UNY I-Corps Node: NSF I-Corps Short Courses (FREE!)

September 13, 2019

UNY I-Corps Node Regional Short Course:  Various Dates and Locations - See Below

In the free, 2-week I-Corps short course, STEM field researchers and student entrepreneurs learn how to “get out of the building” and learn from potential customers. Their goal is to determine if they are solving a real-world problem with a sizeable market opportunity.  In addition to providing entrepreneurial training, this program helps researchers identify new ways to apply their current or future research to solve real-life challenges.

 How it works

The interactive course begins with an in-person kickoff workshop (two half-days) where teams learn how to:

  1. Identify their top customer segments
  2. Develop hypotheses about the value proposition they offer each segment
  3. Find and effectively interview potential customers about their problems/needs

Over the next two weeks, teams work to speak with 30 potential customers. Each week they join a one-hour video conference call with instructors to check-in, share progress, and receive coaching.  The program wraps-up with an in-person workshop (half day) during which teams present their findings, get more coaching, and learn about progressing their ideas with the help of additional NSF I-Corps and other entrepreneur programming.

Must register for a short course specific location as seating is limited:  http://unyicorps.org/programs/attend-a-short-course/

Upcoming Course Dates/Locations:

Cornell Tech NYC:  September 13-27
Rochester Institute of Technology (A&IT):  September 20-October 4
Cornell University & Ithaca College:  September 20 - October 4
Cornell University:  October 4 - 18
Syracuse University:  October 11 - 25
University at Albany: October 18-November 1
University of Rochester:  October 25-November 8
Binghamton University & Cornell University "Clean Tech":  October 26-November 9
Binghamton University: November 1-23

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