Application Questions

I-Corps Regional Course hosted by University of Pittsburgh - April 2023 

Course Overview In this ~ month long virtual course (April 3 - May 3), 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: Wednesday, March 15

Course Dates

Course opens for pre-course work: Monday, April 3, 2023 Session 1: Monday, April 10 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2a: Wednesday, April 12 TBD (1:1 meetings) Session 2b: Friday, April 14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 3: Monday, April 17 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 4: Wednesday, April 19 TBD (1:1 meetings) Session 5a: Wednesday, April 26 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Session 5b: Monday, May 1 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 6: Wednesday, May 3 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM *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.

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?

Entrepreneurial Lead Information
The Entrepreneurial Lead could be a Post-Doctoral scholar, graduate or other student, or other personnel with relevant knowledge of the technology, who might like to lead the team in the I-Corps Teams national program. See here for more information.

N/A if no members of your team are students, faculty, staff, or researchers at a university.

N/A if your team is not affiliated with an incubator/accelerator.
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," you are agreeing to provide the IN I-Corps Hub with data about your business activities and agreeing to meet all regional course requirements below.1. All team members listed above will attend and participate fully in every course session 2. All team members will complete the required coursework