gALPHA’s hybrid hackathon/accelerator format works with entrepreneurs looking for ideas, searching for team members/co-founders or interested in joining a startup.

gALPHA will help participants identify promising business models, design minimum viable products (MVPs) and attract co-founders.

Deliverables during gALPHA include:

  • Product Development: Participants will ideate, validate and build minimum viable products (MVPs).
  • Culture: Participants will experience first-hand the challenges, but also tremendous benefit, of iterating quickly with minimal resources in solving business problems.
  • Methodology: Participants will come away with a roadmap for testing new ideas through the design of an MVP.

Summer 2017: gALPHA Beloit

Irontek (635 Third St, Beloit)


We are also taking nominations for participants. If you'd like to nominate someone you know, please email Sam Petre, director of the program at

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