Northeast I-Corps Hub Team Application

NSF I-Corps Hub: Northeast Region
Team Information
Explanation of Roles
Teams consist of at least an Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) and a Technical Lead (TL):

Entrepreneurial lead

  • The entrepreneurial lead may be a graduate student, postdoctoral scholar, undergraduate student or staff member with relevant knowledge of the technology or market and a commitment to investigate the potential opportunity for commercialization.
  • The role of the entrepreneurial lead is to drive the customer discovery process and support the transition of the technology into the marketplace if it demonstrates commercial viability.

Technical lead
  • The technical lead will often have been involved in creating the technology that forms the basis of the team’s business concept or possesses a high level of relevant technical expertise. The role of the technical lead is overall project management. The technical lead is often a faculty member and, if a company is formed, plays a key leadership role such as a scientific advisor or chief technical officer.

Industry Mentor
  • The industry mentor will typically be an experienced entrepreneur, intrapreneur or corporate innovator who serves as a third-party resource.
  • The role of the mentor is to guide the team forward and track progress.
  • Teams do not have to identify an industry mentor prior to application, but are encouraged to do so. 
Co-ELs, co-TLs and co-IMs are allowable, as long as all are active I-Corps team members.
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Team History
How did you hear about the I-Corps Hub Northeast
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Technology/Innovation Origin and Source
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related to the development of this technology:
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By submitting this application you are confirming that all team members agree to make every reasonable effort to attend all training sessions associated with the program and complete deliverables and required surveys in a timely manner. Please select your team role and type your name to signify your signature. Once complete, please click Submit.
Note: Each Team Member listed on the application will be sent a Personal Demographics & Commitment Survey to confirm their individual participation if accepted into the program.

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