The SELL Incubator is an 8-week program designed to help student-run social businesses test and develop products to reach MVP stage.
Incubator fellows are guided through the product testing and development process – iterating proof-of-concepts and prototypes to ultimately reach Minimum Viable Product stage.
Incubator workshops, where SELL curriculum is taught, are twice per week for two hours each. The workshops are broken down into the following categories: Enterprise, Product, and Launch. First, fellows learn the practices and business fundamentals needed to build out an idea into a sustainable enterprise. Alongside building a fellow’s entrepreneurial acumen, they learn the essential principles of product design and development needed to build out Proof-of-Concepts, prototypes, and MVPs. Then, fellows are introduced to the tools and experiences that are common components of launching early-stage ventures.
In the spring, Incubator workshops are Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM. In the Fall, Incubator workshops are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM.
Breakout Sessions consist of three different types of one on one meetings. The three types of Breakout Sessions are:
- Navigation Sessions: hour-long meetings for personal development with a SELL Officer or Executive Board member.
- Development Sessions: hour-long check-ins with the Ideator Fellow Development Lead to go over where Junior Fellows are in the SELL curriculum.
- Mentorship Sessions: meetings with external SELL partners and alumni to help Junior Fellows learn about the entrepreneurial world outside of SELL and receive further guidance.
Breakout Sessions provide Junior Fellows with an opportunity to gain individualized guidance and mentorship from an experienced SELL Executive or Officer Board Members or Community Mentors.
Multiple networking events entitles Changemakers Connect, are held to help SELL Junior Fellows find potential team members and co-founders to add to their growing social businesses.