NSF I-Corps Phase I – Customer Discovery

I-Corps Phase I is the first step in the Path-to-Market for your product. This 8-week hands-on workshop series will guide you through the process of starting a company using the Customer Development process with the help of a mentor. Participants will learn how to validate their ideas for the market, how to pitch their ideas to investors, and how to work with mentors to create an investor presentation.

Admitted projects will receive $1,000 in NSF Seed Funding for market validation and for building a prototype.


NSF I-Corps Phase II – Commercialization Plan

I-Corps Phase II is the second step in the Path-to-Market for your product. This 6-week workshop program will focus on the development of a commercialization plan and enhancing presentation skills, polishing your investor deck and teaching you how to build a company with the assistance of a dedicated mentor.

Admitted projects will receive $2,000 in NSF Seed Funding for continued market validation and building a prototype.