• The 10th cohort of the Accelerate UConn program celebrate their hard work throughout the program.

Accelerate UConn is UConn’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. Its mission is to catalyze entrepreneurial teams whose technology concepts are likely candidates for commercialization. Educational programs share the principles of the I-Corps Curriculum on Lean Launchpad methodology. With the support of Accelerate UConn, teams will learn first-hand about entrepreneurship and explore the transition of their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Develop new ways to communicate the value of your product or technology
  • Understand the structure of the market you are entering
  • Develop strategies for generating demand for your product or technology
  • Identify the next steps needed to launch your venture
  • Identify customers most likely to bring you first revenue

Teams will receive:

  • 5 weeks of training on the Business Model Canvas and Customer Discovery Process
  • Coaching from industry experts and access to next step resources
  • Up to $2,000 to support customer discovery and development of minimum viable product
  • Help to identify team members