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What benefits does WSU I-Corps provide?

  • Independent evaluation of your business idea, intellectual property considerations, and mentors from industry to advise your team.
  • Mentorship and business/technology insight from relevant industry-affiliated partners and alumni.
  • Funding (up to $2500) to meet with potential customers for testing of you business ideas.
  • Designation as an NSF-funded project, enabling teams to apply through the NSF National I-Corps program, and NSF SBIR/STTR Grants.
  • Connections to potential customers, industry representatives, venture capital groups, and small business consulting firms.
  • If applicable, assistance protecting WSU intellectual property through the Office of Commercialization.
  • Follow-up incorporation and investment support for Teams whose projects result in a viable business opportunity.

Team Semplice – grand prize winners of the 2017 WSU Business Plan Competition