I-Corps Info Sessions

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the I-Corps team members and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs.

Mon

Feb 14, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: Penn I-Corps Program

Information Session

Wed

Feb 23, 2022

9:00 am

Morgan State Winter/Spring 2022 Cohort

Cohort

Wed

Mar 2, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Thu

Mar 24, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session March #1

March 24 @ 12PM

Information Session

Thu

Mar 31, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session MARCH 2

March 31 @ 12PM

Information Session

Wed

Apr 6, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Mon

Apr 11, 2022

1:00 pm

EDNDC Lean Innovation Cohort

Apply by attending an ILI or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: Monday, April 11th @ 1PM

Day 2: Tuesday, April 12 @ 1PM

Midpoint: Thursday, April 21st @ 1PM

Final: Thursday, April 28th @ 1PM

The George Washington University (GW) and Howard University (HU) are excited to announce the newly established Entrepreneur Development Network DC (EDNDC) powered by Wells Fargo. Built on the premise that strong partnerships across the District of Columbia will pay dividends to entrepreneurs and the economy alike, this program is FREE to all participants, thanks to generous donations from our sponsors Wells Fargo, WDCEP, and PEPCO.
EDNDC includes FREE training programs and counseling services offered through instructors and local mentors and counselors. This program helps startups develop successful business models and go-to-market (GTM) strategies based on knowledge derived through customer interviews; it's the necessary steps for inventors and entrepreneurs bringing new technologies and innovations to market or pivoting when old models that no longer work (for instance, due to the pandemic). It is an ideal program for early-stage companies building towards successful launches.
We are looking for entrepreneurs in the District to participate in our programming in 2022. As a condition of applying to the EDNDC program, entrepreneurs must participate in at least one Introduction to Lean Innovation Course. The Introduction to Lean Innovation Course is a two hour workshop, where entrepreneurs will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Registration for the course can be found at the bottom of this page. Additionally, we are especially interested in supporting entrepreneurs who are looking to pivot their business model due to interruptions and risks caused by COVID as well as new entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities posed by the pandemic.

Cohort

Thu

Apr 21, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps Spring Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Cohort

Fri

Apr 22, 2022

9:00 am

University of Maryland Spring 2022 Cohort

For best consideration, please apply by April 11.

Friday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 1

  • Introduction to I-Corps
  • Team Introductions
  • Business Model Generation
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Best Practices for Customer Discovery

Friday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 2

  • Team presentations on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery
  • Hypothesis Development
  • Customer Interview Workshops

Friday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Wed

May 4, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Tue

May 10, 2022

1:00 pm

Virgina ICAP May Cohort

Apply by attending an ILI or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: May 10 @ 1PM

Day 2: May 11 @ 1PM

Day 3: May 12 @ 1PM

Midpoint: May 19 @ 1PM

Final: May 26 @ 1PM

The Introduction to Lean Innovation Course is a two hour workshop, where entrepreneurs will gain understanding of evidence-based innovation methods. Registration for the course can be found at the bottom of this page. Additionally, we are especially interested in supporting entrepreneurs who are looking to pivot their business model due to interruptions and risks caused by COVID as well as new entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities posed by the pandemic. The Introductory course is a 2.5-week intensive startup assistance program targeting early-stage, innovative high-growth potential companies. Using Lean Startup as its principal methodology, entrepreneurs learn how to identify their initial customer segment, validate their ideas, and develop business models that investors would more likely fund. With mentoring and expert guidance, ICAP teams create a roadmap to early success in order to increase their potential to attract investment opportunities for funding and growth. Your ICAP Mentor works with you and your team one-on-one for customized support for the duration of the course and beyond.
This course teaches the key concepts of the Customer Discovery during five (3-hour) sessions. In addition to the five sessions, there is extensive work done “outside the classroom”. Participants should expect to spend another 10 to 15, or more, hours per week conducting customer discovery interviews and on course assignments. Each participating ICAP team is required to complete a minimum of 20 customer discovery interviews over the duration of the introductory course. At the conclusion of the program, the participants remain connected to their ICAP Mentors for follow-on advising and support.

