A key benefit of the I-Corps program is access to funds to develop a prototype and/or complete additional interviews. Funding is limited to $5,000 and is only available to teams that meet the following criteria:
- Clear connection to a STEM discipline
- Completion and documentation of 15 customer interviews. Surveys or customer interviews that occurred prior to the I-Corps@ECU program do not count
- Strong justification as to how the funding will be used to aid in customer discovery and/or develop a prototype
- Explanation as to how customer interviews directed the team’s decision to use the funds
All funding requests must include itemized cost estimates/quotes. When available, website links to the item being purchased or conference being attended should be included. Request for salary is not allowable.
Request for funding can be submitted here.