Are you a researcher, scientist, or engineer with a burning desire to bring your innovations to the market?
If so, the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Summer Short Course, a two-day institute on campus set for July 28 and Aug. 11, is your chance to turn your ideas into reality. This program, organized by the Office of Academic Innovation, is designed to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, providing you with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the complex world of entrepreneurship. Participants will get a chance to engage with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who are ready to shape the future through innovation.
The course features a carefully curated curriculum, from market research to lean startup methodologies, that will enable attendees to gain practical insights and develop the skills needed to transform their academic research into viable business ventures, as well as workshops, mentorship sessions, and interactive activities to learn how to identify market needs, connect with potential customers, and refine the business strategy.
Teams may be composed of CPP students, faculty, staff, alumni, and/or community entrepreneurs and will focus on collaboration and cross-disciplinary interactions.
“CPP I-Corps Site program is one of three CSU-based programs funded by NSF, and since 2018 it has served as a miniature incubator by providing resources, infrastructure, advice, and training and more importantly networking opportunities, to nurture and support local entrepreneurial teams (including faculty and students) who want to transition their technology from concept to marketplace” said Yao Olive Li, faculty director of CPP NSF I-Corps.
If you’re ready to embark on an exciting entrepreneurial journey, the NSF I-Corps Summer Short Course is the perfect opportunity for you. The deadline to apply is July 14. For more information about the course, visit the official website of NSF I-Corps or contact them directly at email@example.com to sign up for the upcoming summer short course.