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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

Fri

Aug 19, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 8/22

August 19th @ 12PM

Information Session

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

Tue

Oct 18, 2022

6:00 pm

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

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

Dates:

  • Intro Call: Tuesday, October 18
  • Day 1: Tuesday, November 1
  • Day 2: Wednesday, November 2
  • Day 3: Thursday, November 3
  • Midpoint: Thursday, November 10
  • Final: Thursday, November 17

Cohort

Fri

Oct 21, 2022

9:00 am

Morgan St./University of Maryland October Cohort

For best consideration, please apply by October 7th.

Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 2

  • Team presentations on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Hypothesis Development

Friday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 3

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

Friday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Fri

Oct 21, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 10/22

October 21st @ 12PM

Information Session

Fri

Oct 21, 2022

4:00 pm

Penn State I-Corps October/November 2022 Short Course

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

  • Friday, October 21st, 4pm-7pm EST
  • Thursday, October 27th, 4pm-7pm EST
  • Thursday, November 3rd, 4pm-7pm EST
  • Friday, November 11th, 4pm-7pm EST

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

Fri

Nov 18, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 11/22

November 18th @ 12PM

Information Session

Wed

Dec 7, 2022

12:00 pm

Info Session: I-Corps Mid-Atlantic Hub

Information Session

Fri

Jan 6, 2023

8:30 am

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps January 2023 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the January Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Prereq by January 4th (all dates are virtual). The included register link below will take you to the prereq enrollment form.


Friday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, January 13, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Wed

Jan 18, 2023

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps/ICAP January/February 2023 Cohort

Apply by attending an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Intro Call: Wednesday, January 18, 6:00pm - 8pm ET

Day 1: Tuesday, January 31, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Day 2: Wednesday, February 1, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Day 3: Thursday, February 2, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Midpoint: Thursday, February 9, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Final: Thursday, February 16, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Cohort

Fri

Jan 20, 2023

9:00 am

NC State I-Corps Short Course Winter

  • Application Period: applications accepted until Friday, January 20th at 11:59 PM
  • Selected Teams Notified: Friday, February 10th
  • Cohort Kickoff Mixer: Thursday, February 23rd, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Class 0: Tuesday, March 7th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Class 1: Tuesday, March 21st, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Class 2: Tuesday, March 28th, 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Next Steps Session: Thursday, April 6th, 10 AM - 11AM
  • Class 3: Tuesday, April 11th, 9 AM - 1 PM

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

Cohort

Fri

Jan 20, 2023

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 1/23

January 20th @ 12PM

Information Session

Thu

Jan 26, 2023

9:00 am

I-Corps January/February 2023 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, January 26 - Thursday, February 23

Cohort

Tue

Feb 7, 2023

5:00 pm

Penn I-Corps Spring 2023 Cohort

Opening Session: Getting started – February 23, 4 pm – 7:30 pm EST (virtual)

  • Team Introductions
  • Customer Segment and Value Proposition Hypotheses
  • Interview Design and Practice
  • Finding Interview Subjects

Office Hours #1: Week of March 6 – office hours TBD

  • Individualized Mentorship on Interviewing Progress
  • Refining Hypotheses

Review Session: March 16, 4 to 5 pm in person

Office Hours #2: Week of March 20 – office hours TBD

  • Individualized Mentorship on Interviewing Progress
  • Further Refining Hypotheses

Panel – March 24, 12-1pm in person

Closing Session, Final Presentations – March 30, 4 to 8:00 pm in person

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

Pitch Session: April 20, 4 to 6 pm in person

Cohort

Fri

Feb 17, 2023

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 2/17

February 17th @ 12PM

Information Session

Mon

Feb 27, 2023

8:30 am

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps March 2023 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the January Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Prerequisite by Monday, February 27th (all dates are virtual). The included register link below will take you to the prereq enrollment form.


Friday, March 3, 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Wed

Mar 1, 2023

4:00 pm

March 2023: I-Corps Virtual Regional Short Course Hosted by Penn State University

Applications from other Hub university schools are welcome. The I-Corps Short course at Penn State is accepting applications through March 1st and will take place on the following dates:

  • Intro - Friday, March 10th, 9am - 12pm EST
  • Mid - Friday, March 17th, 9am - 12pm EST
  • Final - Friday, March 24th, 9am - 12pm EST

Cohort

Tue

Mar 7, 2023

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps/ICAP March 2023 Cohort

Apply by attending an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Intro Call: Tuesday, March 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Day 1: Tuesday, March 21, 9:00am - 12:30pm ET

Day 2: Wednesday, March 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Day 3: Thursday, March 23, 9:00am - 12:30pm ET

