John Tremblay and Paul Grazewski
This information session will introduce you to the Northeastern I-Corps Program that is starting another virtual cohort the week of March 15th. I-Corps is a great opportunity to both build/increase your NSF lineage for grant opportunities, help focus your technology around the most promising market opportunities, and learn valuable skills that you can use in the rest of your careers in innovation and entrepreneurship. The program helps researchers begin the process of commercializing research and innovation. Highly experienced industry mentors (successful entrepreneurs, MDs, scientists, business executives) are assigned to all teams in the program to aid in training and applying research and design methods. Venture teams receive up to $3K per venture team to support any costs associated with customer discovery as well as initial product or system design and prototyping. The teaching staff and mentors help participants along their journey of performing customer discovery, value proposition development, product-market fit assessments, narrowing in on your MVP, and refining your pitch deck.