Fall 2023 entrepreneurship program open to campus

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Posted August 10, 2023 by Ashley Washburn

Registration is open for the fall 2023 session of “Nebraska I-Corps-Introduction to Customer Discovery Program,” a four-session virtual training program that begins Sept. 25. This opportunity is open to University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty, postdocs, staff and students.

The main sessions are scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. CST on Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 via Zoom. Register by 9 a.m. Sept. 18 to receive the link.

Nebraska-ICD is a free entrepreneurship training based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, known as I-Corps. Participants will learn about Lean LaunchPad methodology and tools such as value proposition design, customer segmentation and how to map a stakeholder ecosystem. The program also offers opportunities to lead customer discovery interviews – talking to stakeholders about their pain points to discover whether an innovation or idea is a good solution for their problems.

Individuals who complete the program are eligible for the NSF I-Corps National Teams program and a $50,000 grant for qualifying technologies and teams. They also will be better prepared to seek Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer, or SBIR/STTR, funding.

Visit the event website to learn more about the learning objectives, course benefits, schedule and time commitment.

Nebraska-ICD is hosted by NUtech Ventures in partnership with the Nebraska Business Development Center, Scott Data Center, Invest Nebraska, The Combine business incubator and Nebraska Extension.   For questions, contact Joy Eakin, NUtech Ventures entrepreneurship program manager.

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