The I-Corps @ UMass Amherst mission is to help research teams to transition their technology concepts into the marketplace. We provide state-of-the-art training, mentoring, and modest funding to teams that join one of our cohorts. Participating teams may receive up to $2,000 to support key project efforts, including:
- Training in the Lean Launchpad methodology, commercialization, and startup development
- Hands-on experience identifying opportunities and conducting customer discovery interviews
Teams that successfully complete the I-Corps @ UMass program and conduct at least 30 customer interviews may be recommended for the national NSF I-Corps Teams Program, which includes $50,000 to support additional training and customer discovery.
Interested but not sure you are ready? Contact us to find a time to discuss and join our email list so we can keep you in the loop, invite you to occasional events, and support development of your team.