Groundwork Labs

Groundwork Labs is an intensive accelerator program for founders developing an idea or product that needs validation through customer discovery.

Groundwork Labs is:

Coaching: We have a volunteer network of more than 75 of the Triangle’s best mentors, advisors, and speakers who provide hands-on guidance on every aspect of your startup

Community: You will work alongside other outstanding founders and learn from each other, as well as make connections to potential customers, partners, and investors – our network is perhaps our most powerful asset.

Structure: We help you focus your energies and time on the most important actions necessary to accomplish your next company goal.

The 12 week program typically begins in January and September, with applications opening in October and July.




Program Details

Teams come into Groundwork at different stages with different needs. Groundwork is not a curriculum that everyone marches to, but a structure to help each individual team move to their next goal.

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Who is Groundwork Labs for?

We seek committed founders who have a gap that our program can help fill

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After Hours Program

Groundwork Labs After Hours is a mini version of our regular Groundwork Labs program. Business schools offer an “evening MBA” for those working full time - think of this as an evening entrepreneurial experience.

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