Propelus I-Corps hosted by Princeton University: Artificial Intelligence theme

Apply by September 24
Sep 24, 2024, 9:30 am12:30 pm


Event Description

Propelus is a program designed for research teams to explore how your discovery can help potential customers and meet industry needs as a startup or venture.

You will learn the I-Corps Methodology, which includes:

  • Developing your Business Model – specifically Value Propositions and Customer Segments.
  • Testing your business model hypotheses by talking to potential customers.
  • Identifying which market or industry is the best first one to enter.

Participants receive up to $1,500 National Science Foundation (NSF) stipend and have the opportunity to advance to the National I-Corps program where they may receive a $50,000 NSF grant.

Check out our Explore page to learn more about I-Corps and find our full list of upcoming Programs and Events.

Apply by September 24, 2024

Propelus I-Corps at Princeton University Fall 2024 

Dates (from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET, online):

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024
  • Friday, October 25, 2024
  • Friday, November 15, 2024

See the details in our Program Description for Fall 2024 

Expectations for teams participating in the Propelus I-Corps at Princeton University Program:

  • At least one team member is expected to attend all sessions in full.
  • 20 (minimum) Customer Discovery Interviews are required to successfully complete the Propelus program. Interviews must be completed between Sessions 1 and 2 and Sessions 2 and 3. If you are accepted into the program, please begin to identify and schedule your initial interview candidates as early as possible to meet this requirement.
  • Participation in the program does not require you to disclose any intellectual property (IP). However, if you are from one of the ten institutions in our Hub and you have not yet disclosed your IP to your Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and/or filed a patent (or provisional patent, as applicable), please get in touch with your TTO point of contact to set up an initial disclosure and next steps discussion.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Program Manager Vanessa Calu at [email protected]