What is micro-incubation?

A business incubator is a company that helps startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training, office space, networking and other resources. Generally,  it requires a large commitment in terms of time and resources.

“Micro” incubation is business incubation on a project basis. It comes from the rapid prototyping process borne out of design thinking and creative management methodologies. It is an ideal way to test proof of concepts, product ideas, teams, and services.

What is involved with joining Matagi Micro-Incubator

After they attend an in-person event, prospective members are invited to join the MATAGI mastermind through a Facebook closed group. Members provide feedback during development and as beta testers for current projects or just to provide general support to the community.

To remain in good standing members are expected to provide some collaborative feedback either on-line or during in-person events at least once a year. Members will have access to free on-line training and events.

All members are also invited to submit a project and/or participate on a project team.

Why would anyone do this?

People join MATAGI for different reasons.

Have you ever had a great idea that you didn’t have the time to develop, or perhaps you were missing a key bit of expertise, or just didn’t have the energy or encouragement – only to see years later that some other company or person doing that great idea? MATAGI is a way to see your ideas come to life!

Or perhaps you’ve just graduated from school and you’ve run into that classic Catch-22, where you can’t get the experience until you have experience. MATAGI is a way for you to get experience working with other collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental folks, who want you to succeed!

Perhaps you’ve had a hard time finding freelancers you want to work or you’re not getting the quality you need. MATAGI is a place for deep networking.

Perhaps you are looking to pivot or start a side gig, perhaps you just want to build up your confidence by practicing your [INSERT SKILL] here. Perhaps you want to get in on the ground floor of new ideas, give feedback on new products, practice your coaching skills. MATAGI provides a space to practice and grow!

There is a sort of magic that happens with creative people come together across disciplines. Possibilities open up, boundaries expand, and the impossible becomes reality.

Is there a cost to join?

For a limited time, you can join the MATAGI mastermind as a founding member at no monetary cost. Note there is a small cost to attend the meetups to re-coup costs.

In the future, there may be a nominal annual subscription fee, but the intention is for early adopters, i.e. you, not to be charged as long as you remain active. Membership includes:

  • Access to the MATAGI mastermind and experts that provide feedback on the micro incubator projects.
  • Access to all community resources, videos, e-books, and presentations.
  • Finally, members get access to an amazing community of artists, entrepreneurs, makers, techies, and big thinkers – with whom to cultivate and grow their ideas.

Members will also receive a discount for any premium training and coaching services offered.

Who can join?

MATAGI Members are expected to provide feedback and work collaboratively and abide by the code of conduct. MATAGI is an intentionally inclusive value-driven community. While many projects will result in profit, money is not the only motivation of these projects, and folks interested in joining simply to make money are encouraged not to.

How can I check this out?

The best way is to attend one of our local events which can be found at meetup.

How do I sign up?

Submission Guidelines are here.

 

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