Entrepreneurs with early-stage technology startups are invited to apply for this winter’s Evolution program at the Genesis Centre in St. John’s.

Evolution is the innovation hub’s pre-incubator program. The eight-week intensive is designed for young tech start-ups which have less than $1 million in annual revenue and have yet to develop a minimum viable product.

With experiential learning at its core, Evolution helps entrepreneurs engage potential customers, while receiving mentorship from Genesis’ advisor network. The program helps entrepreneurs quickly identify their markets, validate their idea, and find problem-solution fit, the organizers said in a release.

The group said Evolution helps entrepreneurs learn lean start-up methodology, the business model canvas and the value proposition canvas.

The program culminates with a pitch event, Pitch & Pick, where selected startups have the opportunity to present their business idea to a live audience, which includes industry professionals, investors, public sector funders and other entrepreneurs.

Evolution is the first step in joining Genesis' flagship incubator, Enterprise.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 16, two weeks before the program starts. You can apply for the program here.