The BIG Model: It's more than an Incubator
BIG is more than an incubator- it's a direct pathway into the innovation economy for women of color. The BIG process begins with START, an invite-only weekend of ideation, pitching, feedback and networking. From this weekend, we chose the cohort of the BIG Incubator. Our third cohort started February 2018.
Our evidence-based incubator model is divided into three parts: Customer Development, Product Development, and Company Development.
Customer Development moves ideas into potential companies, developing Product/Market fit through Customer Discovery, Business Model Canvas, and an Minimally Viable Product (MVP).
Product Development focuses on expanding the MVP into a working product with initial market traction with a focus on building a team.
Company Development focuses on your Company and what it needs: demonstrated growth, technology components, and legal, financial, investor, marketing structural elements.
The incubator culminates in a demo day, where members of the cohort demo their product/company to an audience of active investors, potential corporate partners, and community members.
Every successful entrepreneur is and has been supported by networks of mentors, advisors, experts, and personal friends. digitalundivided draws upon a vast network of 100+ mentors all committed to helping BIG founders succeed.
Click here to see the full list of BIG mentors.
BIG Cohort 2- 2017
BIG and FOCUS Fellow Alumni List (2012-2017)
The Create Daily
The Madam Network
Africa Act Now
Around The Way
Date My Apartment
Diversity MBA Prep
Feverish Ice Cream
My Brown Box
Paige and Paxton
Red Pump Project
Sign the Bottom Line