AIR Evolve is a six-month business incubator program designed for creative professionals who are striving to transform their passions, interests, and skills into a viable venture, project, or new life path. AIR’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.
Creative and business people alike, who are striving to transform their passions, interests, and skills into viable creative ventures.
The journey through AIR Evolve consists of eight in-person learning modules and one final presentation session. To support your development along the way, you will receive six personal sessions with an executive coach. You will also have access to an AIR Evolve online group, to seek and share resources with other participants between modules.
87% of AIR:Evolve™ participants report increased revenues
20% start new businesses
Participants will refine their venture using design thinking, the AIR venture canvas, and Lean Startup principles.
Prepare their venture for the real world by prototyping and conducting market research.
Access powerful and dynamic financial planning tools including budget, cash-flow and sales projection.
Participants share and learn from others’ experiences, goals, challenges, and successes – creating an ongoing “mastermind team” that provides feedback and direction after the class ends.
AIR is an empowering ecosystem
that provides artists, businesses
and communities the tools,
resources, and support to learn,
connect, and succeed.
AIR merges the creativity of the arts
with the innovation of business to
raise the value of arts and creativity
in all our communities.