Cohort

Mon

May 16, 2022

1:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps Short Course May Cohort

Apply by attending an ILI or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: Monday, May 16th @ 1PM

Day 2: Tuesday, May 17th @ 1PM

Midpoint: Friday, May 27th @ 1PM

Final: Friday, June 3rd @ 1PM

Cohort

Wed

Jun 1, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Sun

Jun 5, 2022

9:00 am

NC State I-Corps Short Course June Cohort

  • Application period: Final deadline Sunday, June 5th
  • Selected Teams Notified: Tuesday, June 14th
  • Class 0 - Introductory Webinar: Thursday, June 23rd, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Class 1 - Opening Workshop: Thursday, June 30th, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Class 2 - Midpoint: Thursday, July 14th, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Class 3 - Final Presentations: Thursday, July 28th, 9 AM - 1 PM

Cohort

Wed

Jul 6, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Thu

Jul 7, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps July Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates: Thursday, July 7th - Thursday, Aug. 4th
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 23rd

Cohort

Mon

Jul 11, 2022

8:30 am

I-Corps Next

I-Corps Next is offered exclusively to I-Corps teams that have previously completed a regional I-Corps short course program. There will be limited availability with preference given to teams coming from Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub universities and their partner institutions.

This course dives deeper into the business model and builds upon the methodology introduced in a regional I-Corps program. For best consideration, please apply by July 1st.

(All dates are virtual except the final day will likely be held in person based on availability and demand)

Tuesday, July 5th- Sunday, July 10th — Class 0, Pre-work (asynchronous)

Monday, July 11th, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

Wednesday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

Wednesday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3

Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 4

Wednesday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 5, Closing Session, Final Presentations

Cohort

Tue

Jul 12, 2022

9:00 am

GW's Regional I-Corps/ICAP Short Course July Cohort

Apply by attending an ILI or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: July 12 from 9-12PM

Day 2: July 13 from 9-12PM

Day 3: July 14 from 9-12PM

Midpoint: July 21 from 9-12PM

Final: July 28 from 9-12PM

Cohort

Wed

Aug 3, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Fri

Aug 12, 2022

8:30 am

University of Maryland August 2022 Cohort

For best consideration, please apply by August 3.

Friday, August 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 1

  • Introduction to I-Corps
  • Team Introductions
  • Business Model Generation
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Best Practices for Customer Discovery

Friday, August 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 2

  • Team presentations on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery
  • Hypothesis Development
  • Customer Interview Workshops

Friday, August 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Fri

Aug 19, 2022

9:00 am

NC State I-Corps Short Course Fall Cohort

  • Application Period: applications accepted until Friday, August 19th at 11:59 PM
  • Selected Teams Notified: Monday, August 29th
  • Cohort Kickoff Mixer: Thursday, September 8th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Class 0: Tuesday, October 4th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Class 1: Tuesday, October 18th, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Class 2: Tuesday, November 1st, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Class 3: Tuesday, November 15th, 9 AM - 1 PM

*All sessions this cohort will be held in-person on NC State's campus

Cohort

Tue

Aug 23, 2022

6:00 pm

September 2022: I-Corps Regional Short Course hosted by GW

This NSF I-Corps Regional Short Course will be held in September, and hosted by George Washington University (GW) in collaboration with George Mason University (GMU) I-Corps.

Dates:

  • Intro Call: Tuesday, August 23
  • Day 1: Tuesday, September 6
  • Day 2: Wednesday, September 7
  • Day 3: Thursday, September 8
  • Midpoint: Thursday, September 15
  • Final: Thursday, September 22

Cohort

Wed

Sep 7, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Fri

Sep 9, 2022

4:00 pm

Penn State I-Corps September Short Course

The I-Corps Short course at Penn State will take place on the following dates:

  • September 9th, 4pm-7pm EST
  • September 15th, 4pm-7pm EST
  • September 22nd, 4pm-7pm EST
  • September 30th, 4pm-7pm EST

Cohort

Wed

Oct 5, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Thu

Oct 13, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps October Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, October 13th - Thursday, November 10th

Cohort

Thu

Oct 27, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps Fall 2022 Cohort: University of Pennsylvania

Thu, Oct 27, 4 pm – 7 pm EST (virtual): Opening Session

  • Team Introductions
  • Customer Segment and Value Proposition hypotheses
  • Interview design and practice
  • Finding interview subjects

Week of Oct 31 - Office Hours #1

  • Individualized mentorship on Interviewing progress
  • Refining hypotheses

Week of Nov 14th - Office Hours #2

  • Individualized mentorship on Interviewing progress
  • Refining hypotheses

Thu, December 1st, 4 pm to 7 pm EST: Final Presentations (in-person)

  • Final Team presentations
  • Opportunities within the UPENN and NSF ecosystems
  • Next Steps

Cohort

Wed

Nov 2, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Wed

Dec 7, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Mon

Feb 14, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: Penn I-Corps Program

Register for one of four informational sessions to understand the Penn I-Corps program and what would be required of participants in the Spring 2022 cohort.

