Evolution Program

The Evolution program is for early stage technology-based start-ups and candidates who want to apply to the Genesis Centre to become a client. It is an 8-week – three hour commitment weekly – intensive workshop to help entrepreneurs identify their markets and validate their idea. At the end of the 8 weeks, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to present their venture to an audience of approximately 100 industry professionals, investors, and other entrepreneurs at “Pitch & Pick”.

For information on the program and application process, please contact Liam Flanagan

Applications for Evolution’s fall 2018 cohort are now open! The program will run one night weekly from 6 to 9 p.m for eight weeks, starting September 26th, with a cost of $200 per participant. A light supper will be provided at each session. For more information visit our Evolution FAQ section. 

Apply for the fall cohort below. The deadline to apply is September 21st.

Evolution Schedule - Fall 2018


Week 1

General Program Overview & Target Segments
September 26, 2018 6-9PM

Week 2

Value Proposition Development
October 3, 2018 6-9PM


Customer Discovery with MCE
October 4, 2018 6:30-7:30PM

Week 3

Customer Relationship Management
October 10, 2018 6-9PM

Week 4

Validation Day
October 17, 2018 6-9PM


Marketing & Design Workshop w/Kurt Dunphy
October 23, 2018 11AM-1PM


Week 5

Channels & Revenue Streams - October 24, 2018 6-9PM

Week 6

Reality Check (Finance, Key Resources, etc.)
October 30 OR 31, 2018 6-9PM (Depending on participants’ concerns)


NRC Information Session with Peter Howell
November 1, 2018 12-1PM

Week 7

Pitch Training
November 7, 2018 6-9PM

Week 8

Pitch & Play (Try-outs for Pitch & Pick)
November 14, 2018 6-9PM

Pitch & Pick: TBD


Think the Evolution Program is right for you?

Here is some description text. Magña fábulas accusamus id mel, séd ñé muciús appellantur. Est ad offendit copíosae atomorum. Vix íd hinc nonumes, éu quí qúis fácer. Nobis iudico per an. Nam cu fastidii offendít. Hiñc mútat vim te. Mei melius aliqúam detraxít ád, eu éum tempór mnesarchúm. Sapieñtem euripidis usu et.