[Innovators] Fwd: Applications for the UAB/Auburn and I-Corps South 2020 Virtual I-Corps Regional Course are now LIVE!

Richard Sesek rfs0006 at auburn.edu
Mon Jun 29 16:31:05 CDT 2020


here is a reminder about the UAB-Auburn I-Corps South Regional application from Dr. LaKami Baker from the College of Business.

If you want to push your business idea to the next level, you should participate!

Here is the link to register:  https://forms.gle/bW3bqLPfHK6ACv7i7

UAB-Auburn and I-Corps South Regional
July 2020!

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Applications for the
UAB & I-Corps South Regional
now open until July 7th!

This I-Corps Regional Course is an accelerated 4-week program utilizing the Lean Launchpad Methodology. Teams will virtually ‘Get out of the Building’ and talk to potential customers to discover how their technology could effectively ‘solve’ customers’ unmet needs. The curriculum will focus on customer development and emphasizes the full Business Model Canvas.

Teams from any university/college are encouraged to apply.

Course Dates (ALL ONLINE via Zoom, Time Zone: Central Standard):

  *   Cohort Introduction – July 10, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
  *   Kickoff – July 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  *   Office Hours - July 16-July 23, Virtual Office Hours with each team
  *   Midpoint Presentations – July 24 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  *   Office Hours - July 24-Aug 4, Virtual Office Hours with each team
  *   Finale – Aug 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Why participate?

  *   Learn how to “get out of the building” and talk to potential customers, partners, and competitors
  *   Identify commercial potential for your technology
  *   Experience the uncertainty and excitement of creating a startup
  *   Receive eligibility to participate in the NSF I-Corps Teams Program


  *   2+ team members - consisting of an Entrepreneurial Lead (undergrad, grad, Ph.D. student who will move the project forward) and a Technical Lead (typically be a faculty member, senior research scientist or postdoctoral scholar with deep and direct technical expertise in the actual core technology about which the I-Corps team is exploring commercial potential)
  *   Must be able to attend all six workshop dates
  *   Have a tech innovation in any STEM-BioMed field and want to explore its commercialization potential
  *   Willing to find and talk to at least 30 potential customers in four weeks
  *   Interest in applying for the Nationals NSF I-Corps Teams program and $50,000 grant

Register Now!<https://forms.gle/bW3bqLPfHK6ACv7i7>

Questions? Comments? Contact us at mwasko at uab.edu<mailto:mwasko at uab.edu> orLbaker at auburn.edu<mailto:Lbaker at auburn.edu>

LaKami T. Baker, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director, Government and Economic Development Institute, University Outreach
Russell Foundation Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Harbert College of Business

Auburn University
214 Extension Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

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