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The Mycelium Startup Venture Journey is the only accredited program providing the structure, accountability and community of support you need to bring your social entrepreneurship project to life.

Many incubators focus on raising capital, business modeling, and other key startup elements. What makes Mycelium unique is our focus on social change, personal development and access to a community of 100+ thought leaders and industry pros. 

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Our Startup Venture Journey was recently featured by the Huffington Post — click through to read more!


 Our curriculum weaves together 6 fundamental building blocks for startup entrepreneurs:

NARRATIVE + BRAND STORY   PROTOTYPING + TESTING ASSUMPTIONS NETWORK BUILDING             VALUE PROPOSITIONS + BUSINESS MODELING BRANDING + DESIGN   RAISING STARTUP CAPITAL 
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Through these building blocks, you will gain access to & knowledge in the following areas…

  • Venture Creation: Prototype, reflect, refine, rebuild. Bring your concept into the world with greater clarity, strategy, connections and confidence.

  • Human and Knowledge Capital: Learn from industry leaders. Gain access to and learn from/with leaders, professionals and experts while identifying and developing key skill sets specific to the work you’re bringing more deeply into the world.

  • Customized Learning: The Venture Journey meets you where you are. Whether you’ve just refined your concept on paper or if you’ve prototyped it and already raised some startup funds, the Journey will meet you where you are with the skills, connections and resources that are most relevant for you and your venture.

  • Living on Purpose: Not only will you learn foundational and cutting edge entrepreneurial tactics, frameworks and skills, but the Journey will support you in cultivating purpose, developing a systemic way of seeing the world, and building a life-long practice of intentionally designing your life in alignment with your values.

  • Developing Lenses and Tools For Systemic Change: Including race and class analysis, deconstructing oppressive social norms, co-creation with stakeholders, and understanding how business can be a leverage for internal and external social transformation.

  • A Community For Life: Join a Community of Changemakers. The Startup Venture Journey isn’t like taking a course. Once your Journey ends, your access to a community of thought leaders, industry pros and social change agents will continue to enrich your life and support your venture.

All this culminates in a pitch day where you’ll pitch your venture to potential advisors, funders, mentors and collaborators.

What else does the Startup Venture Journey include? 

SVJ-infographic-notitle-2Time investments can vary, but participants should expect to commit 10-15 hours a week for the 12 weeks of the Journey.
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The Startup Venture Journey is accredited via a partnership with Western State Colorado University.
You can receive 4 credit hours through WSCU for an additional cost of $500 ($125/credit).

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Are you an AmeriCorps alum? You can use your Segal Award to attend the Startup Venture Journey.
Contact us for details. 

Are you ready to build your dream?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does applying work?

1. Fill out the application! Admissions are rolling, so get yours in early.
2. We will reach out to you within two weeks of your submittal.
3. If we feel Mycelium could be a good fit, we’ll set up 1-2 interviews with you via phone, Skype, or in person.
4. Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot.

Our application window is open from March 24th – June 7th, with an early admissions deadline of May 7.
You will be informed of your admission by June 15th at the latest.

How much does it cost?

The total cost of the Startup Learning Journey is $4,900. Apply by May 7th and save $300!If you apply (and are accepted) with at least one other person, you could each save $400. Payment plans are also available.

Questions about finances?

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