Penn Center for Innovation

Fall 2020 I-Corps Schedule


Application Deadline: September 30, 2020


Networking session on Wed, September 30 from 12-1 pm.

If you have an idea but do not have a second team member yet, you will have 30 seconds to present your idea, and then you will be given your own Zoom room that people can enter to talk to you. If you do not have an idea and you are looking to join a team, this will be an opportunity to meet people. The majority of the session will be for networking time.

For the benefit of the session attendees, the I-Corps program application deadline will be extended to Friday 10/2 to allow more time for team formation. This extension is exclusively for session attendees.

Please register in advance for the networking session by filling out this Google form by Tuesday night. A link to the zoo session will be sent to you once you register.


Course Dates

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

  • October 9: Opening workshop (12-1pm)
  • October 16: Customers and Value Propositions
  • October 23: Interviewing Workshop I
  • October 30: Interviewing Workshop II
  • November 6: Entrepreneurial Panel (12-1pm)
  • November 13: Teams do Field Work and Mandatory Office Hours (1/2 hrs. TBD)
  • November 20: Closing Workshop


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