What is Revival?

Revival is a one-day accelerator that explores the power of an idea. Students and professionals work together to bring kids’ business ideas to life. We provide the space and the students—all you need is a desire to be inspired.

What have past participants said?

“The day was really worthwhile.”

“My favorite part was seeing hope, interest, and energy from younger folks.”

“The best part was engaging with the interns as peers in a project. Fun!”

“What I enjoyed most was interacting with the students and being inspired by their talents.”


Net Promoter Score (NPS)

100% of surveyed participants said they were “likely” or “very likely” to recommend Revival to a colleague

How does it work?

Dream + Discover

Throughout the summer, student interns ask “How might we improve our community?” to understand what needs to change and define which factors are critical for success. By the end of summer, they have a business idea and a plan—but they still need a mentor.

Design + Develop

That’s where sponsors come in! Top companies in the Twin Cities each sponsor a group of their employees in becoming Revival mentors for a day. These professionals have been identified as not just technically skilled, but the kind of individual that our kids can look up to.


Students and professionals will spend the day prototyping, testing, laughing, and racing towards the finish line. Before you know it, you’ll be proudly watching students present their ideas. The audience will vote for their favorite, and then we’ll celebrate with good food and drinks.

Financial Facts

• 100% of the funds raised go back to Rêve Academy’s mission + students.

• Leave your checkbook at home—you’ll never be asked for money during Revival.