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Program Dates for Summer 2015 (tentative):

  • Today – Applications accepted for I-Corps Sites
  • 5/1 – Application period closes
  • 5/7 – Selected teams are announced
  • 5/21 – Week 1 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 5/28 – Week 2 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 6/4 – Week 3 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 6/8-6/12 – Week 4, teams meet with mentor sometime during week
  • 6/18 – Week 5 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 6/22-6/26 – Week 6, teams meet with mentor sometime during week
  • 7/2 – Week 7 presentations by teams, 12 - 2 pm
  • 7/3 and beyond – Program follow-up and continued engagement

Program Dates for Spring 2015:

  • 2/27 – Week 1 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 3/6 – Week 2 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 3/13 – Week 3 meeting, teams meet with mentor sometime during week
  • 3/20 – Week 4 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 3/27 – Week 5 meeting, teams meet with mentor sometime during week
  • 4/3 – Week 6 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 4/10 – Week 7 presentations by teams, 12 - 2 pm
  • 4/11 and beyond – Program follow-up and continued engagement

Program Topics:

Week 1

Week 2

  • Class Topics
    • Technology Transfer: Patenting and licensing
    • Identifying and Interviewing Customers
    • Developing a "Value Proposition"
  • Deliverables for following week
    • Business Model Canvas with value proposition and customer segments portions completed
    • Watch "How to Build a Startup" (online course) Lesson 3: Customer Segments
    • List of potential customer contacts (due Thursday of Week 3)

Week 3

Week 4

  • One-on-one meeting with Mentor to go over business model canvas, discuss progress, identify grant opportunities, and propose next steps
  • Deliverables for following week

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

  • All teams present their potential markets to group
  • Deliverables for future weeks
    • Final budget reporting
    • Survey on I-Corps Sites program