NSF I-Corps Node Short Course Training Day

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology

The new NSF I-Corps Upstate New York (UNY) Node is offering a Short Course program for researchers interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. Short Courses, geared toward doctoral candidates, post-docs and faculty, are offered at no cost to participants and consist of both in-person and remote meetings over a two-week period. If you work with a team, the whole team can participate in the Short Course. At the end of the program, teams will have conducted customer interviews, learned about the business model canvas, and will have clear plans for taking the next steps. Short Course graduates will have the opportunity to be recommended for the NSF I-Corps National Teams program, which offers grant awards of up to $50,000. Previous NSF funding is NOT required to apply. The Short Course kicks off at Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3; includes two conference calls from 2 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays, June 7 and 14; and concludes on Friday, June 16. The program is limited to eight teams and will be taught by Ken Rother of Cornell University and Anthony Testa of RIT. Apply online today!  Contact Marjory David, program manager at RIT, with questions and to learn more.

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