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Have you already completed the Wond’ry’s Ideator Program?

Have you found product-solution fit for your idea?

Are you ready to learn what it takes to launch a new venture?

About the Program

Builder provides a step-by-step guide for aspiring entrepreneurs (faculty, staff, and students) with a viable early stage idea to actually launch a new venture. Builder is the perfect next step for graduates of the Wond’ry Ideator program, entrepreneurs with a validated product, technology, or service that have already engaged in customer discovery efforts, found product-solution fit, and would like to learn how to launch a new non-profit or for-profit venture or pursue a licensing deal.


The Builder Program will begin in mid-February 2021 and conclude in mid-April. Each participant will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a group of investors, entrepreneurs, faculty members, and Wond’ry staff for potential microgrant funding and additional mentorship.

Time and Location

A determination about whether sessions will be held virtually or in-person during the spring semester will be made in December 2020.


Participants are required to attend all sessions of Builder if they want a chance to pitch.


Support for the creation of this program was provided via a Faculty Grant from VentureWell.

The Spring 2021 Cohort will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2021!

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

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