DC I-Corps Team

Afroze Mohammed

Associate Director of Strategic Alliances, Office of Economic Development, Virginia Tech


DC I-Corps Instructors

The Teaching Team is critical to the success of the I-Corps program. The instructors will include expert entrepreneurs, mentors, venture capitalists, and consultants who have in-depth knowledge and experience transitioning technology into the marketplace. You will receive frank feedback, mentorship, and guidance from the team. In addition, the teaching team will deliver and moderate weekly lecture discussions that cover various components of the curriculum. Participants will rapidly test hypotheses and assumptions, iterate and pivot based on their learning, and continue to evolve towards a viable business model.

The I-Corps process forces participants to validate – or invalidate – their thoughts about customer problems and needs through extensive customer interaction. The teaching team will challenge, support, question, and motivate the teams throughout this process.

DC I-Corps is a partnership of the University of Maryland, George Washington University, Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins University.