Diversity and Inclusion

Growing opportunities for all

Through a demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity, the Hub aims to contribute to future prosperity and global competitiveness by training the next generation of innovators from all backgrounds.

Activities that promote diversity include building a mentor network of successful and diverse individuals throughout the startup lifecycle, ensuring that hub instructors and mentors reflect the diversity of the region, and enhancing efforts to recruit participants belonging to groups historically underrepresented in entrepreneurship.

Partner institutions and HBCU Delaware State University co-lead the hub’s efforts to establish new partnerships with minority-serving institutions.

I-Corps Fellowship Program

The I-Corps Fellowship Program creates pathways for students, especially those from underrepresented groups, to participate in innovation and entrepreneurship activities at the Northeast I-Corps Hub.

As an I-Corps Fellow, you may be called upon to join an existing team and participate in an upcoming Propelus program.

You will have the opportunity to observe and contribute to the team's I-Corps activities, including:

  • Preparing and conducting Customer Discovery interviews
  • Documenting interviews
  • Assisting with preparing and presenting the weekly worksheet assignments
  • Participating in Office Hours with the Teaching Team
  • Other activities suited to your interests, expertise and schedule.

*Note: As part of the Fellowship, you will not be expected to contribute to a team's laboratory research efforts.

To learn more and apply, please visit the website of our partner institution Rutgers University:

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