LABS is a high intensity Pre-Accelerator to move creative founders from idea or early revenue to business model and a path for growth. Built around 8 modules and the dynamic learning approach Creative Startups is well-known for, participants sprint through a dynamic and challenging program. Ideal applicants are entrepreneurs in creative sectors building disruptive solutions to challenging problems.
This year we launched a new LABS program in Duluth! Creative Startups was brought to Duluth through a dynamic cooperation between the University of Minnesota’s Duluth (UMD) and Minneapolis (UMTC) campuses and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Dedicated to the vision of becoming a hub of creative and cultural entrepreneurship that drives economic development across Minnesota and the Midwest, the mission of the leadership team is to launch creative businesses that strengthen the economic diversity of Minnesota's community.
Community partners include the American Indian Community Housing Organization, the Family Freedom Center, Fathers Rise Together, Integrative Re-Sources, and the Northland and the McKnight Foundations.
Want to know more about our past LABS cohorts? Check out all of our global startups on our Alumni Page.