Participants work on a variety of projects with a team of people. The i.c.stars curriculum includes:
Participants work in teams to build a technology solution in response to a business challenge; they work alongside a client organization, gaining mentoring and opportunities to demonstrate their skills to potential employers. The winning team from each cohort has the opportunity to present their prototype at an i.c.stars thought leadership conference in front of hundreds of tech executives. Using agile methodology, the four months is divided into Three Sprints – requirements gathering, wireframing, technology build – with a Career Readiness month. Throughout, participants grow their leadership, business communication and teamwork, cross-cultural communication and empathy skills. They also grow their professional network and social capital through daily High Teas, conferences and workshops.