The University of Minnesota MIN-Corps program is proud to work with Launch Minnesota, an initiative of MN-DEED, helping you translate your innovation to a fundable, high-growth business. We use the Lean Startup (also called Lean LaunchPad) approach, a structured process to quickly assess and refine business concepts, thus avoiding costly mistakes and accelerating your progress to market launch. Five modules: lean startup intro, product-market fit, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, and market assessment.
The certificate courses are for academic scientists and technology entrepreneurs exploring the potential commercialization of specific innovations. Academic teams are elegible for $3,000 grants for nontechnical prototyping and customer research, and may qualify for the I-Corps Teams program ($50,000 grant). Nonacademic teams will have done the groundwork necessary for an SBIR or Launch MN grant application, as well as the earliest stages of investor due diligence.
Webinars are open to anyone interested in learning about the Lean Startup process.
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