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  • 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:

Training on the Business Model Canvas & Customer Discovery Process
Coaching from industry experts and access to next step resources
Up to $2,000 to support customer discovery/development of product
Help to identify team members

Program Contacts

John Hoffert
NSF I-Corps Instructor

Alice Nichols
NSF I-Corps Instructor


Michelle Cote
NSF I-Corps Instructor

Caroline Dealy
Faculty Liaison

Alycia Chrosniak
Program Manager