Orange Sparkle Ball collaborates with organizations to develop idea incubator programs. The intent of these programs is to engage the community around the creation of new ideas and entrepreneurship. These incubators can be open to all ideas or can be specifically catered to a specific problem or topic. Orange Sparkle Ball aids the organization with development of the incubator mission, business structure, and communication strategy.
Incubator Development Program
The below is an outline of Orange Sparkle Ball’s process for building and maintaining an idea incubator. The purpose of this outline is to launch and build community engagement through the lens of entrepreneurship.
• Define Mission & Purpose •
• Map Available Resources •
• Define Pilot Key Performance Indicators •
• Identify & Design Space •
• Build Volunteer and Startup Communities •
• Map Stakeholders •
• Evaluate Feedback & Results •
In collaboration with Steve Chininis, a professor at Georgia Tech, Orange Sparkle Ball created a Make 10 Award to recognize both the impact of the Make 10 product commercialization program and the student work. Orange Sparkle Ball collaborates with senior Georgia Tech Industrial Designers in developing a product idea to take to market. Orange Sparkle Ball consults with students on their concept development, market opportunities, and pitch presentations. At the end of the program, students must take their fully developed prototype, make 10 copies, market and brand their concept, and attend a sales event to sell their products. The Make 10 Award recognizes the top products based on an established rubric to measure the quality of the commercialized product.
Community Engagement Grant
How do you engage high school and college students in solving community problems? In collaboration with our sister non-profit, Spark Corps, Orange Sparkle Ball strategists have created and run a program that uses the Design Thinking process to guide students through a concept development process to create new ideas for increasing use of Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park by high school and college students. The year-long program is structured to engage students from multiple organizations, including Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, The New School Atlanta, Leap Year and Georgia State University, in both creating the ideas and marketing them.