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For reseachers: National Science Foundation I-Corps regional short course


Virginia Tech’s LAUNCH: Center for New Ventures is hosting a free online National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Regional Short Course.

When: Sept. 21 - Oct. 12

Led by I-Corps instructor Mike Abbott, this online course will guide participating research teams through a hands-on customer discovery process for exploring potential markets and market segments, defining the value propositions for customers, and shaping startup opportunities. Participation in the course is team-based, usually with two to three individuals.

Completion of a NSF I-Corps regional short course enables team eligiblity to apply for NSF’s prestigious National I-Corps program, which provides $50,000 grants for further customer discovery efforts, positioning the team for successful capture of subsequent Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer program grants.

For more information visit the LAUNCH website and the NSF website.

Register today.





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