Penn Center for Innovation

I-Corps Schedule


Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Information & Networking sessions

We will host several sessions via zoom to provide information about the spring I-Corps offering and to facilitate forming teams. You can attend even if you do not have an idea or a team.

The final information session is Monday, March 1 from 12pm – 1pm. To attend, register here.


Spring 2021 Course Dates

Fridays from 9am to 12:30pm unless stated:

  • March 19: Opening workshop (12-1pm)
  • March 26: Customers and Value Propositions
  • April 2: Customer Ecosystem and Workflows
  • April 9: Techniques for Interviewing
  • April 16: Entrepreneurial Panel (12-1pm)
  • April 23: Teams do Field Work and Mandatory Office Hours (1/2 hrs. TBD)
  • April 30: Closing Workshop


Spring 2021 Pitch Development Workshop

A well-developed pitch is indispensable in promoting your startup. Through this workshop, you will develop a pitch deck that you can use to raise funds, engage partners, and build up your company.

Penn I-Corps will select eight teams from the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 cohorts to participate in the Pitch Development Workshop.

  • Fri May-7: guide to developing your pitch (10 am to 12 pm)
  • May-10, 11, 12: office hours for each team
  • Fri May 14:pitch in front of investors (12-2 pm)


I-Corps Participants


Download course sample syllabus


Opening Workshop

  • Introduction to I-Corps
  • Team Introductions
  • Business Model Generation


Interviewing Workshop

  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Designing an interview guide


Entrepreneurial Resources Panel

  • Meet with potential investors
  • Discover local resources and influencers


Mid-Point Office Hours

  • Teams will schedule half hour meetings with the I-Corps instructors


Closing Workshop

  • Team Presentations
  • National Program
  • Next steps