Midpoint: Thursday, March 30, 9:00am - 12:30pm ET

Final: Thursday, April 6, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Cohort

Fri

Mar 24, 2023

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 3/24

Friday, March 24th @ 12PM

Information Session

Thu

Apr 20, 2023

9:00 am

I-Corps April 2023 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, April 20- Thursday, May 18

Cohort

Fri

Apr 21, 2023

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 4/21

Friday, April 21st @ 12PM

Information Session

Tue

May 2, 2023

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps/ICAP May 2023 Cohort

Apply by attending an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Intro Call: Tuesday, May 2, 6:00pm - 8pm ET

Day 1: Tuesday, May 16, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Day 2: Wednesday, May 17, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Day 3: Thursday, May 18, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Midpoint: Thursday, May 25, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Final: Thursday, June 1, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Cohort

Mon

May 8, 2023

8:30 am

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps May 2023 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the January Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Prerequisite by Monday, May 8th (all dates are virtual). The included register link below will take you to the prereq enrollment form.


Friday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Wed

May 17, 2023

12:00 pm

Virginia Tech May Launch I-Corps Course

Pre-requisite workshops (hosted by LAUNCH)

  • May 17, May 18- 12:00-12:30 PM

First Course session (3 hours)

  • May 30th

Office Hours

  • Office hours are the weeks June 5th, June 12th

Closing Session

  • June 16th

Introductory Course

Fri

Jun 9, 2023

9:00 am

June 2023: I-Corps Virtual Regional Short Course Hosted by Penn State University

Applications from other Hub university schools are welcome. The I-Corps Short course at Penn State is accepting applications through June 1st and will take place on the following dates:

  • Intro - Friday, June 9th, 9am - 12pm EST
  • Mid - Friday, June 16th, 9am - 12pm EST
  • Final - Friday, June 23rd, 9am - 12pm EST

Cohort

Mon

Jun 26, 2023

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps July 2023 Cohort

Apply by attending an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: Monday, July 17, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Day 2: Tuesday, July 18, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Day 3: Wednesday, July 19, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Midpoint: Wednesday, July 26, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Final: Wednesday, August 2, 9am - 12:30pm ET

Cohort

Thu

Jul 20, 2023

9:00 am

I-Corps July 2023 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, July 20- Thursday, August 17

Cohort

Tue

Aug 1, 2023

5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Prep

The I-Corps Prep is the first step of participating in Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub-wide cohorts. It is self-paced and allows you to enroll and complete it at any time.

Once you have completed I-Corps Prep, you will meet with an instructor to review the course content. They will then give you the dates of upcoming I-Corps Customer Discovery workshops.

Cohort

Fri

Aug 4, 2023

5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps August 2023 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the August Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep mini course by Friday, August 4th (all dates are virtual). The included register link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.


Friday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Wed

Sep 6, 2023

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

Sat

Sep 23, 2023

11:55 pm

University of Pennsylvania I-Corps Fall 2023 Cohort

Opening Session: Getting started – October 12th, 4 pm – 7:00 pm EST (virtual)

  • Team Introductions
  • Customer Segment and Value Proposition Hypotheses
  • Interview Design and Practice
  • Finding Interview Subjects

Office Hours #1: Week of October 18th

  • Individualized Mentorship on Interviewing Progress
  • Refining Hypotheses

Office Hours #2: Week of October 26th – office hours TBD

  • Individualized Mentorship on Interviewing Progress
  • Further Refining Hypotheses

Panel – November 2nd, 12-1pm in person

Closing Session, Final Presentations – November 9th, 4 to 7:00 pm in person

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

Cohort

Wed

Sep 27, 2023

9:00 am

Mid-Atlantic/Morgan St. I-Corps October 2023 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the October Mid-Atlantic I-Corps/Morgan St. Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep by Wednesday, September 27th (all dates are virtual). The included register link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.


Friday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Fri

Sep 29, 2023

9:00 am

Penn State I-Corps September/October 2023 Short Course

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

  • Friday, September 29th, 9am-12pm EST
  • Friday, October 6th, 9am-12pm EST
  • Friday, October 13th, 9am-12pm EST

*The program is entirely virtual and participants from other Hub schools are welcome to apply.

