Schedule

University of Georgia I-Corps cohort October 2017

Location

Classes will be taught at the Jackson Street Building from 5:00-7:30PM on Mondays and Coaching Sessions will also be held at the Jackson Street Building on Thursdays by appointment.

Accelerator Schedule

Week 1 - 1/27

Class Topics

  • Intro to I-Corps and why it exists
  • Product Market Fit Canvas Basics
  • Basics of Hypotheses
  • Introducing the Business Thesis
  • Team Presentation
    • Introductory presentation (3 Slides)

Coaching Session Expectations:

  • Minimum 15 Potential Interviewees
  • Revise PMF Canvas

Week 2 Homework Assignments & Deliverables

    • Update team presentation with learnings
    • Minimum 5 Interviews by Class 2

Week 2 - 2/3

Class Topics

  • Team Presentations
  • Customer Segments
  • Interview Techniques

Coaching Session Expectation

  • Updated PMF Canvas and notes from this week’s interviews
  • Minimum of 7-8 interviews this week to stay on track!

Week 3 Homework Assignments & Deliverables

  • Conduct additional face to face customer interviews
  • Update team presentation with this week’s learnings

Week 3 - 2/10

Class Topics

  • Team Presentations
  • Value Propositions
  • Market Research

Coaching Session Expectation:

  • Updated PMF Canvas and notes from interviews
    • Total Addressable Market (TAM), Served Available Market (SAM), and Target Market (TM) Estimates
  • Have about 15 completed face to face interviews to stay on track!

Week 4 Homework Assignments & Deliverables

  • Conduct additional customer interviews
  • Update team presentation with this week’s learnings

Week 4 - 2/17

Class Topics

  • Team Presentations
  • Risks
  • How to Pitch

Coaching Session Expectation:

  • Updated PMF Canvas and notes from interviews
  • Draft Pitch Style Presentation
  • Have about 22-23 completed face to face interviews to stay on track!

Week 5 Homework Assignments & Deliverables

  • Conduct additional customer interviews
  • Update team presentation with this week’s learnings/shift to pitch style presentation

Week 5 - 2/24

Class Topics

  • Team Presentations
  • Storytelling
  • Introduction to What’s Next after I-Corps

Coaching Session Expectation:

  • Updated PMF Canvas and notes from interviews
  • Updated draft of pitch style presentation
  • Have close to 30 completed face to face interviews to stay on track!

Week 6 Homework Assignments & Deliverables

  • Conduct additional customer interviews (we need 30+ from each team!)
  • Prepare for final presentation

Final Presentation - 3/2

Final Presentation!

We will be inviting local innovation members, funding agencies and interested UGA community members to a celebration event with each team completing the presentations and networking afterwards. See here for an article from last cohort: Bringing innovative research to market

Good luck!