Attend a Short Course

NSF I-Corps Short Courses are for university researchers and early-stage startup founders who are interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills.

Upcoming Short Courses

Carnegie Mellon and Pitt

September 20- Oct 12

Applications Closed

Syracuse University

September 28- Oct 12

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West Virginia University

September 28- Oct 13

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University of Vermont

Oct 16- Nov 2

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University of Rochester

Oct. 26 – Nov. 9

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Binghamton & Cornell (Clean Energy)

Oct 26- Nov 10

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Rochester Institute of Technology (Access Technologies)

November 2-16

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Binghamton University

November 2-17

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About Short Courses


While exploring your current project, you’ll learn to apply the same process to other technologies – now and in your future career. Participants in this free course will learn how to acquire and apply information from the marketplace, customer interviews, and industry partners.


The Short Course features lecture and group breakout work in person, followed by two weeks of remote sessions. At the end of the two weeks, teams present findings at an in-person wrap-up.


If you work with a team, the whole team can participate in the Short Course. Teams already working with industry mentors stand to maximize their experience in the Short Course, but a mentor is not required. Short Course participation is a great way to get connected with the nation-wide NSF I-Corps network of mentors, Sites, Nodes, and programming.

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