Mini I-Corps Program

The current Mini I-Corps program is already in session and applications are no longer being accepted. Please check this webpage regularly for announcements regarding any upcoming sessions.

What is the Mini I-Corps Program?

The Mini I-Corps program is a short 5 week program that will meet once a week every Friday from 11am to 3 pm. It is a shortened version of the NSF I-Corps Program. The program will be led by trainers from University of Central Florida’s NSF I-Corps Site program.

Tentative Schedule

Week 1: (Pre-class workshop): Customer Discovery and Role Playing, How to use Lean Launchpad system. 10-15 Customer Interviews..

Week 2: (Class 1): Business Model Canvas / Customer Discovery. 10-15 Customer Interviews.

Week 3: (Class 2): Value Proposition, 10-15 Customer Interviews.

Week 4: (Class 3): Customer Segments / Product Market Fit. No interviews, prepare final presentation/video time.

Week 5: Final presentations.

FAQs

Is the entire team required to participate in all workshop days and on-site assignments?

Yes, every member of the team must be fully immersed in the process and committed to the time and tasks assigned.

Can you help me find a mentor and/or put together a team?

Contact us and we will work with you.

When will teams be notified if they have been accepted into the program?

The current Mini I-Corps program is already in session and applications are no longer being accepted. Please check this webpage regularly for announcements regarding any upcoming sessions.

How do I know my technology/idea will qualify for the mini I-Corps program?

  • Project must be based on new, innovative, differentiating technology
  • The project team must be formed around this technology
  • Teams must fully commit to the time requirements and ground rules of the process
  • Team members must be compatible as they will be immersed together during this project
  • Your technology must have proven fundamental scientific principles
Need Assistance?

For questions please contact Peter Hernandez in the Office of Technology Management and Commercialization.
pedro.hernandez7@fiu.edu
(305)348-0008