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NSF I-Corps

NSF I-Corp Bootcamp Sessions

Milestone 3: Participate in Workshops and Mentor Check-Ins

Four weekly workshops and mentor check-ins

All teams are encouraged to participate in the four weekly workshops offered during the program.

Mastering competitive analysis

Can you master competitive analysis in only two hours? Nope, but we can show you how to get started and make sure you don’t miss competitors that will seem obvious later on. In this session, you will learn how to identify competitive and alternative products and services in order to refine your offering and define your target customer.

Initial interview learnings and next steps

This session will help you reflect back on your first few weeks of customer discovery and iterate on your strategy for the rest of the program.

Telling compelling stories

As startup founders, you will constantly have to tell the story of your venture. Learn some of the key elements behind building a good story and work on your particular story.

Ecosystem resources and pitch practice

Get a final chance to practice your storytelling skills and receive feedback on your deck before the final pitches.

Industry-specific workshops

WE-REACH biomedical trainings

Additional WE-REACH bootcamp sessions will help biomedical teams delve into additional topics that are specific to the life science industry. Those trainings are administered by CoMotion’s partner WE-REACH:

  • Customer Discovery and Competitive Analysis
  • Regulatory Strategy and Product Development
  • Budgets and Funding Sources
  • Legal Issues and Intellectual Property

CleanTech workshops

Additional CleanTech workshops will help CleanTech teams delve into additional topics that are specific to the cleantech industry. They are co-deployed by CoMotion’s partner University of Alaska Fairbanks Center ICE and may include topics such as:

  • Key resources for customer discovery in the cleantech space
  • Mastering competitive analysis
  • Building a hardware business
  • Post I-Corps cleantech programs and resources

Program dates & deadlines

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