details of session flows are subject to change
Homework: watch video on intellectual property protection (coming soon)
Breakout sessions: Come prepared with a first set of slides that introduce your venture, explain the problem, the solution, its benefits, and what first feedback you have received from customers/stakeholders. Also come with any questions you have on how to do customer discovery better, how to build your strategy, outreach hurdles you have encountered, etc.
Homework: watch video on how to perform market research.
Breakout sessions: Come prepared to talk about the size of the problem you are solving, your market size and your competitors.
Resources present: The library team will be there to make appointments and answer questions you might have.
Homework: watch the video on building great visual to back your story.
Breakout sessions: Prepare a first draft of your entire pitch. Come prepared to discuss the parts of your pitch deck most difficult for you with other teams and mentors.
Resources: Experts will be there to help you discover what other programs and resources are available to you once you graduate from the I-Corps program.
Homework: Come with a first draft of your whole pitch flow.
Breakout sessions: this session will be a workshop where you will get tips and tricks on storytelling. You will get to work on improving your pitch flow with an expert storyteller. As time allows we will also show you and walk you through a pitch and pitch deck that raised a few million dollars so you see what that looks like.