January I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

“The Bay Area I-Corps team gave us the shove we needed to move from what to why. We spent time understanding why our customers’ problems were important to them and why they are important to employers & insurers. Getting to the root and learning how to communicate it back to them in their language will be critical to our growth & success! Thank you I-Corps for the relentlessly honest feedback, the fire-under-our-butts motivation, mostly-funny jokes, and incredible cohort.” – Chris Wang, co-founder of Shimmer

Shimmer is a multidisciplinary, multi-school team focused on helping mental health patients in crisis. Chris Wang (MBA 22) was joined by co-founder and UCSF Medical School student Jon Wang and other team member to conduct 21 customer discovery interviews during the week long class.

One week after the class concluded, the team was awarded a $5k Blackstone Launchpad Fellowship for Spring.

What can I-Corps do for your STEM startup? Apply for our next cohort & find out!