Information Session

Wed

Feb 23, 2022

9:00 am

Morgan State Winter/Spring 2022 Cohort

Introduction to I-Corps Course is a short, intense, experiential, bootcamp-style cohort. Participants will work closely with teammates, with other teams, and with mentors and instructors to develop business models around their innovations. Courses are approximately two weeks in duration, with the cohort meeting in person three or four times during the two week span. Teams must also commit to conducting a significant number of customer interviews during the two weeks, and to completing readings and assignments. Participants should plan on spending 50% of their time on I-Corps during these two weeks.

Cohort

Wed

Mar 2, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the University of Maryland I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They offered monthly and are casual so feel free to bring lunch.

Information Session

Thu

Mar 24, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session March #1

Lean Innovation Session

Information Session

Thu

Mar 31, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session MARCH 2

Lean Innovation Session

Information Session

Wed

Apr 6, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Mon

Apr 11, 2022

1:00 pm

EDNDC Lean Innovation Cohort

EDNDC cohort

Cohort

Thu

Apr 21, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps Spring Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

The I-Corps program prepares scientists, engineers, and innovators across disciplines to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization.

Cohort

Fri

Apr 22, 2022

9:00 am

University of Maryland Spring 2022 Cohort

All UMD professors, research staff, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students with potentially commercializable research or technology-based business ideas are eligible to participate and encouraged to apply to this two-week course. UMD also welcomes researchers and technology entrepreneurs from the Maryland System and from the broader region to apply to the program. While individuals may apply to the course, it is strongly encouraged to apply as a team of at least two members, and to apply with a mentor to support you in the program.

Cohort

Wed

May 4, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Tue

May 10, 2022

1:00 pm

Virgina ICAP May Cohort

EDNDC cohort

Cohort

Mon

May 16, 2022

1:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps Short Course May Cohort

GW I-Corps cohort

Cohort

Wed

Jun 1, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Sun

Jun 5, 2022

9:00 am

NC State I-Corps Short Course June Cohort

North Carolina State's I-Corps cohort

Cohort

Wed

Jul 6, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Thu

Jul 7, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps July Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates: July 7th - Aug 4th Application Deadline: June 23rd

Cohort

Mon

Jul 11, 2022

8:30 am

I-Corps Next

All UMD professors, research staff, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students with potentially commercializable research or technology-based business ideas are eligible to participate and encouraged to apply to this two-week course. UMD also welcomes researchers and technology entrepreneurs from the Maryland System and from the broader region to apply to the program. While individuals may apply to the course, it is strongly encouraged to apply as a team of at least two members, and to apply with a mentor to support you in the program.

Cohort

Tue

Jul 12, 2022

9:00 am

GW's Regional I-Corps/ICAP Short Course July Cohort

GW I-Corps cohort

Cohort

Wed

Aug 3, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Fri

Aug 12, 2022

8:30 am

University of Maryland August 2022 Cohort

All UMD professors, research staff, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students with potentially commercializable research or technology-based business ideas are eligible to participate and encouraged to apply to this two-week course. UMD also welcomes researchers and technology entrepreneurs from the Maryland System and from the broader region to apply to the program. While individuals may apply to the course, it is strongly encouraged to apply as a team of at least two members, and to apply with a mentor to support you in the program.

Cohort

Fri

Aug 19, 2022

9:00 am

NC State I-Corps Short Course Fall Cohort

North Carolina State's I-Corps cohort

Cohort

Tue

Aug 23, 2022

6:00 pm

September 2022: I-Corps Regional Short Course hosted by GW

I-Corps Regional Short Course hosted by GW

Cohort

Wed

Sep 7, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Fri

Sep 9, 2022

4:00 pm

Penn State I-Corps September Short Course

The I-Corps Short course at Penn State will take place on the following dates: September 9th, 15th, 22nd, and 30th.

Cohort

Wed

Oct 5, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Thu

Oct 13, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps October Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates: July 7th - Aug 4th Application Deadline: June 23rd

Cohort

Thu

Oct 27, 2022

9:00 am

I-Corps Fall 2022 Cohort: University of Pennsylvania

Through a grant from NSF, the I-Corps program works with Penn faculty, staff, post-docs, and students to test and validate startup ideas through Customer Discovery. Participants learn valuable skills in connecting with customers, asking the right questions, and how to find partners to help get startup ideas off the ground.

Cohort

Wed

Nov 2, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session

Wed

Dec 7, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

I-Corps Info Sessions are an informal opportunity to meet the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Team and ask questions related to Business Model Generation, Customer Discovery, and Regional I-Corps programs, as well as NSF National I-Corps programs. They are offered monthly and are casual, so feel free to bring lunch. Info Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month from noon-1 p.m. EST. Those interested will receive a calendar invitation with a Zoom link.

Information Session