Propelus I-Corps Regional Program - fall 2023

Apply by Sept. 20, 2023.
  • Oct 17, 2023, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
  • Oct 20, 2023, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
  • Oct 27, 2023, 12:30 pm3:30 pm
  • Nov 10, 2023, 12:30 pm3:30 pm


Event Description

Apply by Sept. 20, 2023.

Through the program, we provide training and grants to support team-based customer research aimed at investigating the viability and societal impact of scientific and technological discoveries.

Our four-session program helps researchers explore the customer perspective to inform how a discovery or innovation can become the basis of a successful startup or venture. 

To apply to attend the Regional Program, researchers must form a team of at least two people involved with the scientific or technological discovery. The team must include:

  • an entrepreneurial lead (often a postdoctoral researcher, graduate student or undergraduate) and
  • a technical lead (usually a faculty member)


Training: Four sessions introducing the Lean LaunchPad methodology which focuses on customer discovery research to evaluate the potential of your idea to solve problems and provide value. View a sample course agenda.

Funding: Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to each selected team and can be used to fund expenses related to customer discovery research, including conferences and marketing tools. 

Resources: Selected teams will receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators. Teams may also utilize many other programs offered by the Hub-affiliated institutions.

Follow-on opportunities: Upon completion, teams are eligible for the national NSF I-Corps Teams program which provides an intensive 7-week training course and a $50,000 grant.

Learn more and apply. (If this application is not working, please email pne of our Hub coordinators Caitlin Baiduc ([email protected]), Mark DeGuzman ([email protected]), or Vanessa Calu ([email protected]).