TAKE YOUR RESEARCH FROM THE LAB TO THE MARKETPLACE

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of teams, on average, receive SBIR Funding (up to $225k)

Teams trained across 230 universities

startups formed by teams

Million in private funds raised

National Science Foundation resources combine with Binghamton University’s to offer the Binghamton regional I-Corps program. I-Corps is for teams pursuing research-based concepts who have yet to discover their true target market.

Accepted teams participate in virtual workshops over three weeks. Instructors work with the teams to build and hone a business model canvas with the goal of determining potential
target customer segments. Upon identifying customer types, funding is provided to conduct interviews with their defined target customer.

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“The first step is understanding who exactly is your customer and what they value”
-Tony Frontera, Course Instructor

Customer Discovery Short Course

The short course is designed to take teams on a journey of discovering who may be their customers and what value they are looking for. Teams will learn about business models using the Lean Launchpad methodology in a series of workshops. The 3-week Short Course provides:

 

  • 2 half-day kick off workshops and a half-day closing workshop
  • Weekly 90-minute online sessions
  • Opportunity for teams to conduct 20 customer discovery interviews
  • $3000 funding

NSF Teams Program

Upon completion of the local Short Course, participants are eligible to apply for the NSF I Corps Team National program. Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from their innovative ideas and to build a business model using evidence-based lean startup methodology.

 

  • Intensive 7-week national cohort for top teams from across the US
  • $50,000 to do 100+ customer discovery interviews anywhere you need to go
  • Personalized instruction and team mentoring from successful entrepreneurs
Questions? Contact Olga Petrova

opetrova@binghamton.edu

Program Director Tony Frontera

frontera@binghamton.edu

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