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Are you a student entrepreneur looking to take the next steps with your idea for a startup, small business, nonprofit, or side hustle? Look no further!

The AddVenture Program is a free, 6-week pre-accelerator program meant to guide students through the earliest stages of venture-building, preparing them to be competitive applicants for accelerators, incubators, and pitch/business plan competitions during the school year.

The AddVenture program is hosted by Innov8MD, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting student entrepreneurs across Maryland, in partnership with entrepreneurial leaders from local colleges & universities.

Here's the lowdown:

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What's the Purpose?

What is a Pre-Accelerator? It's a program that helps you navigate the earliest stages of the venture-building process, with the goal of preparing you to either apply for accelerator programs or pitch/business plan competitions, or continue to build your venture on your own.

The focus of the program is helping students go from an idea or early prototype to a market-informed Minimum Viable Product. We will help you validate the problem you are solving, iterate on your product/solution, and create a go-to-market strategy, giving you a solid foundation to grow your venture going into the school year.

Here's What You'll Learn

How is it Structured?