How to Start a Business – Inventors & Tech Innovators.

The Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) course helps entrepreneurs and inventors learn how to start a business. Based on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps™ program for Lean Startups, ICAP helps inventors and entrepreneurs take the right first steps in bringing new technologies and innovations to market.

FREE Training For Busy Entrepreneurs!

ICAP includes FREE training programs and counseling services offered through ICAP instructors and local SBDC counselors. ICAP helps startups identify potential customers and develop successful business models based on that knowledge. It is an ideal program for early-stage companies trying to prepare for eventual venture investment.

ICAP Clients first attend a 2-week introductory short course that begins a year-long program of customer discovery and developing a successful business model.