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Apply for the NSF I-Corps Regional Program in Lubbock

The NSF Southwest I-Corps Node is deploying an innovative lean startup experience for entrepreneurial minded teams in the Southwest region. Teams will engage in an official NSF I-Corps Regional Program focused on examining their technological innovation for product-market fit. The objective of this course is to provide teams with an introduction to Lean Launchpad methodologies and quickly advance the enterprise.

Program Format: Teams will follow the National Science Foundation I-Corps 3-Week Short Course curriculum that consists of an Opening Workshop, an online 1 on 1 teaching office hour meeting, and a Closing Workshop. National Science Foundation certified I-Corps instructors will train teams in the methodologies and guide teams through the program. In the course of this program, teams will learn how to use the Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery efforts to identify a repeatable and scalable business model that will position them for success.

 
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The NSF I-Corps Regional Program is a team-based activity.

Team Requirements:

  • 2-4 Founding Team Members
  • Must exhibit technical proficiency of proposed innovation
  • Rights to practice Intellectual Property

Course Expectations

  • The entire team must participate in both opening and closing workshops
  • Actively participate in all customer interview efforts (~ 15 hrs. per week)

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Team Member #1 agrees to fully participate in all program activities
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Team Member #2 agrees to fully participate in all program activities
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Team Member #3 agrees to fully participate in all program activities
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Team Member #4 agrees to fully participate in all program activities
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