Our Regional Cohorts offer access to the I-Corps program to the southeast’s technology entrepreneurs. These programs qualify you to apply for the National I-Corps cohorts, something typically reserved for startups leveraging National Science Foundation funded research. Whether you’re a researcher without NSF funding lineage, or a community technology entrepreneur, I-Corps South Regional Cohorts offer a unique opportunity to advance your startup, qualify for grant funding, and get your product closer to market.
Why do you want to qualify for the National I-Corps program? The National I-Corps program offers a $50,000 grant to cover travel costs as you travel to your potential customers and learn more about them. Those who excel in the I-Corps program have noticed an appreciable increase in their NSF SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) application success rate.
These programs are designed to introduce you to the concepts of evidence-based entrepreneurship, including Customer Development methodology, and teach you to listen to customers. In addition, our experienced faculty provide accountability as you pursue intellectual honesty in your startup pursuits.
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