The I-Corps program is a free, immersive learning experience developed by the National Science Foundation for researchers, faculty, students, and others to determine if the problem they are working to solve exists on a larger scale in the market. Participants are challenged to test their hypothesis on their technology’s relevance and viability through customer discovery, which will lead to viable value propositions. By the end of the program, participants will talk to at least 40 potential customers, stakeholders, users, and influencers to determine the real value of their technology.


  • No cost to participants
  • Runs from January 29 – February 26
  • Taught by Elizabeth Mazhari
  • Application deadline is January 18. APPLY HERE
  • Participants are eligible for a $2,880 grant