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Application Deadline: June 26th, 2023
Proof Positive is designed to help entrepreneurs identify and understand their target market and the needs of their potential customers. This unique 4-week curriculum fuses Science Center startup expertise with the proven lean startup concepts of the National Science Foundation I-Corps methodology to help entrepreneurs build products that meet real customer needs and create long-term value.
Designed in conjunction with NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub, Proof Positive helps entrepreneurs focus on customer discovery, leading to better and faster business validation.
This collaboration has been seeded by a generous gift from Spark Therapeutics to support entrepreneurs addressing unmet community needs with a focus on recruitment in West Philadelphia. The inaugural cohort of Proof Positive will culminate with The Marrazzo Award which will be presented to a groundbreaking company exemplifying the values of entrepreneurship and inclusive innovation espoused by Spark Co-founder, Jeff Marrazzo.
Following the cohort, eligible Proof Positive participants will have access to additional financial support from the NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub.
NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub is sponsored by grant #NSF 2048602
- Participating ventures must be tech-enabled
- Two team members required
- Participants must be able to attend all four sessions in-person
Session Dates and Times:
- Thursday, July 6th from 4-7pm EST
- Thursday, July 13th from 4-7pm EST
- Thursday, July 20th from 4-7pm EST
- Thursday, July 27th from 4-7pm EST
Session Location: All sessions will take place in-person as part of Venture Cafe Philadelphia at 3675 Market Street, Floor 3 Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Questions? Email Jen Rajchel at email@example.com