Venture studio

SCADpro venture studio is a launchpad for new corporate creations. Student and alumni entrepreneurs are provided cutting-edge resources and guidance to discover new business models and deliver products or services to market. Through hands-on mentoring and real-world milestones, alumni establish successful, sustainable brands and businesses. SCADpro venture studio also manages an annual investment fund to support and fuel innovative ideas to market.

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Studio structure

Initiatives are scheduled to align with the SCAD academic calendar to take advantage of the technological and academic resources. Industry partners may sponsor at different levels with varying degrees of insight.

StartUp design challenge

Out-of-class competition

Facilitated by:
StartUp club and SCADpro Venture Studio director

Duration:
One week

Open to:
All SCAD students and disciplines

Assets:
Students own IP. Sponsoring partners deliver insights through presentation.

Scheduled during:

  • Fall quarter: September-November
  • Winter quarter: January-March
  • Spring quarter: March-May

StartUp bootcamp

Out-of-class workshop series

Facilitated by:
SCADpro Venture Studio director and select faculty

Duration:
10 weeks

Open to:
All SCAD students and disciplines

Assets:
Students and alumni own IP. Sponsoring partners deliver insights through presentation.

Scheduled during:

  • Fall quarter: September-November
  • Winter quarter: January-March
  • Spring quarter: March-May

SCADpro venture studio course

Class

Facilitated by:
Two lead faculty members

Duration:
10 weeks

Open to:
Select SCAD students and disciplines

Assets:
Students and alumni own IP. Sponsoring partners deliver insights through process book.

Scheduled during:

  • Fall quarter: September-November
  • Winter quarter: January-March
  • Spring quarter: March-May

Explore our SCADpro venture studio portfolio startups

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Bold Standard, SCADpro Venture Studio

Bold Standard

Jewelry
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Kin, SCADpro Venture Studio

Kin

Handbags and leather goods
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Snackpack, SCADpro Venture Studio

Snackpack

Multiplayer video games
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Halseo

'Battery Jam'
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Autoclave Visions

'Deus Mini'
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SCAD+ company Chroma_AR

Chroma_AR

Augmented reality experiences
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SCAD+ company Lot28

Lot28

Jewelry
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Kineticards

Kineticards
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Out There Entertainment

'TSA Frisky'