View a video recording of our I-Corps Information Session here.
We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 10 (Spring 2021 – beginning late February).
The I-Corps@Rutgers Team is currently running Cohort 9 which includes the following virtual sessions held via Zoom:
|Week||Date||Day & Time||Theme|
|Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am|
Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm
|Fellows Meet and Greet|
Lean Startup & Customer Discovery
|2||10/20/20||Tuesday, 12-2pm||Business Model Canvas & AL/EL/IM Meetings|
|10/23/20||Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm||Value Propositions|
|3||10/30/20||Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm||Customers/Users/Payers|
|4||11/3/20||Tuesday: 15 min per team between 12 – 3pm||Required Office Hours & Market Ecosystem|
(each team scheduled for ~15 mins)
|11/6/20||Friday: NO Formal Session, Time for Customer Discovery|
9:30am – 12:00pm
9:30am – 12:00pm
|Final Presentations: Next Steps – Rutgers Innovation &|
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Resources
|post-cohort||11/20/20||Friday: 9:30 am|
To view the I-Corps@Rutgers application before you apply, click on the “apply here” button below and download as a pdf. Cohort 9 (Fall 2020) will be held virtually. Please are scheduling interviews for the Fall cohort on a rolling basis, it is recommended you apply as soon as possible.
Do you have an idea that you think has commercial potential? Do you want to learn some key concepts helpful in business? Do you dream of starting a company sometime in the future?
If your answers are yes, then the Rutgers I-Corps™ Site program may be for you. See additional information and eligibility guidelines below.
Rutgers I-Corps™ Site is funded by the National Science Foundation with the goal of nurturing and supporting local teams to help transition their technology concepts into the marketplace The Rutgers Site will provide advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding* to assist teams with the commercialization process and/or into becoming applicants for the National I-Corps™ Team.
Rutgers faculty, staff and students on ALL campuses are eligible to apply to the Rutgers I-Corps site cohorts. The community, and especially Rutgers Alum, are encouraged to participate as team mentors.
Site team ideas or projects can originate from student work, research (funded or unfunded), or institutional projects. The topical focus of a project should be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by the National Science Foundation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding project eligibility.
Learn more in the Rutgers Today article Bringing a Silicon Valley Approach to Help Rutgers Research Move Beyond the Laboratory, Rutgers launches local National Science Foundation supported program to train scientists to become entrepreneurs .
You must have at least two team members to be accepted to the Rutgers I-Corps Site Program. See the team members tab for a description of the various team members.
We have a rolling interview process and all teams that apply will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute phone interview with the I-Corps Leadership Team. We will begin phone interviews for Cohort 10 in early December.
If you are interested in participating in I-Corps but don’t have an innovation, we may be able to match you with a team. Please note that on your application.