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Apply now for the Spring 2019 course.

Apply by to qualify for  grant amount
3/10/2019 $750
3/3/2019 $1,500
2/10/2019 $2,250

Once a cohort fills up, you are queued for the next one

We are especially welcoming applications in the following areas:

  • Medical Devices and Digital Health
  • Robotics
  • The Internet of Things
  • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Social Impact Technologies
  • Blockchain applications


Forming your team:

I-Corps Site teams are composed of three (minimum) to five members. The members:

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Team Composition

Teams must have a minimum of two members and a maximum of four. The roles are as follows:


  • Technical Lead (TL): has a deep understanding of the technology at the core of the team’s idea. Has to be faculty, staff, or student at Penn.
  • Entrepreneurial Lead (EL): will organize team activities and be responsible for all deliverables. Has to be faculty, staff, or student at Penn.
  • Optional – Industry Mentor (IM): an individual with industry experience and not affiliated with the university as student or faculty
  • Optional – specialist (SP): an individual that possesses other skills that fit in with the team’s activities.

Time Commitments

The TL and EL must commit to class time plus approximately 10 additional hours a week for Customer Discovery.  Other team members must commit to 5-10 hours a week in addition to class time.