SURGE Boostcamp

Applications open on a rolling basis


A mentor-driven,  “proof of concept” program that will help you: 
  • Identify your true target market
  • Get valuable input from your customers
  • De-risk your business
  • Build a solution that the marketplace wants
  • Get a framework, accountability, coaching to keep you focused and on track


Founders of product and/or technology startups who are looking to rapidly test ideas
by gathering customer feedback.


Applications open on a rolling basis. Using the virtual LeanStack platform, you
will have access to educational content and tools to guide you through the customer
validation process. Regular coaching sessions will help keep you on track and
provide valuable feedback, introductions, and resources.

BoostCamp Format:

  • Virtual delivery using LeanStack framework and resources.  
  • Personalized and Group Coaching to help keep you on track

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Idea must be product or technology based 
  • Idea must be innovative (new product, new market)
  • Must have at least 10 hours per week available to work on the business 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
Please reach out to Amanda Chocko to learn more about our additional
startup resources and how you can get connected with the West Michigan
startup community.