Cohort

Wed

Oct 4, 2023

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

Oct 11, 2023

9:00 am

NC State I-Corps Short Course Fall 2023

  • Application Period: applications accepted until Monday, August 21st at 11:59 PM
  • Selected Teams Notified: Tuesday, September 5th
  • Cohort Kickoff Mixer: Tuesday, September 28th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Class 0: Wednesday, October 11th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Class 1 - Opening Workshop: Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Class 2 - Midpoint: Wednesday October 25th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Class 3 - Final Presentations: Wednesday, November 8th, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

*All sessions this cohort will be held in-person on NC State's campus except for Class 2 which will be virtual

Cohort

Thu

Oct 12, 2023

9:00 am

I-Corps October 2023 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, October 12, 9:00am-1:30pm - Thursday, November 9, 9:00am-1:00pm

Cohort

Wed

Nov 1, 2023

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

Nov 3, 2023

11:55 pm

UNC Chapel Hill Regional I-Corps Cohort

To participate in the UNC Chapel Hill Regional I-Corps Cohort, you must apply by Saturday, September 30th, and complete the pre-requisite by October 14th. The included registration link will take you to our website, where the application link is.

Session #1 | November 3, 2023

·         Time: 8:30-11:30 am ET

·         Location: On UNC Chapel Hill’s campus

Session #2 | November 10, 2023

·         Time: 8:30-11:30 am ET

·         Location: Zoom

Session #3 | November 17, 2023

·         Time: 8:30-11:30 am ET

·         Location: Zoom

Note that the first session of the cohort will be in person on campus, and the second and third sessions will be hosted virtually via Zoom.

REGISTER/APPLY

Cohort

Wed

Dec 6, 2023

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

Dec 21, 2023

9:00 am

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps January 2024 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the January Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep by Wednesday, December 20th. The included registration link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.

This Hub-wide cohort is hosted by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland, College Park. Anyone from around the Hub and Hub partners are welcome to apply.

(all dates are virtual)

Friday, January 5, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, January 12, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, January 19, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Wed

Jan 3, 2024

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

Jan 9, 2024

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps Jan/Feb 2024 Cohort

Apply by attending an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop or emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: January 23 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 2: January 24 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 3: January 25 from 9-12:30 EST

Midpoint: February 1 from 9-12:30 EST

Final: February 8 from 9-12:30 EST

Cohort

Thu

Jan 25, 2024

9:00 am

I-Corps Jan./Feb 2024 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, January 25, 9:00am-1:30pm - Thursday, February 22, 9:00am-1:00pm

The program is open to participants from all Hub partners.

Cohort

Fri

Feb 16, 2024

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session 2/24

This is a challenging but critical first step. GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites our entire community to attend a short introductory workshop, offered monthly, to learn how savvy innovators take this first step - they talk to humans! It sounds simple, but this method is central to Agile Software Development, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup concepts.

We invite anyone who hopes to solve a global problem, start a new business, or develop a new product to join us. Even if your ideas aren’t fully formed, or you haven’t yet assembled a team.

February 16th @ 12PM - 1:30PM

Information Session

Mon

Feb 19, 2024

11:55 pm

University of Pennsylvania I-Corps Spring 2024 Cohort

Opening Session: Getting started – March 14th, 4 pm – 7:00 pm EST (in-person)

  • Team Introductions
  • Customer Segment and Value Proposition Hypotheses
  • Interview Design and Practice
  • Finding Interview Subjects

Office Hours #1: Week of March 21st

  • Individualized Mentorship on Interviewing Progress
  • Refining Hypotheses

Office Hours #2: Week of April 4th – office hours TBD

  • Individualized Mentorship on Interviewing Progress
  • Further Refining Hypotheses

Panel – April 11th, 12-1pm in person

Closing Session, Final Presentations – April 18th, 4 to 7:00 pm in person

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

Cohort

Wed

Feb 21, 2024

5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic + Morgan St. I-Corps March 2024 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the March Mid-Atlantic + Morgan St. I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep by Wednesday, February 21st. The included registration link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.

This Hub-wide cohort is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park and Morgan State University. Anyone from around the Hub and Hub partners are welcome to apply.


(all dates are virtual)

Friday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Tue

Feb 27, 2024

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps March 2024 Cohort

To Apply, you must first attend an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop. Questions can be answered by emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: March 12 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 2: March 13 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 3: March 14 from 9-12:30 EST

Midpoint: March 21 from 9-12:30 EST

Final: March 28 from 9-12:30 EST

Cohort

Wed

Mar 6, 2024

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

Mar 22, 2024

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session 3/24

This is a challenging but critical first step. GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites our entire community to attend a short introductory workshop, offered monthly, to learn how savvy innovators take this first step - they talk to humans! It sounds simple, but this method is central to Agile Software Development, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup concepts.

We invite anyone who hopes to solve a global problem, start a new business, or develop a new product to join us. Even if your ideas aren’t fully formed, or you haven’t yet assembled a team.

March 22nd @ 12PM - 1:15PM

Information Session

Wed

Apr 3, 2024

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

Apr 19, 2024

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session 4/24

This is a challenging but critical first step. GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites our entire community to attend a short introductory workshop, offered monthly, to learn how savvy innovators take this first step - they talk to humans! It sounds simple, but this method is central to Agile Software Development, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup concepts.

