A learn-by-doing startup bootcamp designed for thinkers and doers.
IdeaLaunch is a free startup bootcamp open to entrepreneurial minds—engineers, researchers, scientists, artists, musicians, business and creative minds—thinkers and doers who are ready to solve problems and turn ideas into potential businesses. This virtual program helps teams examine their idea, research, or innovation for market fit.
*The IdeaLaunch Fall 2022 cohort is focused on supporting academic engineers, researchers, scientists working on STEM-based deep technologies. IdeaLaunch is an NSF I-Corps regional program.
Tuesday, October 11 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm CT
October 12 – 17
Meet & Greet Office Hours *scheduled based on team and instructor availability.
Tuesday, October 18 • 1:00 – 5:00 pm
October 24 – 28
Office Hours *scheduled based on team and instructor availability.
Tuesday, November 1 • 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8 • 1:00 – 5:00 pm
*All workshops are virtual.
Graduate students and faculty interested in translating their innovation and research into commercial ventures are encouraged to apply.
Teams must meet the following criteria:
• 2 – 5 team members who can participate in all workshops and all customer interview efforts (~10 – 15 hours per week)
• Technical proficiency of research or innovation, and you have an idea for product or service that incorporates your research or innovation
• Rights to practice intellectual property
Interested teams should apply at the link below. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, there are a limited number of slots available, so early application is encouraged.