Program Benefits

Discover UChicago's World-Class Innovation Ecosystem

I-Corps is extra-curricular and participants do not receive course credit for participating in the program. However, all participants will receive the following special benefits:  

  • $2,500 (per team) grant from the National Science Foundation 
  • Designation as an NSF-funded project, leading to further opportunities for training and funding through the NSF’s national I-Corps program, Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program
  • Instruction and entrepreneurial education delivered by world-class faculty and staff from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business
  • Individualized mentorship and coaching, access to resources, and training from the Polsky Center 
  • Free membership and access to the co-working space, Fab Lab, events, and additional resources at the Polsky Exchange