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Apply to the Creative >> Founder Lab

Have a creative idea for a business? Join the lab and discover the tools to turn your concept and skills into a successful venture.

Have a creative idea for a business? Join the lab and discover the tools to turn your concept and skills into a successful venture.

Many creatives like you have an idea for a business, but lack the skills, experts, and community to get it off the ground. We created this one-of-a-kind program to give you a chance to ideate, test, and develop a concept into a viable business.

Whether you are working on an idea centered on film, music, the arts, media, or virtual reality, this intensive gives you the initial skills you need to build a team, seek or develop financing, manage multiple projects, develop a marketing strategy, pitch your business, and more.

Over the eight weeks, and 16 course modules, the selected applicants also will have opportunities for group-study sessions, access to office hours with the Media Center’s Experts-in-Residence, and invitations to happy hours and other networking events.

All participants walk out of the program with an actionable business plan and a new network of leaders and up-and-comers in the worlds of media, tech, and entertainment.

Modules include:

How to Think and Behave Entrepreneurially
Instructor: Joshua Spodek. Professor at NYU; Columnist at INC

Project Management Strategy + Working with Developers
Instructor: Alex Bisker. Product, 18F

Game and Systems Thinking
Instructor: Nick Fortugno. Founder, Playmatics

Agile and Lean Product Development
Instructor: Jim Thomson. Product Manager, Pivotal Labs

More modules and instructors to be announced soon!

The application deadline is May 23.
Apply today! The first three participants receive early bird pricing.
The program will run from June 6 – July 29.

Participants will also have access to the Community Workspace at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. Find more information about the program and who is involved here.

Ready to take things up a notch? Apply here.