Meet the program Director, Todd Keiller, Director Office of Technology Commercialization, to learn if the NSF I-Corp Site Program makes sense for you!
Next Cohort starting fall 2019, applications open July 2019.
WPI has been has been funded by the National Science Foundation to conduct the NSF I-Corps™ Site program.
The intent of the program is to provide financial and mentoring support to student and / or faculty teams who think they have an idea that addresses a market need and has commercial potential.
This program will teach the participants to develop their initial Value Proposition, and then “get out of the building” to test and refine that through customer interviews. There will be up to $3000 available to “get out of the building” and attend conferences where your target customers are.
Your challenge is to seek the input from real customers, someone that will actually pay for your idea / product / service. This will include discovery from other stakeholders, recommenders, distribution channel participants, etc.
Register for the 3/28 info session to learn more or contact Todd Keiller, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not able to attend.