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Program Dates for Spring 2014:

  • Today – Applications accepted for I-Corps Sites
  • 2/7 – Spring application period closes
  • 2/14 – Selected teams are announced
  • 3/7 – Week 1 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 3/14 – Week 2 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 3/21 – Week 3, teams meet with mentor
  • 3/24 to 3/30 - Spring Break (no meeting)
  • 4/4 – Week 4 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 4/11 – Week 5 meeting, 12 - 2 pm
  • 4/18 – Week 6, teams meet with mentor
  • 4/25 – Week 7 presentations by teams, 12 - 2 pm
  • 4/25 to 6/15 (and beyond) – Program follow-up and continued engagement

Program Topics:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

  • One-on-one meeting with Mentor to go over business model canvas, discuss progress, identify grant opportunities the Team wants to pursue and propose next steps
  • Deliverables for following week
    • List of potential customer contacts (no form)
    • Watch "How to Build a Startup" (online course) Lesson 2: Value Proposition

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

  • One-on-one meeting with Mentor to discuss progress during the program and any next steps, including UARF assistance in pursuing one or more commercialization aimed grants
  • Deliverables for following week

Week 7

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