Evolution Program

Evolution is Genesis’ pre-incubator program. It is an 8-week intensive program designed for early stage technology start-ups. With experiential learning at the core of the program, Evolution immerses entrepreneurs to engage their potential customers, while receiving mentorship from Genesis’ extensive advisor network. The program helps entrepreneurs quickly identify their markets, validate their idea, and find Problem Solution Fit.

Evolution will help you learn the following topics:

  • Lean start-up methodology

  • Business Model Canvas

  • Value Proposition Canvas

Pitch & Pick

The program culminates with the program’s pitch event, Pitch & Pick. Selected start-ups from the Evolution cohort will have the opportunity to present their business idea to a live audience, which includes industry professionals, investors, public sector funders and other entrepreneurs. Pitch & Pick has been instrumental in creating meaningful connections, as well as exposure for start-ups selected to pitch.

The Evolution program is for start-ups who:

  • Are technology-based

  • Have less than $1M in annual revenues

  • Have yet to develop a minimum viable product

Evolution occurs three times per year, starting in January, June, and October. Evolution is the first step to joining Genesis' flagship incubator, Enterprise.


Applications are now open for Evolution’s fall cohort. The program will be starting in September 2019. For more information please contact Alex Batten or to click below to apply