Funded by the National Science Foundation, Innovation Corps@ECU embraces the formation of ideas, innovation and commercialization of inventions by using proven methods in lean launch, customer discovery and business model innovation. The project aims to prepare and support ECU faculty, staff, students, entrepreneurs and industries in the process of validating the potential for new products, services and technologies while launching new companies. Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, our extensive network of resources, personalized training and diverse mentors will guide you in fully exploring the value of your idea. I-Corps@ECU supports 30 entrepreneurial teams per year and provides seed grants of up to $3,000 per team to help fund customer discovery and prototype development activities.

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I-Corps@ECU Contacts

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Marti Van Scott
Director of Licensing and Commercialization


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Ted Morris
Associate Vice Chancellor of Millennial Campus Development and Partnerships



I-Corps in Action