We recruit motivated individuals and surround
them with design, technology, business building and behavioral science experts.
We recruit talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with direct,
lived experiences in our focus areas,
and we work directly
alongside them for 18 months in an intense research, behavioral design, prototype,
sell, deployment, and fundraising process. At the end of 18 months, we expect
each of our entrepreneurs to have a product in-market making a difference in the world,
with capital to continue to grow far beyond the Venture Studio.
Market evaluation and prototype development.
Market validation (and product iteration) through initial sales.
Go to market + raise capital
Deploy initial product and raise external capital to grow the business.
We work with our entrepreneurs iteratively through a research, design,
prototype, sell, deployment, and fundraising process, roughly chunked
in three, six month long periods. We apply a behavioral science lens to collaboratively
identify business opportunities (we don't expect our entrepreneurs to join
the studio with a specific business idea), and focus on enterprise, value-based
Software as a Service as our vehicle to scale our impact. When evaluating opportunities
we ask, is there…
Pursuing opportunities with these three characteristics ensures we are actually
helping people achieve their desired goals, and allows us to make value based sales
to existing enterprises, while building technology to deliver that value,
powered by data, and informed by behavioral science. This makes our businesses
scalable, impactful and defensible.
Companies we’re working with today.
We’re accepting applications: Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
We're launching our first cohort of entrepreneurs at Ventures for Shared Prosperity,
part of the Shared Prosperity Catalyst. This cohort is focused
on improving the financial health and well-being of low and moderate
income people in America.