LABS Pre-Accelerator: Fall 2018
Creative Startups Duluth is now accepting applications for first LABS cohort!
Creative Startups Duluth is the result of a cooperation between the University of Minnesota’s Duluth (UMD) and Minneapolis (UMTC) campuses, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Northland and the McKnight Foundations. UMD is home to the nation’s only undergraduate program in cultural entrepreneurship, and the City of Duluth is making a name for itself as an outdoor adventure destination and craft industry hub. In 2014, Outside Magazine named Duluth the Best Town in America for outdoor adventures. Duluth’s Lincoln Park Craft District is home to many new and exciting craft businesses, from softwoods manufacturing to cider production. The LABS program will be the new catalyst for launching more creative business in the region.
The participation fee for the LABS program in Duluth will be $125. This fee is waived if participants provide a 1-2 page letter of recommendation from a community leader, non-profit organization or business leader that is active in the creative economy.
2018 LABS - Important Dates
Applications Close: September 3, 2018
Cohort Announcement Event: Thursday, September 27
Meet the Teaching Team: Saturday, September 29
Onboarding: Week of October 1st
Classes: October 8th - November 5th, Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30-8pm (no class Wednesday Oct 31st)
LABS Expo: November 7, 2018 6pm