2019 I-Corps Life Sciences Regional Program at MD Anderson

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 2019 I-Corps Life Sciences Regional Program at MD Anderson

Additional dates:

Completed Event:January 1, 1970Opening Session Day 2: 8am-5pm
Completed Event:January 1, 1970Closing Session: 8am-5pm
Completed Event:October 9, 201910/7/2019
Completed Event:October 29, 2019Pre-event Welcome Reception: 5pm-8pm

Do you have a new idea or technology for life sciences? Want to refine your innovation and develop a business plan for your potential startup? Submit your application now for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 2019 National Science Foundation Fall I-Corps Life Sciences Regional Program in Houston, Texas.

The Center for Entrepreneurship Advancement at MD Anderson, the #1 cancer center in the world according to US News and World Report, is proud to host a Regional NSF I-Corps Program specifically focused on life science technologies including medical devices, digital health, and more. Academic and early-stage start-ups will engage with and receive feedback from a nationally-certified teaching team from the NSF and National Institutes of Health National I-Corps programs through both onsite and virtual aspects of the four week program.

Teams will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews beginning August 12th. The final application deadline is September 6th. However, applications may close earlier if all slots are full before September 6th.

All members from accepted teams are required to attend the following: 

  • Welcoming reception: October 7th evening in Houston, Texas
  • Opening (in person): October 8th and 9th in Houston, Texas
  • Classroom sessions (online): October 16th and 23rd, 1pm-4pm central time
  • Closing (in person): October 29th in Houston, Texas

Outcomes of the program include:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Lean Start-up and customer discovery
  • Develop the foundation for the Business Model Canvas (BMC) for your idea or technology
  • Engage and connect with other innovation teams
  • Discover new insights from customer interviews
  • Connect with world-class key stakeholders and key opinion leaders across the Texas Medical Center
  • Qualify and prepare for application to the NSF national I-Corps programs (acceptance into the national program includes a $50,000 award to develop product-market fit)
  • Increase the potential success rate for future SBIR/STTR funding submissions