With the success of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, universities across the United States are adopting and implementing evidence-based entrepreneurship programs to encourage economic development and commercialization efforts at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
The implementation of the I-Corps program has prompted the need for instructors trained in the I-Corps methodology. I-Corps South’s Instructor Academy was created to educate, coach, and support emerging instructors so that they deliver well-rounded I-Corps programs to teams of entrepreneurs.
I-Corps program tools and philosophy are readily available through the Creative Commons licensing, and books are available for purchase to learn the specifics of the Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery best practices; however, there is more to implementing the course than simply teaching the content. The way in which the course is implemented and the process by which the I-Corps program teaches entrepreneurs and companies to discern insight from their Customer Discovery interviews is a methodology in and of itself.
I-Corps South’s Instructor Academy programs run in conjunction with quarterly Regional Cohorts. For pricing information or to register for an upcoming program, please contact Melissa Heffner using the following form — Apply Now -Instructor Academy.