LA NODE REGIONAL I-CORPS™ PROGRAM
The I-Corps Hub West offers a free, two part regional program (ZAP & BOOM). Regional courses are taught by experienced entrepreneurs. Team or individuals who complete the regional program are eligible to receive lineage and a letter of recommendation for the NSF I-Corps National program ($50,000 grant).
Regional course participants will learn to:
- Evaluate a technology’s commercialization potential
- Find and talk to potential customers and industry stakeholders
- Identify their customer(s)
- Identify the real problem(s) the customer needs solved
- Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
ZAP! introduces participants to the Lean Startup methodology and techniques to direct customer discovery through field interviews.
The advanced BOOM (formerly CaDRE) course consists of two sessions, requires 10 interviews, and is conducted online.