Test your assumptions. Pilot your ideas. Refine your program model. Translate your ideas into action.
The LearnServe Incubator maximizes the impact of promising social ventures proposed by LearnServe Fellows and other youth social entrepreneurs in the DC area. The LearnServe Incubator introduces students to the Lean Startup entrepreneurship model. They engage in customer discovery, create a minimum viable product, reflect on program sustainability, and pitch for seed funding at a year-end business plan competition.
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The LearnServe Incubator is open to high school students at public, charter, and independent schools in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
The program meets every other week, September through April, on Monday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at metro accessible locations. We alternate between Deep Dive Sessions to learn and apply the key elements of the Lean Startup model to students’ social ventures, and Site Visits to local innovative companies and social enterprises.
The LearnServe Incubator requires a non-refundable enrollment fee of $500.00 to be paid once accepted into the program. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information email our Programs Manager Alessandra Clará.