idea to mvp

Idea to MVP is a Venn Garage entrepreneurship program designed for early stage companies that are looking to get their idea off the napkin and into the marketplace. With a mix of workshops, mentorship from our staff, residents, and subject matter experts, we'll walk you through how to better test and validate their startup idea, think like your customer, acquire early adopter customers, and prepare their startup team for successful entry into leading accelerators. 

There is a maximum of 10 spots per cohort, with the program running over a 12-week period. 

Upon successful completion of the program, participants may be offered subsized 24/7 access to a relaxed co-working space, wifi, meeting rooms, smartboards, and kitchen facilities for up to 6 months. 


- How to gather market intelligence.

- Financing

- Pitching/ storytelling



Session topics to be covered within the 12 weeks

- Lean Canvas Methodology

- Design thinking: 

- Customer validation

- Prototyping your MVP


*A schedule outlining times and dates of each session will be provided to those candidates accepted.




To apply for Venn Garage next intake period, please complete the application below.  If selected, we'll contact you to set up an interview time.  If you've applied and did not get in on your first attempt, we recommend you to apply again in the future as ideas and projects can evolve over time