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UA FemTech Cohort | Fall 2024

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - October 8 @ 4:00 pm

The 4-weeks I-Corps regional training program provides a hands-on, high-impact and fast-paced opportunity for innovators to learn to commercialize their technology. Each cohort is fully remote and consists of a 1-hour Kick-Off Session plus four 3-hour sessions during the cohort dates.

Are you ready to shape the Future of Tech Solutions for Women? Register now for the FemTech I-Corps Cohort! Startup teams in these areas are encouraged to apply: fertility and family planning apps, wellness and self-care platforms, fashion and beauty tech, financial management tools, community networking platforms, home automation devices, educational and skill building apps, sexual wellness and pleasure products, travel and adventure platforms, environmental and sustainability solutions, and female-centric designs.

Four-week Cohort Application

Optional Information Session
Friday, September 6th
1 – 2 PM MST via Zoom

Tuesday, September 10th
1 – 2 PM MST via Zoom

Training Sessions
Every Tuesday, September 17 – October 8, 2024
1 – 4 PM MST | All sessions remote via Zoom

Apply Today

NSF Program Highlights:

  1. Hands-On Innovation: The NSF I-Corps regional training program provides a hands-on, high-impact, and fast-paced opportunity to learn how to commercialize your technology.
  2. Use-Inspired Research: With a focus on creating solutions that have a tangible impact on society, your use-inspired research will reach new heights. Through the I-Corps program, your innovations will be guided by a commitment to address real-world challenges and make a positive difference.
  3. Customer-Focused Discovery Process: Immerse yourself in a customer-focused discovery process aimed at gathering crucial insights to maximize the impact of your intellectual property. Conduct customer discovery interviews, study customer/stakeholder needs, and collect insights into their workflows.
  4. Financial Support: Teams that successfully complete the training may qualify for a small award of up to $3,000. Moreover, exceptional teams may be recommended to the National I-Corps Teams program, where they could qualify for an additional grant of $50,000.

Team structure for participation is flexible (single-member teams are allowed), but teams typically consist of:

      • Entrepreneurial lead: Responsible for investigating the commercial landscape surrounding the innovation
      • Technical lead:  Inventor or creator of the product/service
      • Mentor: Experienced or emerging entrepreneur

Accepted teams will complete a fully remote I-Corps training which is an assumption/hypothesis testing, customer discovery focused process to gather important insights on problem/solution fit and product/market fit to maximize the impact of an innovation. Successful teams that complete the Desert and Pacific Regional I-Corps training may qualify for and be recommended to the National I-Corps Teams program.