The FGCU Runway Program is a free business startup incubator open to students and alumni that are accepted into the program. Participants are required to regularly meet with assigned Runway Program Mentors to receive feedback on ideas and maintain progress, in addition to setting goals towards launching their venture. The Runway Program follows the Lean Start-Up methodology. Participants identify and validate the existence of a problem or opportunity, and then develop solutions and a plan that they can test on real people. At the end of the 16-week program, student participants have the opportunity to pitch for equity-free seed funding to launch their businesses.