Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship
ASSESSING THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Drs. Jennifer Irvin and Jana Minifie are the Texas State I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship Co-PIs. Do you have a STEM or STEM-applicable business idea? Apply for a mini-grant up to $3,000. We offer several three week training sessions helping you to determine if your business a go or a no-go.
Topics Covered During Program
During the 3-week program, participants will learn about;
- How to ask questions to validate their target market.
- How to find individuals to interview.
- Importance of the Business Model Canvas
- Future funding sources such SBIR/STTR grants
- Where to go next with your business.
Quotes from Previous Attendees
When asked about their favorite part of the I-Corps training:
"Different teams share their thoughts of different business ideas, the plan, and the presentation."
"Getting to be around a lot of uplifting and supportive people that have entrepreneurial and business mindsets."
"Feedback from facilitators and faculty."
- "Learning and seeing a model for business development."
What was the most valuable take away from the I-Corps Cohort?
"How and why we need to do the customer interview."
"How to talk to people and approach people, how to talk about something without directly talking about it, and connections/networking."
"Learning how to focus on your target market, pain, purchase, and surveying potential customers."
"The importance of finding what problem you’re solving for customers."
"It's ok to not know."
"The importance of market validation."
"Businesses need to see if their product can solve a problem."