NSF I-CorpsVenture Partners at CU Boulder is proud to be a leader of the I-CorpsTM Hub: West Region, one of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (“I-Corps”) Hubs. This Hub is a partnership with seven of the top research universities across the Western United States, alongside our partners the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

What is I-Corps?

I-Corps programs are designed to help reduce the time and risk associated with translating promising ideas and technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. This personalized program helps researchers transform their discoveries into products and services that can benefit society within a community of entrepreneurs, educators and mentors. Anyone is welcome to attend, including those outside the CU System.

Why participate?

  • Build relationships and gain skills in an inclusive, welcoming environment
  • Chance to win a $50,000 small business grant in the national I-Corps program
  • Become part of the I-Corps national ecosystem as an alumni with access to resources across the Hub-member institutions

"[The] programs have beenincredibly helpful in transitioningfrom a research discovery mindset inthe laboratory to a market discovery mindset." —Mark Rentschler, CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering professor

Programming Track

Follow the Venture Partner at CU Boulder programming track all the way to the National program.