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Become a Member
Our Primary Membership features two distinct program streams, the Startup Stream and Experimental Stream.
Best suited for undergraduate or graduate students who are looking to build their resumés and gain experience working in an entrepreneurial environment.
To nurture the next generation of design-driven entrepreneurs, inventors and artists, the Zone sets them up for success through networking, mentorship, workshops, strategic partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaborations. It also provides access to traditional and digital fabrication technologies so that members can prototype and evaluate their designs.
The Zone offers two distinct program streams. The Start-up Stream supports entrepreneurs who address problems in various industries and fields by incubating early-stage ventures as they begin their journey toward commercialization. The Experimental Stream enables emerging designers to pursue stand-alone built projects and installations that engage, provoke and inspire.
Hands-on training and design fabrication experience within a creative entrepreneurial environment.
State-of-the-art digital and traditional fabrication technologies and space to assemble large projects.
Mentorship and coaching from industry experts, thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs and artists.
Networking opportunities to build connections with industry, form partnerships and prepare for a career.
Experiential learning through workshops, design charrettes, competitions and access to accredited professional designers.
Access to industry, government and institutional grants, funding and awards.