 participants receive early bird pricing for only $1,200!
Media Center members get a special discounted price for this program.
Contact your Community Engagement team for more info.
20 spots available.
Apply today for the Creative >> Founder Lab!
Applications close on May 23, 2016.
Entrepreneurial Workshops >> How to Think and Behave Entrepreneurially >> Agile and Lean Methodology >> Vision and Strategy Statement Development >> Introduction to Design Thinking >> Game and Systems Thinking >> Defining customer segments and needs/understanding customer value >> Project Management Strategy + Working with Developers >> Building Your Brand from the Beginning >> Rapid Prototyping and Failing Fast >> Creating basic revenue forecast and cost budgets >> Growth strategies for early stage companies >> Creating a memorable pitch deck >> Public Speaking Intensive >> Growing and Leading Your Team Effectively >> What Investors are Looking For
Product Manager, Pivotal Labs
Jim Thomson is a product manager at Pivotal Labs, where he helps startups and large enterprise companies alike form great teams to build great digital products. Prior to his work at Pivotal, he was the first and only product manager at an early-stage health startup, and toured the country as a guitarist in the indie-rock band Le Loup.
Branding Strategist and Consultant
Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist and media personality who works with a range of individuals and businesses to help create compelling messaging that attracts an audience and drives business. A former senior editor at Martha Stewart, she’s also an in-demand speaker and recently delivered a TED talk at the largest TEDx event in the country on why to stop searching for your passion.
Co-Founder, We Love Numbers
Amron D’Silva is an experienced finance and investment professional with experience across accounting/finance, sell-side equity research and asset management. He is also an active angel investor and separately a founder of an angel group which invests globally. Amron is a co-founder of WE LOVE NUMBERS, which offers bookkeeping and accounting services to startups and small medium sized businesses.
Professor, NYU; Columnist, Inc.
Joshua Spodek has earned such praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (Forbes Magazine and ABC News) with success in such diverse fields as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education.
Alex Bisker works on the product team at 18F, a web development shop within the federal government; hacking bureaucracy through the creation of world-class digital products is a new found passion of hers. When she’s not crafting timelines or running half marathons, you’ll find her advocating for women in leadership and trying to get her two cats to take her seriously.
Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics, a game development company. Nick teaches game design and interactive narrative design at Parsons The New School of Design, and has participated in the construction of the school’s game design curriculum.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Made in NY Media Center by IFP?
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is a new kind of co-working space and exhibition venue designed to connect the next generation of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs through education, events and industry resources. We are building a community operating at the intersection of storytelling and technology, where visionaries, storytellers and entrepreneurs are working together to transform the creative process. The 20,000-square-foot facility in DUMBO features co-working spaces, a talent incubator, a 72-seat screening room, media arts gallery and café in addition to dedicated spaces for classes, conferences, meetings and tenancy.
What is the time commitment for the program?
The program will begin on June 6, and go through the week of July 27. Participants will meet weekly for classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. with additional office hours with Experts-in-Residence, study group sessions, happy hours, and other industry related networking events sprinkled throughout the week.
Who is this program for?
This program is envisioned for those who have the idea for a creative endeavor in the entrepreneurial realm that they believe has the potential to grow into a sustainable business model. From gamers, to filmmakers, content platforms, to multimedia journalists, this program is for you – those who are defining the future of the media.
What will this cost me and what will I have access to?
The lab costs $1,400 per participant.
The first three applicants receive early bird pricing at $1,200 per participant. Media Center members get a special discounted price after contacting their Community Engagement team. All participants have access to:
What are the deadlines and important dates?
Application deadline: May 23, 2016
Starting date: June 6, 2016
Closing night: July 27, 2016
For more information regarding the Creative >> Founder Lab or the application process, please email our Community Engagement team.