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Skandalaris I-Corps Ignite Program

Thursday, February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Organized By Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Online Event


The IGNITE program is open to everyone with an idea for a new venture and provides an experiential learning opportunity to show how founders build startups. The I-Corps IGNITE program demonstrates entrepreneurial steps to increase opportunities for success and was designed to help anyone seeking to commercialize new technology.

Instructors: Bonnie BachmanKaren Foelsch, and Mike Seper

This event will explore:

  • Understanding and Interviewing the Customer
  • Hypothesis Testing and Developing a Value Proposition

The National Science Foundation I-Corps™ program at Washington University in St. Louis is led by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and proud to be an affiliate NSF I-Corps Site through the Missouri S&T I-Corps program. The new IGNITE format has been designed by the Skandalaris Center at Washington University to lower the barriers to entry and expand the opportunity for inclusivity of all innovators and entrepreneurs.

Please register below to receive the Zoom link the morning of the event.