Aggie I-Corps

Aggie I-Corps is a training program to test the feasibility of your business idea. The goals of this program are to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the program you will receive mentorship, coaching and $2,000 in participant support. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Team must include a student Entrepreneurial Lead (EL), a faculty Principal Investigator (PI), and a Business Mentor (M). Detailed information about these roles is available here. You don't need a full team to apply, although preference is given to complete teams.
  • The student Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) must be a current NMSU student.
  • Availability to attend four two-hour workshops:
    • Spring 2018 Cohort will meet Fridays April 13th, 2018-May 4th, 2018
    • Fall 2018 Cohort will meet Fridays October 26th, 2018-November 16th, 2018
  • To successfully complete Aggie I-Corps, teams are expected to conduct thirty (30) interviews with potential customers for their product or service.
  • Projects can originate from student work, research (funded or unfunded), institutional, or industrial projects. The topical focus of a project must be in an area(s) of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) normally supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more information about what NSF funds please visit: www.nsf.gov/funding/aboutfunding.jsp

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Reach a go or no-go decision for your project.
  • If decision is go, project may receive eligibility for the National I-Corps program, which includes a $50,000 award.
  • Numerous follow-on funding opportunities SBIR/STTR in addition to National I-Corps.

If you have any questions please contact Studio G at studiog@nmsu.edu.

Apply For The Spring 2018 Cohort

Applications for Aggie I-Corps Spring 2018 Cohort are now open! Apply by March 18th, 2018 to be considered for the Spring 2018 Cohort. Please apply early, especially if you need help finding a team.

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