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What is DC I-Corps?

Discover how this program will expedite technology transfer and commercialization from regional universities and federal labs, while also jumpstarting technology-based startups in the region.

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Take a look at some of our upcoming cohorts. We're now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Regional Cohort.

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Benefits of DC I-Corps

  • A greater understanding of why technology has value and to whom.
  • Find a great market for your technology that you had not previously considered.
  • Gain an appreciation for what it takes to commercialize technology and the barriers to adoption.
  • You’re given a toolset that you can apply to many situations, including making your research better.
  • Greater self-confidence and presentation skills.
  • Save years and money by accelerating your understanding.
  • Your network will expand exponentially, as you’ll have priceless contact with teachers, investors, customers, and mentors.

I-Corps Testimonials

The teaching team really pushed me to ask the important questions and validate my assumptions in the real world.
Madhvi Upender, Founder, Awarables
Taking this class provided me with a realistic perspective of drug development that has an immediate impact on society.
Pick-Wei Lau, Entrepreneurial Lead, Neuropheutics
In six weeks we not only learned a lot about the market we will sell to, but also developed the skill of reaching out to the buyers for feedback.
Dr. Mariana Junqueira, Entrepreneurial Lead, Pupil-Metrics
We thought it would be fairly easy to actively listen and ask questions but it takes more practice than we assumed.
Jeehye Yun, CEO, Secured Sciences Group, LLC
We aren’t sitting in a room figuring out anything. We get out of the room, which is where the answers are found.
David Hartman, Mentor-in-Residence, University of Michigan Technology Transfer Office
“It really helped us think outside of the box.”
Nilton Renno, University of Michigan Professor of Aerospace
We were able to narrow down the customers who find our technology most useful to them.
Harvey Elliott, University of Michigan PostDoc

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