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Product Splash

July 19 - August 22, 2021

What is Product Splash?

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.

Why should you dive into Product Splash?

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Program Timeline

Week 1:

Kick Off, Design Thinking Overview, Cross-functional Collaboration

Week 2:

Ideation, Defining MVP, Intro to Adobe XD

Week 3:

Prototyping, User Testing, Solution Validation & Iteration

Week 4:

Crafting a Winning Pitch

Week 5:

Pitch Day

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Common FAQs

Who should apply to Product Splash?

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!

When will I find out about my application results?

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!

What does the Product Splash program cost? Are there discounts or scholarships available?

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.

How big can my team be?

Teams must range from 3-4 members.

What if I don't have a team?

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.

Is this open to people international or only the United States?

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.

Brought to you by Product Buds and Design Buddies

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​​​​​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.