The National I-Corps Program is designed to help you establish a strong entrepreneurial framework: first, through the initial application and selection process, then, through the Team Award which grants $50,000 over six months. To become eligible, participants either need to have received NSF funding within the last five years or participate in a local or regional I-Corps program. UW’s local I-Corps program is a great place to begin exploring entrepreneurship: the earlier you engage, the stronger your application will be when you’re ready to compete for the national team award.
Want to get involved? To participate in I-Corps:
YOU DON’T NEED: experience in entrepreneurship, established investors, previous NSF funding, third-party verification, or a fully developed prototype.
YOU DO NEED: an idea for a potentially marketable technology, an open mind, a readiness to learn, and, eventually, a team comprised of a technological lead, an entrepreneurial lead, and a mentor (Need help with this? Reach out to Bonnie!)