I-Corps Spark Program at MIT – Kick Off Workshop

Date: July 16, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: MIT Campus

A free 3-week program to help researchers and engineers explore the potential applications of their new technologies

Next Program:

Program KickOff Workshop– July 16, 2019 from 5:00pm –8:00pm
Closing Workshop – August 8 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: MIT Campus

How it works:

The interactive course begins with an in-person evening kickoff workshop where teams learn how to:

Identify their top customer segments

Develop hypotheses about the value proposition they offer each segment

Find and effectively interview potential customers about their problems/needs

Over the next three weeks, teams will speak with potential customers. Teams will have two Office Hours with instructors to check-in and receive coaching.

The program wraps-up with a final in-person evening workshop where teams present their findings, get more coaching, and learn about progressing their ideas. Teams that complete this part of the program may apply for a $1,500 micro-grant to conduct additional customer discovery. The goal is to determine if they are solving a real-world problem with a viable market opportunity.

Who it’s for:

Your I-Corps project must be based on new, innovative, and differentiating technology that could be a candidate for a future SBIR proposal. The program is open to individuals and teams across New England

  • Current faculty, postdocs, students and staff at any university
  • Anyone else working on a serious STEM-related technology

To apply Click Here


To request more information icorps@mit.edu