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.

We’ve gone virtual! We will be hosting our weekly sessions via Zoom from 3:00PM to 5:00PM on Mondays.

Accelerator Schedule

Week 1 - 6/22

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 - 6/29

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 - 7/6

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 - 7/13

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 - 7/20

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 - 7/27

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 a previous cohort: Bringing innovative research to market

Good luck!