The goals of the ISU I-Corps Site program are to have participating teams gain industry exposure and entrepreneurial training through a four-week curriculum focused on customer discovery to support the transition of their ideas, devices, processes, or intellectual activities into the marketplace. This transition can be through the formation of new startup businesses, through licensing agreements, or through identifying funding sources to support additional research.
To apply for participation in the ISU I-Corps Site program, please complete the following application. Teams that are accepted into the program and participate in all sessions are eligible to receive a microgrant of up to $3,000 to support customer discovery efforts. Please email completed applications to Dr. Guru Rao, Associate Vice President for Research: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for participation in the Fall 2017 cohort is September 29, 2017. Selected applications will be invited to participate in a review panel to make final determinations of cohort members.
KEY PROGRAM DATES
Applications accepted: September 11–29, 2017
Review Panels: October 9–20; exact dates TBD
Notification of accepted applicants: October 20
Program kickoff: November 1, 5:30–7:30 pm
Additional session dates: November 8, November 15, and November 29 (Attendance by the Entrepreneurial Lead andAcademic Lead is required at all sessions to be eligible to receive a microgrant)
Cultural Competency Workshop: TBD