Venture School Programs

Venture School Programs

WHATS THE BIG IDEA?

Venture School programs are designed to aid aspiring entrepreneurs in accelerating the startup process through real-world experimentation and valuable mentor feedback – all while increasing your businesses’ chance for success.

 

LEARNING THE BEST – FROM THE BEST

The Venture School programs are the only I-Corps a credited community programs available in the state of Iowa.

Venture school programs use the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Curriculum.  All Venture School instructors have completed  National Science Foundation’s I-Corps  Lean LaunchPad training. This approach focuses on flipped classroom teaching, lean methodologies and customer discovery by utilizing Steve Blank’s resources.

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WHAT VENTURE SCHOOL PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR ME?

The University of Iowa provides three Venture School options to best serve each entrepreneur whether they are a member of the community, a student, or a University of Iowa faculty member. Regardless of your location or experience level, there is a Venture School program for you.

VENTURE SCHOOL

For Community Startups and Businesses

Venture School for entrepreneurs is a program open to community members. The program runs statewide, with physical locations in Iowa City and Des Moines, as well as an online option.

FACULTY INNOVATORS

For University of Iowa Faculty and Staff

The Faculty Innovators Program, a shortened, 4-week version of Venture School which serves as an introduction to the tech transfer process and a gateway for University faculty members to advance to the national level with the NSF I-Corps program.

STUDENT ACCELERATOR

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students Across the State of Iowa

The Student Accelerator Program lasts 8 weeks  and takes place over the summer in Iowa City. Both undergraduate and graduate students from colleges across the state of Iowa are welcome to apply.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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