Idea to Incubation Program

Next Cohort to be Announced Soon

An intensive 11-week program designed to help young and growing startups scale sustainably. Through weekly learning labs, one-on-one coaching, and grants, participants will develop the processes they need to take their companies to the next level.

Program Overview

At Synergies Work, we believe that entrepreneurs with disabilities possess unique strengths and perspectives that can lead to groundbreaking ideas and innovative solutions. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our i2i Incubation Program, an 11-week intensive course designed to help young and growing startups owned and led by entrepreneurs with disabilities scale sustainably.

Our program provides participants with weekly Learning Labs with business leaders, personalized 1-on-1 coaching, and expert support from established entrepreneurs, legal consultants, accountants, and disability rights advocates. Participants will receive between 20-50 hours of support from our team to help them actively scale their businesses sustainably.

Through the i2i Incubation Program, participants will gain the essential skills and knowledge required to develop a sustainable business model and create a network of expert support from the business and disability communities. We’re proud to offer this program to spark the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs.

Program Benefits

Once you complete Synergies Work’s Idea to Incubation Program, you will be eligible to receive the following if applicable to your business:

You’ll also be enrolled in our Accelerator Program which provides access to the following:

Collage of diverse entrepreneurs

Program Schedule

Session 1:
TBD

Orientation
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 2:
TBD

Finding Your Purpose
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 3:
TBD

Nailing Your Niche
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 4:
TBD

Knowing Your Customer
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 5:
TBD

Building Your Brand
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 6:
TBD

Pricing Your Product
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 7:
TBD

Financial Fundamentals
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 8:
TBD

Legal, Benefits, & SSI
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 9:
TBD

Breaking into the Market
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 10:
TBD

Building a Team
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 11:
TBD

Expert Insights
12PM-2PM Eastern

Session 12:
TBD

Demo Day & Graduation
12PM-2PM Eastern

Application & Requirements

In order to participate in our Idea to Incubation program, please make sure you meet the following criteria.

All Synergies Work programs are offered at no-cost to participants through the support of our public and private partners.

It’s not magic, it’s not mysterious, and it has nothing to do with genes. It’s a discipline, and like any discipline, it can be learned.

Meet Our Past I2i Cohorts

I2i Cohort 1

Fall 2020

I2i Cohort 2

Spring 2021

I2i Cohort 3

Fall 2021

I2i Cohort 4

Spring 2022

I2i Cohort 5

Fall 2022