We invite anyone who hopes to solve a global problem, start a new business, or develop a new product to join us. Even if your ideas aren’t fully formed, or you haven’t yet assembled a team.

April 19th@ 12PM - 1:15PM

Information Session

Thu

Apr 25, 2024

9:00 am

I-Corps April/May 2024 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, April 25, 9:00am-1:30pm - Thursday, May 23, 9:00am-1:00pm

The program is open to participants from all Hub partners.

Cohort

Wed

May 1, 2024

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

May 8, 2024

5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps May 2024 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the May Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep by Wednesday, May 8th. The included registration link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.

This Hub-wide cohort is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park. Anyone from around the Hub and Hub partners are welcome to apply.

(all dates are virtual)

Friday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, May 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Fri

May 17, 2024

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation (ILI) Session 5/24

This is a challenging but critical first step. GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites our entire community to attend a short introductory workshop, offered monthly, to learn how savvy innovators take this first step - they talk to humans! It sounds simple, but this method is central to Agile Software Development, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup concepts.

We invite anyone who hopes to solve a global problem, start a new business, or develop a new product to join us. Even if your ideas aren’t fully formed, or you haven’t yet assembled a team.

May 17th @ 12PM - 1:15PM

Information Session

Tue

May 21, 2024

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps June 2024 Cohort

To Apply, you must first attend an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop. Questions can be answered by emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: June 4 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 2: June 5 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 3: June 6 from 9-12:30 EST

Midpoint: June 13 from 9-12:30 EST

Final: June 20 from 9-12:30 EST

Cohort

Wed

Jun 5, 2024

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

Jun 21, 2024

5:30 pm

I-Corps "Next" 2024

I-Corps Next is only open to those who have completed an I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshop series/cohort previously. The program will go deeper with customer discovery and apply it to building out an entire business model including: Key Partnerships, Key Resources, Key Activities, Channels, Customer Relationships, Cost Structure, and Revenue Streams. Apply by June 21st.

All dates are virtual except for the final July 29th session, which will be held in person in Maryland (TBD):

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

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

Monday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3

Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 4

Monday, July 29, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 5

Cohort

Wed

Jul 3, 2024

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 25, 2024

9:00 am

I-Corps July/Aug 2024 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, July 25, 9:00am-1:30pm - Thursday, August 22, 9:00am-1:00pm

The program is open to participants from all Hub partners.

Cohort

Wed

Aug 7, 2024

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

Aug 7, 2024

5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps August 2024 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the August Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep by Wednesday, August 7th. The included registration link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.

This Hub-wide cohort is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park. Anyone from around the Hub and Hub partners are welcome to apply.

(all dates are virtual)

Friday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, August 23, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Tue

Sep 3, 2024

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps September 2024 Cohort

To Apply, you must first attend an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop. Questions can be answered by emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: September 17 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 2: September 18 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 3: September 19 from 9-12:30 EST

Midpoint: September 26 from 9-12:30 EST

Final: October 3 from 9-12:30 EST

Cohort

Wed

Sep 4, 2024

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

Oct 2, 2024

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

Oct 2, 2024

5:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic I-Corps October 2024 Customer Discovery Workshops

To participate in the October Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops, you must complete the short I-Corps Prep by Wednesday, October 2nd. The included registration link below will take you to the I-Corps Prep enrollment form.

This Hub-wide cohort is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park. Anyone from around the Hub and Hub partners are welcome to apply.

(all dates are virtual)

Friday, October 11, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

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

Friday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

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

Friday, October 25, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion

Cohort

Tue

Oct 22, 2024

6:00 pm

GW's Regional I-Corps November 2024 Cohort

To Apply, you must first attend an Introduction to Lean Innovation workshop. Questions can be answered by emailing kerryslattery@gwu.edu

Day 1: November 5 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 2: November 6 from 9-12:30 EST

Day 3: November 7 from 9-12:30 EST

Midpoint: November 14 from 9-12:30 EST

Final: November 21 from 9-12:30 EST

Cohort

Thu

Oct 24, 2024

9:00 am

I-Corps October 2024 Cohort: Johns Hopkins University

Program Dates:

Thursday, October 24, 9:00am-1:30pm - Thursday, November 21, 9:00am-1:00pm

The program is open to participants from all Hub partners.

Cohort

Wed

Nov 6, 2024

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 4, 2024

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

Feb 5, 2025

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

Mar 5, 2025

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

Apr 2, 2025

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

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

Fri

Aug 19, 2022

12:00 pm

GW's Introduction to Lean Innovation 8/22

August 19th @ 12PM

Information Session

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