Startup Innovation Workshop

Unleash the Power of your Idea! ILT Academy is offering a 2 hour interactive, immersive virtual workshop where participants (of any age) learn and practice the processes and techniques to define and refine an idea’s core problem, solution, customer, and the potential opportunities surrounding that idea.
Most good ideas do not come fully formed. Even the best ideas need to be iterated, explored, and refined before they have a chance at becoming great business ideas. There is a process that can be taught and practiced to sharpen an idea–taking it from good, to better, and then to great.


Duration: 2-hours

Sessions: 1

*Program cost is FREE
**Limited spots available

Upcoming Workshops


Bemidji, MN
West Central, MN
Itasca, MN
West Central, MN
Bemidji, MN
Itasca, MN
West Central, MN


July 14, 2021
July 21, 2021
July 29, 2021
August 6, 2021
August 19, 2021
October 27, 2021
October 28, 2021


11am – 2pm
11:30am – 1:30pm
11:30am – 1:30pm
11am – 2pm
4pm – 6pm
Virtual Workshop

“We are excited to partner with ILT Academy to support more entrepreneurs in West Central Minnesota.”

Patti Gartland
President of Greater St. Cloud Development Corp.

West Central Virtual 2021 - sponsors

Program Details

This workshop will expand your innovation skills, and teach you new methods to help formalize your ideas through an interactive class experience.

Participants will:

· Learn to assess/ refine and articulate their business idea

· Learn/practice collaboration and innovation processes

· Interact with others to help refine ideas

· Be able to explain their idea in a problem/solution format

· Create an initial 1-page Problem/Solution/Customer/ Unique Value document to support

Start the next steps in your startup adventure!

Session Location //
Online (virtual meetings)

How much does this program cost?
The program is *FREE* to all participants. The program is subsidized through the generous sponsors above.

Who should apply?
Participants do not need any startup experience nor a fully formed idea for a startup — just motivation and grit. The Startup Innovation Workshop will build startup skills as participants work on their business ideas.

Am I eligible to apply to the program?
Priority will be given to founders and startups based in Minnesota. There are a limited number of seats available; the acceptance rate will be very competitive. However, if there are additional spaces, the program will consider participants outside the priority areas. We encourage you to apply regardless of your current location.

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Co-Founders // Allison Borum (CEO) & Abby Henstein (COO)

“Having ILT Academy’s support in our business has been a great experience for Virtuwoof. We have gained so much useful knowledge we’re able to directly apply to our business strategy. The activities we completed built up our confidence and were critical to our success in launching our first startup!”

Allison Borum
Co-Founder and CEO, Virtuwoof

“ILT Academy helped me launch a successful start-up.”

Dieumerci Christel
Founder and CEO, Enlight


Founder // Dieumerci Christel (CEO)

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