SBIR BEAT THE ODDS
SBIR BEAT THE ODDS BOOTCAMP
The NSF “Beat-the-Odds Boot Camp” provides SBIR/STTR Phase I Grantees with innovation and entrepreneurial training. While the training draws on methods also used in the NSF I-Corps program, the Boot Camp is specifically designed for early-stage companies and new business opportunities. The Boot Camp builds on your company’s prior work regardless of whether you participated in I-Corps, other commercialization training, or built another successful business. The program curriculum uses Steve Blank’s customer discovery process to assess customer needs, segment the market, and build a business model around the market opportunity.
Taught by certified I-Corps instructors, the Boot Camp provides an immersive experience that pushes companies to develop stronger business models, market strategies, and successful products. The main goal is to provide early-stage companies with an introduction, or refresher, in customer discovery and business model validation. At the end of the program, companies will understand how to verify product market fit and other business model elements, thus increasing their odds for commercial success.
For more information about the "Beat the Odds Boot Camp," email firstname.lastname@example.org.