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Sat, Apr 23



Lean Startup Bootcamp

This four-day two-weekend bootcamp covers the basics of how to turn your startup idea into a successful business.

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Time & Location

Apr 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM



About the event

LEAN Bootcamp

This two-weekend virtual NSF I-Corps boot camp aims to provide insights into the key steps to building a startup. Students get hands-on experience structuring their idea into a plan of action, creating a business model. By the end of the course, you will have a detailed understanding of your business plan and best articulate your goals in a pitch.

All students and faculty at UCSC are open to taking this course. Completion of this course will contribute to the entrepreneur certificate and qualify you for the I-Corps grant. Additionally, this boot camp will help prepare your pitch for SlugTank on May 7th.

Topics include:

  • The Lean Startup Method and the Business Model Canvas: How Entrepreneurs Generate Compelling Ideas
  • Customer Discovery: How to Best Test Your Ideas
  • Present Like an Entrepreneur: How to Pitch Yourself & Your Ideas

Program Dates: April 23, April 24, April 30, & May 1

Program Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM PST

Program Location: Virtual

Professor: Nada Miljkovic


The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business, or industry requirements and challenges.

I-Corps facilitates the transformation of inventions into impact. The curriculum integrates scientific inquiry and industrial discovery in an inclusive, data-driven culture led by rigor, relevance, and evidence. Through I-Corps training, researchers can reduce the time to translate a promising idea from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Additional information on I-Corps can be found here.

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