IDEAWorks

Unleashing Companies
 

You set the pace, we provide the contacts, tools, and resources.

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Program Fit


Who  is  eligible? 

Your company has traction with customers. Your customers are either paying for your product/service or they are using your product/service without payment for testing purposes.

You could be a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned entrepreneur that has experienced the ups and downs of startup life. You have a healthy amount of business experience at small, medium, or large businesses and understand the fundamentals of successful companies.

You may have goals for your company that include rapid growth, developing it as a side hustle, or anything in between. You are seeking assistance on how best to grow your business.

You may be located out of your home, an area co-working space or other office location. If you are looking for a space to call home, we also offer professional office space. All members have access to our open collaboration room for access to members and visiting entrepreneurs. 

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The Value We Offer

The program runs for up to twenty-four (24) months, yet we find most companies need little more than twelve (12). We use three popular frameworks as a starting point: Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, and the Entrepreneurial Operating System to help focus your efforts on big impact items like getting valuable customer feedback, marketing to the right customer and planning your cost and pricing structure for growth. You, the entrepreneur, decide how or if to incorporate all or parts of each framework into your business efforts. We hold you accountable for achieving your goals and help you develop key performance indicators (KPIs). 

To help you determine which framework(s) are the best fit and to guide you through various challenges your company will face, you have access to our Connections Platform, which puts you in contact with subject matter experts who translate advice into actionable items. We supplement these connections with access to various resources to enhance your business knowledge and propel your company forward.

 

Meeting
Space


You have free access to professional meeting spaces for all situations including one-on-ones, team meetings or larger events. Check our Available Rooms and reserve online.

 

Connections
Platform


Entrepreneurs who want to do big things need help. Not an expert in all areas of business? No problem. We connect you with people that help drive your business forward. Subject matter experts for specifics, mentors for guidance and entrepreneurs-in-residence to help translate advice into actions.

 

Whiteboard
Sessions


Tap into your personal think tank to help solve some of your startup's biggest challenges. Fellow IDEA Works members, Accelerate DFW directors, board members, and other experts are on tap to help. Sessions are interactive and fun while generating solutions in a short session. 

 

Hands-on
Workshops


Not for the faint of heart, these deep dive workshops create actionable items for your business. Building a strategic marketing plan, a pricing structure, building your pitch deck or creating your bare bones financials. Workshops in a four-hour format over lunch to get things built.

 

Making
Connections


Connections matter. As an organization that supports entrepreneurs, we have forged relationships with industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other resource providers within our community and beyond. We will help you access those relationships as well.

 

Accelerate DFW
Events


Discounts on tickets and VIP access to events for which Accelerate DFW is an organizer or sponsor.

Pricing


The  Program & Office  Space

Membership*

Program Costs:

$450 per month

Office Space (If Needed)*

Rent:

$150 per month

Deposit:

$1,000 Refundable

Deposit required as well as general liability renters insurance.

*Three (3) month commitment required.