NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site Program

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support teams transitioning their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

The I-Corps Site entrepreneurial education program is based on the I-Corps curriculum with experiential, collaborative learning and uses the Business Model Canvas with the Lean LaunchBoard methodology.

The program will be a catalyst and morale booster to create a critical mass of innovators and entrepreneurs    to establish more technology hubs, increase the state economic base, and engage civic leaders and other stakeholders. It will be a bridge for collaboration with state wide economic development and startup communities.

The Site workshops are open to innovators and entrepreneurs across the State of Missouri, specifically:

  • University employees (faculty, post docs, staff and administration)
  • College/University students of all levels
  • Regional participants served by the extended S&T affiliate program

The primary workshop offered is a free 4 week program (1 night a week for 3 hours). The Site program furnishes instructors, text and a digital tool for customer discovery. Micro grants are available for STEM approved projects. Participants are not required to have previous experience in business or entrepreneurship in order to be accepted into the I-Corps Site program.



I-Corps Application

To apply, please click apply today.

2017-2018 S&T I-Corps Site Schedule

2017 S&T I-Corps Site Schedule

(4 week Training Sessions)

Cohort 5: September 5-26, 2017

Cohort 6: Feb 6-27, 2018

2017 St. Louis I-Corps Site Schedule

Cohort 1: Mar 2-23, 2017 St. Louis (T-REX)

2017 MU-Columbia I-Corps Site Schedule

Cohort 3: April 6-27, 2017



For more information on the Missouri S&T and St. Louis cohort dates, please contact Misty House, housem@mst.edu

For more information on the MU-Columbia cohort dates, please contact Sandra Marin,  RuizS@umsystem.edu


I-Corps Teams

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