Entrepreneur alert: NSF I-Corps Hub at Princeton taking applications for 2-day program

The NSF I-Corps Hub Northeast Hub is accepting applications for a two-day, in-person educational program for tech-based entrepreneurs.

The two-day intensive educational program, to be held May 31 and June 14 at Princeton University, is aimed at helping entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of the startup process. It is intended to help researchers develop early-stage innovations into real-world products and services through training, funding, resources and follow-on opportunities.

The program is free, but those interested must apply by May 3 to ensure they are suited for the program. (An additional program, which will be online, will be held during the summer.)

Researchers and entrepreneurs working on projects with the potential to become a product or service through a startup, license or other venture are encouraged to apply. University affiliation is not required.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Training: You will learn how to evaluate your technology’s potential for development as a startup or venture;
  • Funding: Grants of up to $3,000 from the National Science Foundation are available for customer-discovery expenses such as conferences and marketing tools;
  • Resources: Mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and innovators, industry connections and more.
  • Follow-up opportunities: Teams are eligible for the national NSF I-Corps Teams intensive seven-week training course and a $50,000 grant.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on project potential and team commitment.

The I-Corps Northeast Hub is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Princeton University is the principal institution and members are Delaware State University, Drexel University, Lehigh University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Temple University, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware and Yale University.