LA NODE REGIONAL I-CORPS™ PROGRAM
The LA Node Regional NSF I-Corps™ Program, which consists of ZAP and BOOM, introduces participants to Lean Startup Methodology, Customer Discovery techniques, and the Business Model Canvas. It is offered several times a year at UCLA, USC, Caltech, and a few other partner schools. In the Regional program, teams of two or more learn fundamental learn I-Corps™ principles during in-person and virtual sessions, conduct interviews with potential customers, and validate their commercialization strategy. By the end, teams will be evaluated for eligibility for the National NSF I-Corps™ Program and its $50,000 I-Corps™ team grant.
This short regional program enables the participants to:
Develop entrepreneurial skills
Evaluate odds for commercial success
Work to establish product-market fit
Achieve eligibility to apply for $50,000 I-Corps™ National team grant