Free Entrepreneurship Training Program

The Nebraska I-Corps program is part of the NSF Great Lakes I-Corps Hub
The Nebraska I-Corps program is part of the NSF Great Lakes I-Corps Hub

Could your idea eventually become a product or a service? Are you interested in bringing new perspectives to your research program? Do you want to consider starting a business? Join us for Nebraska I-Corps, a campus entrepreneurship training program led by NUtech Ventures.

Through the Lean Launchpad method, you’ll learn about value propositions, stakeholder ecosystems, interviewing prospective customers, and more. You’ll get to interview people in your field and learn which problems are important to them — and then consider what that means for your solution.

This seven-week program includes large group training sessions taught by NSF I-Corps-trained coaches, featuring interactive course content and practice in small groups. You’ll also take part in one-on-one office hours with trained facilitators from various entrepreneurship ecosystem resource providers, such as NUtech Ventures, UNL Extension, Invest Nebraska, and the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC).

The free, non-credit training program is open to all faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff at UNL and UNK. If you are not affiliated with the university but have a recommendation from an instructor or former participant, please let us know who referred you on your application. Due to limited program capacity, we will review your application and notify you if you are accepted.

Course Schedule
Each participant is required to attend all four main sessions (2.5 hours each) and a minimum of three office hours (30 minutes each); each team must also complete a minimum of 25 stakeholder interviews on their own time.

Session 1: Monday, February 26, 2024 from 4:00-6:30pm CT
Session 2: Monday, March 4, 2024 from 4:00-6:30pm CT
Session 3: Monday, March 25, 2024 from 4:00-6:30pm CT
Session 4: Monday, April 15, 2024 from 4:00-6:30pm CT

Please apply online: and you will be contacted by program staff regarding acceptance.

All training takes place online, via Zoom. Applicants who are accepted to the program will be given the Zoom information.

Questions can be directed to Joy Eakin, Entrepreneurship Program Manager at NUtech Ventures:

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