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Summer 2022 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign I-Corps

June 1 @ 10:00 am - July 6 @ 12:30 pm CDT



The Summer UIUC I-Corps program will be an intense 5-week entrepreneurship course for iVenture Accelerator participants and other entrepreneur teams at the University of Illinois. The program will be focused on customer discovery and product-market fit to assist teams in building their ventures. The principles taught in this course provide a set of skills and entrepreneurial knowledge that can be applied to any career path or startup.

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 and attend the National NSF I-CorpsTM team grant.
  • Prepare for applying to the SBIR or STTR programs.

Course Schedule

  • June 1: Kick-Off Session, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CST
  • June 8: First Session 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
  • Week of June 13: Office Hours
  • June 22: Second Session 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
  • Week of June 27: Office Hours
  • July 6: Final Session 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Contact Jed Taylor (jedt@illinois.edu) with questions.