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Fall 2022 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign I-Corps

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - November 9 @ 6:30 pm CDT


Course Description

Lean Launchpad Short Courses use the Lean LaunchPad method to give participants a working knowledge of how to think about their innovation ideas from a business and customer perspective, as well as how to conduct customer discovery interviews; the first step in any commercialization process. This course provides a set of skills and entrepreneurial knowledge that can be applied to any career path.

Held on campus at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the short courses are typically open to non-university participants as well.

Course Benefits

  • Develop best practices for conducting customer discovery and identifying key stakeholders.
  • Learn, practice, and hone your innovation skills.
  • Improve the odds for commercial success.
  • Understand market trends and needs in your ecosystem.
  • Expand your network of like-minded peers, instructors, investors, customers, and mentors.
  • Obtain eligibility to apply for $50,000 grant from the National NSF I- Corps™ team grant.
  • Prepare for applying to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

Course Schedule

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

All sessions will take place in person at EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr., Champaign). Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, September 28 | 4:00-5:30pm | Fall Session Kickoff

Wednesday, October 12 | 4:00-6:30pm | Fall Session #1

Wednesday, October 26 | 4:00-6:30pm | Fall Session #2

Wednesday, November 9 | 4:00-6:30pm | Fall Session #3 (final session)

Please fill out the application below and you will be contacted regarding acceptance. Questions can be directed to Jed Taylor (jedt@illinois.edu).

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60 Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL United States