FacilitatorAIR Institute
TypeOnline & Onsite Course
Price$ varies by location

Evolve Resources

Upcoming Evolve Courses

Created on Oct 19, 2016
In just a few months you will be prepared to launch your creative venture and succeed.

AIR Evolve is a flexible, multi-month, business incubator program designed to transform passions, interests, and skills into a viable venture, project, or new life path. Evolve’s approach is nontraditional and performance-based, where success is not what you learn, but your capability to launch your venture. If you are committed, you will leave AIR Evolve with the know-how and tools to successfully plan, build, and run your business venture. Your business skills will include planning and design, financial modeling, marketing, staffing, and resource development.

This six-month program guides people through the process of developing and launching their own creative ventures. Small classes, from all walks of life, focus on practical business tools and individual coaching sessions provide additional feedback and motivation.

Evolve materials include a 230 page participant guide, fillable worksheets and forms from the participant guide, links to all teaching materials and additional resources curated for quick reference, and videos of the Evolve class presentations. You can experience an Evolve class by clicking on the Free Preview below. We’ve provided a sample class – including videos of all the in-class lectures – for you to see if Evolve is right for you and your community.

Section 1CLASS One: Mission & Vision
Lecture 1Free Preview

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Mission & Vision

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Agenda

Introductions, Overview, & Project Pitching – 75 minutes

Break – 10 minutes

Mission Statement – 35 minutes

Vision Statement – 40 minutes

Venture Description Preview and Homework – 15 minutes

Evaluation – 5 minutes

Fillable Workbook Resources

Participants can download fillable versions of these files.

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Presentation Videos

Additional Resources

TIM BROWN URGES DESIGNERS TO THINK BIG

Tim Brown says the design profession has a bigger role...
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PRESS, PAUSE, PLAY

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity...
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BOOK: THE LEAN START UP

The Movement That is Transforming How New Products are Built...
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BOOK – CHANGE BY DESIGN

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shows how the techniques and...
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Why the Lean Start Up Changes Everything

Great article from the Harvard Business Review that explains why...
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AC4D Design Library

The Austin Center For Design has a good library of...
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One Stitch Closer – Veronica Scott

The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused...
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Start With Why – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek has a following from his many Ted talks...
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Mission Statement – Weird Al

Weird Al Yankovic is known for his parodies of popular...
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Stigma Stains – Jennifer Ivanovic

Jennifer Ivanovic is a leading artist in the current wave...
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Lecture 2Introductions, Overview, Project Pitching
Lecture 3Mission Statement
Lecture 4Vision Statement
Lecture 5Venture Description Preview & Homework
Section 2Class Two: Venture Description & Market Analysis
Lecture 6Venture Description
Lecture 7Benefits & Value Proposition
Lecture 8Market Identification & Analysis
Lecture 9Context Preview & Coaching
Lecture 10
Section 3CLASS Three: RESEARCH TOOLS, GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Lecture 11Context
Lecture 12Research
Lecture 13Goals & Objectives
Lecture 14Prototyping Preview
Section 4CLASS Four: PROTOTYPING
Lecture 15Introduction to Prototyping
Lecture 16Design Your Prototype
Lecture 17Prototype Pitch
Section 5CLASS Five: Money, Money, Money
Lecture 18Money, Beliefs, & Attitudes
Lecture 19Building Your Financial Story
Lecture 20Venture Financials
Lecture 21Licensing
Section 6CLASS Six: PROJECT MANAGEMENT & TEAM FORMATION
Lecture 22Self Assessment: Know Thyself!
Lecture 23Project & Time Management
Lecture 24Team Formation
Lecture 25Mastermind Teams
Lecture 26Self Care
Section 7Class Seven: Pivots & Marketing Strategy
Lecture 27Pivots
Lecture 28Marketing Strategy
Lecture 29Sales Strategy
Lecture 30Presentation Preparation
Section 8Class Eight: Presentation Skills
Lecture 31Venture Canvas Check-in
Lecture 32Presentation Skills
Lecture 33Presentation Preparation
Section 9Class Nine: VENTURE PRESENTATIONS