Economic Development

Through Startup


Smaller communities fall behind with limited or no infrastructure to support startups.


To help you convert your idea into a clearly defined business concept.

To help you decide if the idea is the one you should invest in or drop for a better one.

To help the early-stage entrepreneurs complete the ideating stages to become eligible for the next phase.

To help entrepreneurs drop ideas that are not feasible so that they don't waste their time, energy, and resources.

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Learn From Experts

7 Sessions
One session per weekend, total two months from idea to concept
Work on your own idea during the workshop with real examples
Access best tools and practices used by pros
Session 1 – Opportunity
Clearly define the opportunity and assess your knowledge about the opportunity to find out weak areas
Session 2 – Problem
Learn how to define a problem with clarity and build a solid foundation for your startup.

Session 3 – Solutions

Find out different ways how the problem can be solved for your customer to decide if your solution is a viable option.

Session 4 – Customer

Clearly define the your customer and competition.
Session 5 – Critical Factors
Know all the weak areas in your thinking to start addressing them one by one.
Session 6 – Your Story
An entrepreneur is a good story teller. Develop your story and start practicing it.
Session 7 – Team
Assess who do you need in your team and develop a plan to recruit your team.

Some of our successful incubates

About Ideagist

Ideagist is the world’s largest incubation platform, connecting 100s of communities around the world. Our incubated startups have won several awards, and have successfully raised funding.

Ideagist Global Virtual incubator offers a simple to follow process, access to entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and mentors. It helps you connect with other like-minded people world wide.

Ideagist does not take credit for the success of startups that have used our global platform, simply because Entrepreneurs are really the key to the success of their startups.

Application Process

Our application process is quite simple.

1st Step:
Simply fill out the short application.

2nd Step:
After initial review of your application, we will invite you for the 2nd round application or interview you over zoom.

3rd Step:
Welcome to the program, you have successfully completed the application process.

Cohort Starting

January 24, 2023

Application Deadline

January 24,  2023



Hassan Syed

Hassan Syed

Course Leader

Hassan Syed is the founder of, the largest digital incubation platform in the world, founding director of Minnesota Innovates, and founding director of the Institute for Innovators and Entrepreneurs at Hamline University Minnesota, USA.
Hassan is a five-star rated trainer that has trained over 10,000 people in off-line and on-line classrooms across the world, sharing his knowledge with technology professionals, economic development managers, incubation professionals, students, faculty, and innovation commercialization professionals. In this training course, Hassan shares his 37 years of experience in entrepreneurship, emerging technology research, technology development, and commercialization with real life examples.

Selection Criteria

  • Innovation in the idea
  • Experience of the entrepreneur
  • The commitment from the team
  • Team's ability to develop the MVP
  • Role of technology in the idea

Expression of  Intrest

It will take three minutes

Step 1 of 6
Have you already decided which idea will you work on or you have multiple ideas and still undecided.

Golden Tickets are provided to select university teachers and community leaders to reward innovative ideas. Golden Ticket will bypass our application process and give you a direct entry in the program.

Entry Pass allows entrepreneurs to bypass our initial assessment process and get them to the top of the line for 2nd assessment.