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Innovation Accelerator

Discover your hidden super-powers.

Develop them into sources of unrestricted revenue.

Meet funders & mentors who want to help you succeed.

 Paul Silva, keynoting the State of Entrepreneurship in the Pioneer Valley

Paul Silva, keynoting the State of Entrepreneurship in the Pioneer Valley

LI2's founder, Paul Silva, has had the privilege and joy to inspire thousands of people to innovate, help hundreds of startups launch, and guide numerous mature organizations to significantly increase their revenues. His alumni have, to date, created nearly one thousand jobs as well as tens of millions of dollars a year in new revenue, investment, and funding. 

Paul also co-founded Valley Venture Mentors, where he developed the curriculum at the heart of our accelerator. That curriculum proved pivotal in Valley Venture Mentors becoming recognized as one of the top 100 programs of its kind in the world.

Our network of foundation directors, angel investors, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and successful executives kindly advise, support, and sometimes even fund, our students' ventures.


Trainings

IdeaJam

Feeling light on innovative ideas? IdeaJam provides you a list of your organization's super powers (AKA assets, skills, and connections) and their potential for unrestricted revenue.

Half-day (1-6pm) | $250

 
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HitMaker

Unsure which of your ideas to enroll in the Accelerator? HitMaker gives you a rank ordering of all your ideas based on their potential and risks.

Two full day sessions (9am-6pm) | $750

 
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Customer Discovery

Before committing the significant resources to turn your idea into a full-fledged program you need to know there plenty of people ready to pay for the thing you wish to sell! The Customer Discovery training provides the tools, mentoring, and introductions you need to secure the evidence. 

Class meets every 2 weeks for 4 months from 1-5pm
$9500 - Needs-based scholarships available. Contact us to learn more.

 
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Funder-Ready

People want what you have to offer, but how do you turn that into a sustainable business? How will you fund the pilot?

In this class students graduate with a fleshed out business model, a plan for their pilot, and get to pitch to funders who, if impressed, will provide seed funding.    

Class meets every 2 weeks for 4 months from 1-5pm
$9500 - Needs-based scholarships available. Contact us to learn more.


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