Want to see your product or service changing your industry and/or the lives of many, but don't know the next steps to take? We provide structured programs focused on customer discovery to help you:
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Inventor: If you are at at an university and want to take research or idea through.
Student: If you want to assist and contribute a startup team during I-Corps
Community: If not at an university but want to level up your idea or business.
Mentor: If you want to mentor a team through the process.
We asked previous participants for anonymous feedback so that we get and give you the truth.
"I learned a lot from I-Corps, and everyone I interacted with at UARF was very helpful. They were willing to help with things even outside the scope of the I-Corps program." Spring 2018
"I started to receive insight into the real problems people were trying to solve and how my product could help. It was relieving. I realized my product fit the needs but I needed a pivot in my approach to customers. Everyone at UARF is extremely knowledgeable and helpful." - Fall 2018
"It allowed the team time and space to gain insight to consumers' values and experience, which could be applied to our product. The program gave us structure and guidance throughout the process." - Summer 2019
Applications are accepted anytime and will be evaluated prior to the next I-Corps cohort. Each application will be assessed on the background and commitment of the team members, uniqueness of the business idea and (if applicable) intellectual property strength, the market and business model, and the fit with the goals and competencies of UA's I-Corps Site.
UA's I-Corps Site is open to faculty, student and community led teams. You can apply to I-Corps in many ways:
UA's I-Corps Site program is all about customer discovery! It supports teams through an intensive 7-meeting critical evaluation. Our goal is to help faculty, students, and the community answer important questions about their business, product or technology idea through coaching and direct customer interactions. The I-Corps program can help you:
Fall 2019 Program Dates
I-Corps Key Metrics
To date, UA's I-Corps Site has:
If selected for I-Corps, teams will attend a 7-meeting training session that requires them to:
Questions: email UAicorps@gmail.com