WHAT IS BOOM?

The advanced BOOM course is the next step in the regional program for teams that have completed ZAP! It consists of two sessions, requires 10 interviews, and is conducted online. Additional guidance for teams in the aerospace/defense and healthcare industries is provided. Select teams that complete BOOM will be recommended for the National I-Corps™ Program, where they can become eligible for the $50,000 I-Corps™ grant.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE FIRST BOOM SESSION?

You will need to submit the deck used during your final presentation in ZAP! at least two days before the first BOOM session.

HOW MUCH DOES BOOM COST?

There is no fee for BOOM.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS?

Yes, attendance is mandatory for both sessions.

DOES MY PI OR MENTOR NEED TO ATTEND BOOM?

While it can be beneficial for the PI to attend BOOM, it is not required. The Entrepreneurial Lead is the only team member required to attend the course.

WHERE IS THE CLASSROOM?

BOOM is held virtually using the BlueJeans platform. Instructions will be sent to you 5-7 days before the first session.

HOW DO I ACCESS COURSE MATERIALS?

Course materials will be provided to you 5-7 days before the first session.

These questions and answers have information taken from the USC node website, http://lanode.org/.