Regional I-Corps Short Courses Comes to UAlbany and the Capital District
Regional I-Corps Short Course Comes to UAlbany and the Capital Region
For entrepreneurs including those who seek to be a startup founder or simply looking to develop their entrepreneurial success by effectively targeting the correct customer needs for your market, the I-Corps Short Course helps emerging businesses unlock their potential. Innovate 518 brought the regional I-Corps short course to UAlbany on March 22nd in the Massry Center for Business for students and faculty in the Capital Region.
Each semester, NYCRIN (New York City Regional Innovation Node) coordinates I-Corps short courses for organizations to serve as an introductory course to the NSF I-Corps Program. This accelerated short course gets teams to actively communicate with their specific market and gives teams a chance to talk to potential customers to discover how their technology could effectively ‘solve’ customers’ wants and needs. The criteria in the short course focuses on customer development and during the length of the program, teams will learn how to: (1) Identify top customer segments, (2) Develop ideas about the value proposition that they offer each segment, and (3) Find and effectively interview possible customers about their problems and needs.
The application for the short course includes information about your positional members and roles within the team, university affiliation, and the technological status of the company. This short course is free to attend for any team that applies. INSF I-Corps Short Courses are designed for university researchers and early-stage startup founders who are interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills. These hands-on short course events continue to provide relevant and beneficial customer discovery sessions to entrepreneurial participants.