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Do you have an idea or a new technology that you believe could solve key challenges in the real world?

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I-Corps Hub West Programs

Ready to build your technology startup?

We help you get data-driven insights to find out where you fit best in the marketplace.

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ZAP

WHO

Graduate students & research faculty with deep technology to bring to market.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Gain a broad introduction to Lean Startup Methodology and The business model canvas. Identify your customers and refine your value proposition through practical exercises.

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BOOM

WHO

Teams who have completed ZAP, invitation-only. If you don’t have an NSF grant, you must complete ZAP and BOOM to gain sponsorship for the national I-Corps program.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Dive deeper into customer discovery and the business ecosystem — mapping your journey from deep-tech innovation to scaling a startup.

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NATIONAL

WHO

Teams with NSF grant Funding and teams who have successfully completed ZAP, BOOM, and a final screening process.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

If accepted to the national program, you will receive a $50,000 grant from the NSF to support the commercialization of your deep technology. 

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