Product Splash is a 5-week immersive program for aspiring product managers and designers to conceptualize and pitch a new product idea through cross-functional collaboration with brilliant teammates, interactive skill-building workshops, and mentorship from industry leaders.
Whether you are a student, a new grad, or a professional who’s looking to transition into product and/or design, Product Splash will give you the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge, skills, experience, network, and a tangible case study to help you achieve your career goals.
Kick Off, Design Thinking Overview, Cross-functional Collaboration
Ideation, Defining MVP, Intro to Adobe XD
Prototyping, User Testing, Solution Validation & Iteration
Crafting a Winning Pitch
The Product Splash program is designed for aspiring product managers and designers — specifically, we are looking for students or full-time employees who are looking to pivot or break into product and/or design roles. No prior experience in product and/or design is required. In fact, we encourage you to use Product Splash as an opportunity to build your portfolio and develop valuable experience!
Here is our general application timeline:
7/5: Applications due on July 4th Sunday, at 11:59pm PST
7/8: Applicants will be notified of their status by July 8th
7/11: All accepted participants must accept their spot and submit payment by July 11th
7/12 - 8/22: Program duration!
Yes, there are discounts and scholarships available! Here are more details on the price of the Product Splash program:
$50 for full-time working professionals
[50% student discount] $25 for students at undergraduate or graduate institutions
[Scholarships] We will have limited need-based scholarships available.
Funds will be reinvested back to support operations at the Product Buds and Design Buddies communities.
Teams must range from 3-4 members.
No worries! Once we process applications and finalize participants, we will host team formation sessions for you to fill in team spots / find a team.
The Product Splash itinerary will accommodate the time zones in North America for the most part. We understand that this may be a barrier for those in other regions. We won't stop you from applying but want to emphasize that if you do decide to apply, you are agreeing to accept those conditions and we expect you to still make active efforts in regards to your participation.
Design Buddies is an inclusive design community aimed to connect and empower designers by providing free resources, events, mentorship, and more.
Visit their website and hop into their community if you’re interested in design. You may follow them on socials as well.