Welcome to Walmart's annual Associate Incubation Bootcamp, brought to you by Store Nº8 and the Walmart People & Technology teams.
Designed to engage and ignite the innovative spirit among eligible Walmart Associates in Bentonville, iD8 will develop associates' approaches to entrepreneurial thinking and identify ideas that could have material impact on Walmart's core business.
iD8 is an in-person, 8-week program led by an experienced Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) in Bentonville, AR. Participants receive coaching at weekly incubation workshops and 1:1 mentoring sessions.
Here's how it works:
Applications are now CLOSED.
Thank you for your interest
in iD8 2019.
3-DAY INCUBATION CHALLENGE
Applicants accepted into the program will move through to an intensive, 3-Day Incubation Challenge. There, they will choose a team and prepare a pitch to present to our panel of judges. Selected finalists will then move on to the 8-week Bootcamp.
8-WEEK INCUBATION BOOTCAMP
5-8 teams will be chosen to participate in an 8-week (10 hours per week), mentor-driven incubation program to rapidly develop and advance new business concepts.
Bootcamp participants will present the culmination of all their hard work to Leadership and Peers at the iD8 Innovation Showcase
CALENDAR & TIMELINES
June 19 Applications Open
July 8 Applications Deadline
July 24-26 Three-Day Incubation Challenge
August 5-September 27 Eight-Week Incubation Bootcamp
October Innovation Showcase
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