Generator provides educational & learning programs for all makers, thinkers, and innovators. Programs like Jumpstart, Pitch It Fab It, Reckless Ideas, Design Lab, Mentor Days, Artist-In-Residence, and more! Browse all of our offered programs.

Generator Program Jump Start


JumpStart selects makers with great product ideas for a free twelve-week program providing coaching, mentorship, Generator membership, and tool trainings and classes — all to help them grow and launch their business.

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Reckless Ideas

Reckless Ideas is a speaker series featuring a diverse mix of Burlington’s top thinkers and innovators at the intersection of design and science, created in collaboration with UVM’s Complex Systems Center and Champlain College’s MFA in Emergent Media.

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Design Lab

Design Lab partners Generator’s maker-educators with school educators, after school programs, and other non-profits to provide engaging hands-on STEAM workshops (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to students in grades seven through twelve.

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Mentors Days

Mentor Days brings regional mentor programs to Generator’s facility for hands-on maker activities to increase youth access to STEAM education and increase social capital by providing structured time, resources, and space for mentor programs to innovate and learn together.

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The Artist-in-Residence program helps artists, designers, and entrepreneurs advance and realize innovative ideas by providing access to Generator’s facilities, tools, and collaborative hivemind.

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Generator is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We’re able to support artists, innovators, and life-long learners thanks to generous donations from people like you.