Akron’s I-Corps prepares entrepreneurs to fill a market need
Akron continues to get support for its startups from a federal program many people have probably never heard of: the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, better known to participants as simply I-Corps.
It’s been a sort of boot camp for entrepreneurs affiliated with the University of Akron and Kent State University for nearly eight years.
“We’re able to accommodate about 25 companies per cohort, and we run three cohorts a year,” said local I-Corps instructor Elyse Ball, who is also assistant counsel and project manager at the University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF), which coordinates I-Corps in the region.
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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Dan Shingler.
Originally published April 4, 2021.
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