Proposed business technical ventures should be in either the idea, development, or startup stages and have a scalable impact. Startups can be in a wide variety of topics including (but not limited to) medical devices, mobile applications, software, physical products, internet of things, social startups, hardware, wearables, etc.
Accepted teams must commit to an initial training session, 10-12 Customer interviews. Failure to complete these elements of the program may be grounds for disqualification from the NSF I-Corps Site program and forfeiture and/or repayment of any grant awards associated with the program.
Participants will be selected on the basis of team, intellectual property/technology strength, and fit with the I-Corps Program mission.
Teams must spend their Grant Award within six months. Teams must determine the dates they plan to spend the Grant Award. This can be done using the itemized financial plan (xls).
Types of acceptable expenses are:
And with prior approval; AFTER completion of the required interviews:
All expenses must be either purchased through the Mass I-Corps Site program administrator or be reimbursed after personal purchase. All expenses must be approved by I-Corps Site program Administration prior to purchase.
Please email Thomas O'Donnell: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-934-2641 with any questions regarding the I-Corp Program at UMass.