Introduction to Lean Innovation Course

I-Corps Presenter
I-Corps Presenter

This workshop introduces participants to key concepts and evidence-based innovation methods used in GW's NSF I-Corps program, New Venture Competition and Summer Startup Accelerator, as well as thousands of Sillicon Valley startups, global NGOs and companies. It is free and is offered the third Friday of each month at GW. 

STEM-based GW teams are eligible for $3,000 grants for customer discovery through the GW I-Corps Site program.

Graduates of this short course are eligible to apply to NSF’s full National seven-week I-Corps Program in which participants receive $50,000 grants.

I-Corps is a cohort-based experience and participants work together and learn from each other as well as from their customers, partners, and other key stakeholders.  There is extensive work done outside the classroom.  In addition to the in-person classes, participants should expect to spend another 10-15 hours per week on customer discovery and course assignments.

The program is designed to generate a maximum impact over a relatively short duration, and should be considered a required first step for anyone interested in commercializing a technology or product, whether through a startup or licensing arrangement.

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