MacStartups is a 10-week fully-immersive summer incubator program open to current Macalester students. Working in a team of 2-3, students spend the summer using their creativity and super-powers to tackle a problem they’re passionate about solving while connecting with the Twin Cities entrepreneurship community.
Date: Tuesday, May 29 – Friday, August 3, 2018
Location: On-campus (Participants must be able to work on campus during the whole program)
Stipend: $3000 per participant, on-campus housing, and $500 in project funding. (Note: if you live on campus, you will need to purchase a meal plan.)
Support: Each team will also be paired with an alumni mentor who has expertise relevant to their project. Students will engage with the innovator community in the Twin Cities by attending meetings and by hosting events on campus as well as by holding workshops.
Expectation: Teams will be selected based on their identification of the problem, creative solution, enthusiasm, and ability to work collaboratively. They are expected to develop the courage to take risks, learn methodologies and equip themselves with a toolkit, and work collaboratively with a cohort of fellow Mac students & integrate with the vibrant MSP innovator community.
Demo-Day: In early September, each team delivers a presentation about their achievement over summer to the audience. Teams are highly encouraged to keep working on the project and take advantage of their experiences for future.