Minnesota Innovation Corps Fellows
The University of Minnesota has scientists, engineers and medical practitioners who engage in breakthrough research and are strongly motivated to bring their breakthrough innovations to market, but lack business expertise. The Carlson School of Management has business-savvy MBA and MS students who want meaningful entrepreneurial experiences. Combining these talents and skills can help bring more inventions out of the lab to the market.
The MIN-Corps Fellows program starts with SciPitch, when innovators will pitch their business concepts to a crowd of Carlson MBA and MS students curious about becoming MIN-Corps Fellows. Each pitch describes the technology, its commercial potential and the business issues that concern the innovator. Carlson students then circulate to meet the innovators and discuss how their business skills could add value. Business teams are formed around each innovator.
The 2018-2019 MIn-Corps Fellows cohort is currently underway. Check back in Fall 2019 for the next SciPitch kickoff.