Program Date

May – July

Program Length

12 Weeks

Application Deadline

April 24

CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

The Business Model Validation Program will allow you to recognize the viability of your idea. By the end of the program, you will have an operating startup with potential early adopters.

The program is an intensive 12-week roadmap for early-stage startups that want to set a strong foundation for fast development guided towards success. Entrepreneurs, and their teams, will be able to recognize the viability of their business model with personalized coaching and feedback geared toward challenging assumptions and finding ways to validate them.

With a competitive framework, including elimination rounds, participants are continuously pushed to create their best work. This program is designed to accompany entrepreneurs in the early phases of building a startup by providing them with the tools, methodologies and knowledge necessary to succeed in this initial—and essential stage—of their development.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 co-founders.
  • Each co-founder should be available to work a total of 3 days/week each on their idea or problem (25h/week).
  • If one founder, 6 days/week will be needed.
  • An idea or problem that is feasible and that you are passionate about.

Ready to start your journey?

SPRING COHORT 2017 – APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 24

Testimonials

“District 3’s startup program is an innovator’s must. In 12 weeks, you’ll talk to more than 100 potential customers, pitch to experienced entrepreneurs, and connect with an inspiring community of like-minded founders. If you believe you have what it takes turn an idea into a viable business, the SUP is the challenge you’ve asked for.”

LOUIS-CHARLES CARRIER
LOUIS-CHARLES CARRIER

CO-FOUNDER OF WHITEFRAME

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“The startup program is like a boot camp for entrepreneurs, you are given the privilege to show other and yourself how strong you and your team are – by getting out into the real world and validating your ideas and sharing them with your classmates to be challenged and grow. It’s priceless and every entrepreneur should do it. No exceptions!”

KEVIN FERAH
KEVIN FERAH

CO-FOUNDER OF ADVISEAUTO

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 “You think you know what you do until you get to the startup program. District 3 helps you find the answers to build your dream.”

 PHILIPPE TARDIF-MICHAUD
PHILIPPE TARDIF-MICHAUD

CO-FOUNDER OF MOVING WALDO

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“District 3 helps you find the way to translate concepts into actions. By prioritizing experiential learning, it cultivates a spirit of experimentation, learning and decision making, all essential skills for the journey of entrepreneurship.”

Carolina Garcia Amatos
Carolina Garcia Amatos

Co-founder of Culture Creates

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