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University of Akron/University of Toledo Summer 2022 I-Corps

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - July 22 @ 2:00 pm EDT



UA’s I-Corps program is all about customer discovery! The I-Corps Program supports teams through an intensive 7-meeting critical evaluation. Our goal is to help faculty, students, and the community answer important questions about their business, product or technology idea through coaching and direct customer interactions.

If selected for the I-Corps Program, teams will attend a 7-meeting training session that requires them to:

  • Conduct at least 21 interviews with potential customers or end-users
  • Perform preliminary market research and competitive analysis
  • Present their progress and evolving business ideas multiple times
  • Meet with mentors and instructors to receive candid feedback

Course Schedule

  • Week 1: Friday, June 10, 2022 (Group Meeting)
  • Week 2: Friday, June 17, 2022 (Individual Meeting)
  • Week 3: Friday, June 24, 2022 (Group Meeting)
  • Week 4: Friday, July 1, 2022 (Individual Meeting)
  • Week 5: Friday, July 8, 2022 (Group Meeting)
  • Week 6: Friday, July 15, 2022 (Group Meeting, Panel)
  • Week 7: Friday, July 22, 2022 (Group Meeting, Final presentations)

All meetings will be offered virtually. An in-person option may also be available. Group meetings take place on Fridays from
12:00-2:00pm. Individual meetings will be scheduled on first come, first serve basis. Additional cohorts may be scheduled depending on availability of applicants.




June 10 @ 12:00 pm EDT
July 22 @ 2:00 pm EDT
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University of Akron
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