Ready to get In the Lab? Are you a fit for us?

This program is time and work intensive, but is the best way to get real product manager experience on your resume, outside of a PM job. Cohorts are kept small and run 3 times per year. Here's what we look for in our cohort members:

  • From Underrepresented Groups

    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Gender
    • LGBTQ+
  • Non-Traditional Candidates

    • Career Changers
    • Non-Tech Work History
    • Non-CS Degrees
  • Focused on Product

    • Dedicated to In the Lab
    • Self-Starters
    • Curious and Scrappy

Our Admissions Process

Here's what you can expect for our admissions process. We try to keep the process lightweight and transparent, so you know where you stand.

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    Apply for an upcoming cohort
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    Application review for fit
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    30 minute interview
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    If the interview goes well, we'll invite you to join the next cohort!

Applications for Cohort 5 are now open!

The application for Cohort 5, starting in January, is now open! Applications will close after 500 applicants or October 1, whichever comes first.

The application takes about 5 minutes to complete. Please add as much details as you can to increase your admissions chances.

At this time, we are only working with people in the US and in US-adjacent timezones. We expect to expand to other geographic regions in the future. You can still apply if you're outside our geographic area and we'll email you when we open up our expansion program.

In the Lab costs $0 for cohort participants at this time (yes, you read that right, it is free).


There will be 3 cohorts in 2024:

  • Cohort 5 (Winter 2024 - January through March)
  • Cohort 6 (Summer 2024 - April through July) 
  • Cohort 7 (Fall 2024 - August through November) 

Questions? Some Answers

This program is brand new, so if your question isn't answered here, please contact us!

Stay in touch!

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