I-Corps Program at Penn for students and postdocs

The I-Corps Program is for Penn affiliated individuals to work with Penn-generated ideas and technologies. It is free to participants, and accepted teams receive grants of up to $3000 for their startup idea.  The Fall course kicks off on October 23 and runs for 5 weeks.  The spring course starts on March 17.

Penn I-Corps teaches young entrepreneurs how to test and validate their startup ideas. Participants do not need to have a full team upon signing up, and we pair those with startup ideas with those who want to join a team.

Penn I-Corps has trained 115 teams since 2015.  66 are active startups and received grants totaling $13+ million, including the two most recent winners of the President’s Innovation Prize. Most of our companies stay in Philadelphia and hire local talent.

Space is limited, teams are evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications are rolling and are being accepted now. The final application deadline for the fall is Thursday, October 10.

If you are interested in learning more about I-Corps, come to our upcoming information session:

  • Wednesday, October 2

All info sessions are from 12 pm – 1 pm at 3600 Civic Center Blvd., Fl 9

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber