About the IN2 LINKubator

IN2, a community idea incubator and shared creation space located at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, is piloting two co-working cohorts of Fox Valley area startups.  Shared space is available starting in mid January 2017 for two different cohorts:  tech-enabled and non-profit.  Startup teams of 1-3 people have the opportunity to LINK their startup to the IN2 network of collaborators and utilize IN2 resources (facility wi-fi, cafe, copier, access to IN2 interns, access to mentors and idea baristas and shared workspace M-F from 8:30 am - 4 pm) to grow your startup. Deadline to apply is January 3, 2017 at Noon. Startups chosen may work out of IN2 (located on the IMSA campus at 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL. 60506) starting January 16, 2017 through June 3, 2017. Accepted startups will be notified on or before January 10, 2017; an all-in fee of $500 per person is expected (partial or full payment) after acceptance. Questions should be directed to Britta McKenna, IMSA Chief Innovation Officer, at bmckenna@imsa.edu.

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Personal info

Your first name *

Your last name *

Mobile phone number *

ZIP code *

About your startup

Company name *

Your startup type is... *

Your startup is... *

What stage is your startup in? *

What are your current barriers to success?

The mission of IMSA, the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratory for imagination and inquiry, is to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Please provide a brief description of how your startup is advancing the human condition. *

How do you think being accepted into IN2 will help your startup? *

Where are you working from now? *

What is your business model? *

About your team

Tell us about yourself and your team

How many members of your team will be working at IN2? *

What excites you about IN2 and the possibility of co-working here? *

With what frequency do you plan to utilize the space in hours per day and days per week? *

What are the names and roles of your team members that will be working at IN2? Are they full time or part time? *

What milestones do you plan to accomplish by June 2017? *

Cohort members are expected to pay $500 per member. Are you able to meet this expectation? *

What other arrangements or value will you offer in lieu of financial contribution? *

Please provide URL links to any/all of the following:  (LinkedIn page, video, website)

You and IN2

How did you hear about IN2 and this opportunity?

What services are you interested in at IN2? *

What types of content workshops or training will you find helpful? *

Why is your startup a good fit for IN2? *

IN2 STEM co-working hours will be 8:30 am to 4 pm on M, T, Th, F.  Wednesdays are IMSA “I” days where many students are interning and working on projects.  Coworking is encouraged and interaction with our students as well.  

How do you imagine working with our IMSA students? (Interns are available on most Wednesdays) *

Would a future cohort working M-Th, 4-9 pm be appealing to you? *

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