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NYCRIN Testimonials

"NYCRIN is dedicated to teaching technology entrepreneurship and performing research that advances this endeavor. Its aim is to become a global leader in technology innovation and entrepreneurial business development by leveraging the existing innovation ecosystem in New York City."

Gillian Small, Ph.D., NYCRIN Principal Investigator, City University of New York

"I learned a lot from the I-Corps experience and I feel like my strategies toward my research have also changed. I am grateful for the time [the teaching team] spent reviewing my business canvas and interviews and providing [their] advice."

Omid Dehzangi, EL,
NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort

"The [I-Corps] program, along with the entire 'Teaching Team', was outstanding, even for someone who thinks they know a lot about the world of startups. It was, as they say, a valuable learning experience for me as a Mentor, as well as for our Team."

Tom Harrison, IM, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort

"Thanks again for a job well done!!!!! Everyone I reached out to the last couple of days had nothing negative to say. At times, PIs, mentors or ELs would approach me on their own and offer ONLY positive comments about both the curriculum and the instructors."

Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta, Program Director, I/UCRC and I-Corps

"I'd like to thank you all for guiding us throughout the customer discovery process."

Maciej Pietrusinski, EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort

"Thank you so much for your constant support and advice in training me towards entrepreneurship. The program was fun and educational at the same time."

Raviprasad Aduri, Ph.D., EL, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort

"Thank you again for being a critical (literally!) part of the I-Corps program for me. It was a great experience and I learned a lot."

Linda Plano, IM, NYCRIN April 2013 Cohort

 

10.24.13

Getting Ph.D.s to Think Like Entrepreneurs

In a crowded hotel conference room in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., in October, Jerry Engel told dozens of earnest young scientists and engineers to cut the “scientific crap” and instead identify would-be customers who might care about their products.


04.11.13

NYU Selected to Join NSF Innovation Corps

NYCRIN will embrace a “learn by doing” philosophy of entrepreneurship training and emphasize ideas central to the “lean startup” methodology, whose aim is to found frugal, capital-efficient organizations with a low burn rate.


04.02.13

NSF Awards $3.7 Million for Research-to-Marketplace Initiative

In a move designed to fast-track research to the marketplace, the National Science Foundationhas awarded a three-year $3.74 million grant to a collaboration between The City University of New York, Columbia University and New York University.


03.03.13

Fueling Start-Ups: NSF Grant Helps Advance the School's Entrepreneurship Initiatives

With this new award, the three universities are partners in NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps), a set of activities and programs that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their innovations beyond the laboratory and to commercialize their basic research projects.


03.01.13

Groundbreaking NSF Program to Support Academic Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation selected a consortium of CUNY, NYU and Columbia to establish a regional node for its groundbreaking Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program that prepares academic researchers to become entrepreneurs and speeds the commercialization of their research.


02.21.13   

New Grants to Innovation Corps "Nodes" Further Enhance Public-Private Partnership

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the latest round of grant awards made under the NSF's Innovation Corps (I-Corps) effort. I-Corps is a public-private partnership to help develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies.

 

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