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Wed, May 02 2018 - 12:00 pm
Riata Center - OSU Stillwater Campus - The Common Ground New Business Building
Do you have an invention or technology that you think is ready for market? Have you caught the "start-up" fever and want to explore your options? Have you received an NSF grant in the past and think you are ready to commericialize your research? This one-hour Lunch and Learn event will tell you all you need to know about the OSU I-Corps Site Program and how we prepare you to compete for a national NSF I-Corps Grant for $50,000 toward commercialization of your research/invention/technology. This short course introduces participants to the key concepts and methodologies used in I-Corps, which is the rigorous market assessment and validation program pioneered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).Teams that successfully complete this short course will be eligible to apply for the National NSF I-Corps program. NSF I-Corps programs use the same curriculum, largely based on current “Lean Launchpad” methodologies, and focus on early customer discovery and business model generation. Teams that successfully apply for the National NSF I-Corps program will receive a $50K grant. Teams that enter the Site program will not receive funding, but will work with a regional network of advisors and venture mentoring service. Come find out how the I-Corps process can help you! To register for this event, click here.
Tue, July 10 2018 - 8:30 am
This course is meant to introduce you to the key concepts covered, and to help you determine the next steps in potentially commercializing your technology or building your existing startup. The vast majority of I-Corps participants walk away with significant, unexpected findings that change the direction of their work. This short course is a perfect introduction to I-Corps methodologies and the teaching team will help assess what subsequent program makes the most sense for your team. The course if four weeks long with two full classroom days at the beginning and end of the course and two group meetings in the middle of the course, as well as office hours available for assistance.  Participants are expected to interview 20-30 potential customers during or prior to the 4 week course. If you have not been previously awarded a National Science Foundation grant for your invention/research, this course is required in order to be eligible for the National level NSF I-Corps Grant. DEADLINE TO APPLY - June 30, 2018 CLICK HERE TO APPLY Schedule: July 10, 2018 - 8:30am-5:30pm - Classroom Day One July 17, 2018 - 9:00am-12:00pm - Group Meeting #1 July 24, 2018 - 9:00am-12:00pm - Group Meeting #2 July 31, 2018 - 8:30am-3:00pm - Classroom Final Day