Spring 2019: I-Corps @ ECU
I-Corps @ ECU: A program guided by skilled mentors that dives into customer identification and value proposition, while also assessing channels, customer relationships, revenue streams, key resources, key activities, key partners, and cost structure. At the conclusion, teams will have conducted a minimum of 50 interviews and come to a Go/No-Go decision.
Priority: STEM projects are given a priority and are eligible for up to $3,000 “mini-grant” to support customer discovery efforts or to develop a minimum viable product. Non-STEM projects are eligible for I-Corps training but in-eligible for funding.
Schedule: This program features a 2 day Boot Camp (January 25th: 1-5 pm and January 26th: 9 am-Noon). After successfully completing Boot Camp, teams will use the I-Corps Epiphany Dashboard to learn Lean Launch Methodology. During the course, mentors are available to answer questions and provide guidance on Friday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Willis Building Auditorium.
Ideal Participant: Any faculty, staff, student, post doc or friend of ECU who have previously completed I-Corps Phase I, lean launch-style training through ECU’s i-6 grant, Honors College, Horizons LLC or other similar training.
Expectations: Teams are expected to attend Boot Camp and I-Corps mentor sessions on February 1st and April 5th (1-3 pm Willis Building Auditorium). To receive an I-Corps certificate, teams must conduct 50 interviews, attend the required training sessions and complete training provided on the I-Corps Epiphany Dashboard.