DC I-Corps Team Lead the Charge for Diversifying Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Atlanta University Center Consortium
March 9 (Washington, DC) –DC I-Corps announces that a Howard University (Howard) and George Washington University (GW) led I-Corps team for the Washington, DC node has been awarded a $30,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant. The grant will help further the team’s efforts to engage differently-abled individuals, minorities, and women in inclusive entrepreneurship beyond the DC-region.
The primary focus of the grant will be to provide I-Corps methodology training to Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) faculty to support the acceleration and expansion of its entrepreneurship activities and invite them into the national innovation network.
Spearheaded by I-Corp national instructors Grant Warner, PhD at Howard, and Daniel Kunitz, DC I-Corps Accelerator Director and member of the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship leadership team, the team will train the Atlanta cohort to integrate the Lean Startup methodology into its entrepreneurship programs. The implementation of this practice will accelerate its innovation and technology-focused teams to build viable business models for new research or inventions and determine marketplace viability through customer exploration.
“With our experience and successes in inclusive innovation, lean startup methodology, I-Corps training, and strategic design thinking, we are honored to be able further our efforts in the Atlanta, Ga. region,” says Grant Warner, PI, HU I-Corps Site and Director of Innovation, Graduate School, Howard University. “Our overall goal of the NSF grant is to further integrate Atlanta University Center into the larger network of national innovators. Long term, we want to ensure that people of color, disabilities, and other minorities across the country and globe are able to access STEM education, establish and grow their […]