Immersion Program

The Immersion Program application deadline is approaching fast. Written applications are accepted until 5pm, August 9, 2013. Please click here for the Immersion Application. 

The completed application and supporting documentation should be emailed to Shintaro Kaido at skaido@i2E.org

Overview
The Immersion Program held in i2E’s Tulsa office invests up to $38,000 in non-dilutive capital (requires a $2,000 match from entrepreneur) to innovative startups in Oklahoma. i2E selects three to four startups per class, two classes per year. Each class goes through intensive Lean-based development with a goal to get follow-on funding.

Timeline
August 9, 2013 – Application deadline. Please click here for the Immersion Application.
August 27, 2013 – Announcement of Class II participants.
August 29, 2013 – Class II of the Immersion Program begins.

Design Requirements
  • Startups will apply the “build, measure, learn” methodology of Lean to their product and business model.
  • Startups will apply strategic planning best practices to customer development and opportunity validation.
  • Startups leverage the collective experience and intellectual capital of i2E staff, Venture Advisors and network of mentors.
  • Residential requirement. Tuesday/Thursday afternoons between 1pm and 5pm. Mandatory events attendance.
  • Startups must bring one ore more of the following: hardware/software development capability, intellectual property, or functioning proto-type.
  • Two or more founders strongly encouraged.
Outcomes Investment
  • Program Director provides hands-on support during the Program as CEO-in-Residence.
  • At the end of the Program, successful startups will have a functional MVP (minimum viable product) based on Program deliverables.
  • Residential requirement. Tuesday/Thursday afternoons between 1pm and 5pm. Mandatory events attendance.
  • Startups must bring one ore more of the following: hardware/software development capability, intellectual property, or functioning proto-type.
  • Two or more founders strongly encouraged.
Meet Class I    
     

For more information please contact Shintaro Kaido at 918-877-0451 or skaido@i2E.org