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August 2021 Cohort: UMD Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Short Course
Friday, August 6, 2021
12:00 p.m.
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The University of Maryland offers a free UMD Innovation Corps (I-Corps) short course ONLINE this August to innovators and entrepreneurs. Based on the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps curriculum, this course offers real-world, hands-on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge into products and processes that benefit society.

The August cohort is now accepting applications. For best consideration, please apply by July 30 here

Friday, August 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. — Class 0: Pre-Webinar

  • Preview/Prep for the course

Friday, August 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 1

  • Introduction to I-Corps
  • Team Introductions
  • Business Model Generation
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Best Practices for Customer Discovery

Friday, August 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 2

  • Team presentations on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery
  • Hypothesis Development
  • Customer Interview Workshops

Friday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

  • Final Team presentations
  • What’s Next Discussion


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