December I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

NSF I-Corps wrapped up 2020 with outstanding teams from UC Berkeley, UC Merced, Cal Poly SLO, UCSC & Stanford. 💪💪 Berkeley Haas #EMBA team Novasine conducted 20 customer discovery interviews that yielded unique insights for their product roadmap. Cal-Stanford team ETTA also gained greater clarity around who their actual customer is for their drug delivery … Continue reading December I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

NSIN Partnership Opens New Possibilities

The National Security Innovation Network, a program office within the U.S. Department of Defense,  and the Blum Center have expanded their partnership to connect students, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the University of California, Berkeley, with the DoD. This collaboration expands opportunities for researchers as well as students to work directly with organizations across DoD to … Continue reading NSIN Partnership Opens New Possibilities

November I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

Teams from across UC Berkeley, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO & Stanford elected to spend the first week in November with NSF I-Corps! Berkeley Haas MBA/MPH students refined their idea for a solution to support patients with chronic conditions. Armed with new skills, they'll build on the initial 15 interviews to refine the target segment even … Continue reading November I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap-Up

Coreshell Technologies Raises $4M

National NSF I-Corps team Coreshell Technologies recently announced raising $4M for their lithium-ion battery coating. After completing National I-Corps as a community-track team (Summer '18), the company obtained a Phase I NSF SBIR grant. Since then, they've continued to refine their technology to align with the needs uncovered during customer discovery: reduced cost with added … Continue reading Coreshell Technologies Raises $4M

Bay Area Node: Celebrating 80 National Teams

So much to celebrate with our first 80 National I-Corps teams! Founders with fundamental tech innovations from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Haas, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford shared their journeys to, through and beyond the 7 week/100 interviews/$50k National program. See the recording here. Password: C5m09#5A Several founders shared their original two minute Lessons Learned videos … Continue reading Bay Area Node: Celebrating 80 National Teams

July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

Another strong cohort this month with teams from across the Bay Area (UC Berkeley, UCSF, Stanford, SFSU) and beyond, including UNR, Harvard Medical School and three Yale-affiliated teams! One standout team that's well poised for Nationals is KovaDx. The team was also recently award a summer-long Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Fellowship.  KovaDx is developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Berkeley: Wrap Up

July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules

The Bay Area Node took the show on the road...metaphorically speaking, to train sixteen UC Davis teams in a special edition of NSF I-Corps! Technologies ranged from machine vision for seed sorting to a specially-engineered supplement mitigating methane emissions from cows.  Teams ranged from a Chemistry professor working with tea plants to grad students developing … Continue reading July I-Corps @ UC Davis: AgTech Rules