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Looking for more ways to use your tech skills for good? Introducing the Build program, a semester-long product development cohort inspired by world-class accelerators and incubators.

As students ourselves, we know that it can be difficult to get an idea off the ground. That’s why we’re launching a new initiative to provide student entrepreneurs across the country access to a stipend, mentorship, and curriculum to help them turn their ideas into products.

Applications for our first Build cohort are currently closed. Please reach out to our team if you have any questions!

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What do participants get out of the program?
Participants get a semester’s worth of product development programming — you’ll learn about user research, product design, prototyping, and iterative testing. Additionally, we provide access to mentors in the civic technology space as well as a stipend and a community of aspiring social entrepreneurs.

What does the commitment look like?
We expect participants to contribute 5-7 hours a week to the program, which includes virtual check-in meetings, lectures, and working on your product.

Do I have to be a current student?
Yes, you must currently be enrolled in an accredited educational institution as either an undergraduate or graduate student.

Does the program require multiple teammates?
No, you can join individually or as a team. Individuals receive a stipend of $500 and teams receive a stipend of $1,000.

How many teams will be accepted?
Our first cohort will number between 4-5 teams.

Who are the mentors?
Our mentors are dedicated professionals in technology with experience in areas like user research and product management.