NYCRIN I-Corps 2015 Application Deadline

Workshop / Training
For NYU Community

Do you have a great technology concept?  Want to commercialize it?  Learn how by going through the same course taught to NSF I-CorpsTM teams.

Submit your application today! Deadline is September 11, 2015.

Apply online here or submit the attached PDF to

The NYC Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) will be offering the same NSF I-CorpsTM experiential learning program, which uses Lean LaunchPad pedagogy and the Business Model Canvas, to train academic researchers in hypothesis-driven customer discovery.  Please see the attached flyer.

NYCRIN I-Corps provides a way for regional (any team from NY, NJ, PA, CT and the surrounding area) students and faculty to participate in I-Corps training without being NSF-funded.  The curriculum will closely follow that of the NSF I-CorpsTM program and focus on commercializing research via a startup venture.

This program will be free for admitted applicant teams. Application deadline is September 11, 2015. The course is October-November (see dates below) and is open to any academic researcher.   Please see the attached application form.

Proposers will identify a project team that minimally consists of:

  1. The principal investigator (who can actively participate or participate as an advisor and not attend the courses);
  2. An entrepreneurial lead (who is committed to investigate the landscape surrounding the innovation);
  3. A mentor (who understands the evidence concerning promise, e.g., from an institutional education-focused center or commercial background that will help inform the efforts).

The outcomes of the projects are expected to be threefold:

  • A clear go/no go decision concerning the viability and effectiveness of the learning-oriented resources/products, practices and services.
  • An implementation "product" and process for potential partners/adopters.
  • A transition plan to move the effort forward and bring the innovation to scale.

NYCRIN I-Corps Fall ’15
Kickoff: October 5-7th
WebEx: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12
Finale: November 16-17

Note: Kickoff and finale will be held at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)

Please email for more info.