"NYCRIN is dedicated to teaching technology entrepreneurship and performing research that advances this endeavor. Its aim is to become a global leader in technology innovation and entrepreneurial business development by leveraging the existing innovation ecosystem in New York City."
Gillian Small, Ph.D., NYCRIN Principal Investigator, City University of New York
"I learned a lot from the I-Corps experience and I feel like my strategies toward my research have also changed. I am grateful for the time [the teaching team] spent reviewing my business canvas and interviews and providing [their] advice."
Omid Dehzangi, EL,
NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
"The [I-Corps] program, along with the entire 'Teaching Team', was outstanding, even for someone who thinks they know a lot about the world of startups. It was, as they say, a valuable learning experience for me as a Mentor, as well as for our Team."
Tom Harrison, IM, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
"Thanks again for a job well done!!!!! Everyone I reached out to the last couple of days had nothing negative to say. At times, PIs, mentors or ELs would approach me on their own and offer ONLY positive comments about both the curriculum and the instructors."
Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta, Program Director, I/UCRC and I-Corps
"I'd like to thank you all for guiding us throughout the customer discovery process."
Maciej Pietrusinski, EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
"Thank you so much for your constant support and advice in training me towards entrepreneurship. The program was fun and educational at the same time."
Raviprasad Aduri, Ph.D., EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
"Thank you again for being a critical (literally!) part of the I-Corps program for me. It was a great experience and I learned a lot."
Linda Plano, IM, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort
The Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) could be a post-doctoral scholar, graduate, or other student with relevant knowledge of the technology and a deep commitment to investigating the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation. The Entrepreneurial Lead should also be both willing and able to support the transition of the technology, should the I-Corps project demonstrate the potential for commercial viability.
The I-Corps Mentor (IM) will typically be an experienced or emerging entrepreneur who operates in proximity to the institution and is experienced in transitioning technology out of academic labs. The I-Corps Mentor must be a third-party resource and may be recommended by the proposing institution or may be a member of the NSF-supported I-Corps Mentors network. The I-Corps Mentor will be responsible for guiding the team forward and reporting on its progress through regular communication with the cognizant NSF I-Corps program director.
The Principal Investigator (PI) will be responsible for overall grant management. The faculty PI must have been awarded NSF funding within the last 5 years. The technology to be developed must be linked to the prior NSF award.