Just over a year ago, the University of Akron launched its I-Corps™ Site. Elyse Ball, Assistant Counsel at the University of Akron Research Foundation, is an instructor at the Site and a key part of its success. I asked Elyse what’s new at Akron and she said, “Thus far, 29 teams from UA and five teams from neighboring institutions have completed the program. As with many of the I-Corps Sites, our program focuses on the upper right corner of the business model canvas with sessions covering intellectual property, customer discovery, value propositions, testing hypotheses, and competitive product analysis.”
The Akron I-Corps™ Site has published a nice overview of their curriculum here.