Propelus I-Corps Regional Program - July/August 2023

Apply by June 29, 2023. Program will be held July 24, July 26, August 2, August 16
Jun 29, 2023


Event Description

Apply by June 29, 2023

Program session dates: July 24, July 26, August 2, August 16 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm online.

Through this 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]).