EMAIL SIGN-UP +

Stay up to date. Sign-up for our emails.

Design Residency: Ventures, our five-month, part-time program will provide you and a team member with customized coaching, tools, and financial support to scale and implement innovative and equity-centered solutions to DC’s most pressing educational challenges.

Key Dates:

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Final Decisions Announced: March 2021

> APPLY FOR DESIGN RESIDENCY

> FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What You Will Do

  • Design a pilot to test, adapt, and scale your solution
  • Develop a robust business plan for your venture
  • Build a network map of potential advisers, funders, and partners
  • Pitch your solution to a panel of experts

What You Will Get

  • Up to a $30,000 start-up grant
  • Dynamic workshops
  • Individualized coaching sessions
  • Custom support to develop a network of potential funders and partners

Who Should Apply

Entrepreneurs, educators, or education-adjacent professionals across Washington, DC who have:

  • Met our criteria
  • Identified, defined, and explored a problem and solution
  • Piloted or tested at least one aspect of their solution
  • A deep commitment to DC’s young people