Engage stakeholders & drive innovation.


The Innovation Lab Accelerator helps rural communities plan, launch, & operate our proven Innovation Lab model.

Innovation Labs are a complete solution. Each lab is a community hub, delivering a proven set of programs that support innovation & entrepreneurship in your community. Innovation Labs offer coworking space, entrepreneurial support programs, and innovation services.

The Innovation Lab Accelerator helps you complete critical steps to plan & launch a lab. We'll help you conduct a community evaluation, develop a polished project pitch, conduct customer & partner discovery, identify & implement fundraising strategies, build community engagement, and more.

In addition, we also configure and deploy key operating systems, train lab staff, deliver entrepreneur support programs, provide ongoing coaching, and coordinate key administrative tasks to help manage & grow your lab.


The cost to participate in the Innovation Lab Accelerator is $5,000/community.

The program is tailored to your community. It meets virtually, is built around your schedule, and continues until you launch your lab. For most communities this takes between 6-12 months.

Once you've launched your lab, an annual $5,000 licensing fee provides all the ongoing information systems, processes, training, coaching, and administrative support necessary to effectively operate your lab.

Schedule a chat with us to learn more.

The Rural Ideas Network provides tools and connections that help innovators and entrepreneurs spark growth in rural America. Together we create positive economic outcomes for small towns and communities. 



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The Rural Ideas Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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Fulfillment & Refund Policies

All of our services are delivered virtually. Once payment is completed you'll receive an email with instructions to access your purchased services. All sales are final. For services with automatic recurring payments, you can cancel anytime.