Accelerator Program Curriculum
The Santa Fe Innovates curriculum is based on building scalable and socially responsible ventures. The curriculum combines standard GAN accelerator principles like customer discovery, business model generation, and iterative design with topics and skills-building opportunities specifically relevant to social enterprises. The curriculum uses information contained in the book Building a Successful Social Venture, research and insights from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, and experience from startup and entrepreneurship experts.
The accelerator program includes a weekly intensive (held each Saturday for eight weeks) where the cohort is fully immersed in learning about business and entrepreneurship and applying those teachings to building their own companies. The program also includes a dual mentorship feature where each cohort member is paired with two mentors for three months, access to coworking and meeting room spaces, cohort networking events, and culminates in a company demo day.