I-Corps Regional Course hosted by West Virginia University - September 2021

Course Overview In this 4.5 week virtual course (September 20 - October 20), researchers working on a deep tech innovation “get out of your comfort zone” and talk with customers (virtually) to identify the best product-market fit. You may apply with a team of 1-3 people. Teams may not split attendance between members. Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course. All team members are required to attend and participate fully in every course session and complete all coursework. This is important for two reasons: 1) Course learning is cumulative 2) Only team members who personally complete the full course can be considered for NSF lineage and a nomination for national I-Corps Teams

Application Closes: Thursday, September 16

Course Dates

Course opens for pre-course work: Monday, September 20 Session 1: Monday, September 27, 9:00 am - 11:00 am Session 2a: Wednesday, September 29, TBD (1:1 meetings) Session 2b: Friday, October 1, 9:00 am - 11:00 am Session 3: Monday, October 4, 9:00 am - 11:00 am Session 4: Wednesday, October 6, TBD (1:1 meetings) Session 5a: Wednesday, October 13, 9:00 am - 10:00 am Session 5b: Monday, October 18, 9:00 am - 10:00 am Session 6: Wednesday, October 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am *There will be scheduled office hours meetings with teams and instructors between sessions 1 & 2b and between sessions 3 & 5a. Meeting times will depend on the availability of the teams and the instructors.
Application Questions


Please address: What does your technology do? How does it work? Why do you believe it is innovative?

Describe the customer need that you believe will be met by the proposed innovation.




Who needs your solution and is willing to pay for it?


N/A if your team is not affiliated with a university.

N/A if your team is not affiliated with an incubator/accelerator.


Team Lead Information




Team Member Information
Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course in this section. 










Advisors and Other Colleagues






By selecting "Yes" below, you are agreeing to meet all regional course requirements and agreeing to provide UNY I-Corps with data about your business activities.