I-Corps Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for the $3,000 I-Corps Mini-Grant you must meet 4 basic eligibility criteria, defined below:

✔ You must have successfully completed (within the last year), or currently be completing an I-Corps affiliated training program.

View all of the approved bootcamps.

✔ Your idea or project must be in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline.

✔ Your team must have a current connection to Penn State.

In many cases one or more team members will be current Penn State students, faculty, or staff members. In the case of an Entrepreneurial Lead who doesn’t have a Penn State connection (Ex: community member) a Penn State Faculty or Staff member can serve as your Academic Lead to grant eligibility to the team.

✔ Your team must commit to performing a minimum of 30 Customer Discovery Interviews over the course of your Mini-Grant.

Please note that these interviews should be in addition to any interviews you perform over the course of taking your I-Corps affiliated training program.