The six I-Corps centers are based at universities in cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Up to 10 teams at each center that go through the training will be eligible to receive $25,000 grants allowing them to participate in a national program, during which they can travel to trade shows and meet with potential customers to gauge the market potential for their technology. At George Washington University, the first two-week “boot camp” for startups will begin on Jan. 23, says Daniel Kunitz, I-Corps director at the school. Teams will also get help applying for grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. According to NSF, 905 I-Corps teams were formed between 2011, when the program began, and 2016.
by Marc S. Reisch |
December 28, 2017