National Science Foundation Scales Up Entrepreneurship Program
The National Science Foundation will fund a major expansion of its Innovation Corps program, in an effort to teach NSF-funded university researchers how to build profitable startups around their technologies. In its initial stages, the two-year-old "I-Corps" program has flown researchers to Stanford University, the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech for prototype versions of the "Lean Launchpad" course originally developed at Stanford by serial entrepreneur and startup guru Steve Blank. Now the program is spreading to nine more universities, which have been singled out for three-year grants totaling $11.2 million.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063