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Protothon

Build great products together that solve real world problems

What is our Protothon?

The Product Buds Protothon is an opportunity for aspiring product managers and product designers to collaborate on conceptualizing and pitching a new product idea to a panel of industry leaders. Participants go through the entire design thinking process, gain hands-on learning experience, and complete the program a new addition to their product portfolios! Fun fact: A number of projects that were kickstarted in previous Protothon seasons progressed to become ventures and have joined accelerators!

Fun fact: A number of projects that were kickstarted in previous Protothon seasons progressed to become ventures and have joined accelerators!

Common FAQs

Who is Allowed to participate in Protothon?

Any aspiring product individuals wanting to learn more about product management and design. As long as you demonstrate an interest in PM or design, you are more than eligible to apply!

What are you looking for in the application?

We're looking for people who are interested in building their product experience - whether that is product design or product management as mentioned earlier. Showcasing your passion via the prompts is the best way to do so.

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

The Protothon 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.

How big can my team be?

Teams can 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.