NSF/Missouri S&T I-Corps Site Workshop

Do you have a new business or product Idea? Is it STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related? Introducing I-Corps! The I-Corps Site experience is a crash course that encourages technical entrepreneurship by testing research, projects and ideas for their commercial potential. This program emphasizes getting out of the office and interviewing potential customers, partners, and investors. Anyone who wants to start a new business or has a new product idea is welcome to be a part of this FREE program.
All participants will learn to:
• Test your business concept
• Discover your customers
• Commercialize you product
• Find funding opportunities
Eligible STEM businesses can receive:
• Up to $2,000 micro-grant
• Eligibility to apply for national I-Corpstraining and up to $50,000

Date: Every Thursday in April, April 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 4pm to 7pm

Price: FREE

Location: OzSBI Conference Room

Sponsored by:  National Science Foundation (NSF) and Missouri S&T

Hosted by:  OzSBI, Missouri  State University and Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center

Register: Registration will be on the NSF/Missouri S&T I-Corps Site Wokshop website. Click here



Chrystal Irons

Chrystal Irons joined the MSU Small Business & Technology Development Center as director in May 2016.  She is responsible for coordinating the resources of the federal, state and local governments with the resources of the University and the private sector to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement in small businesses and prospective small businesses in southwest Missouri. Prior to joining MSU, Irons was the County Program Director and Business Development Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension and SBTDC in Taney County. She was with MU Extension in Taney County since 2010.  Irons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration from Drury University in Springfield, MO.  Her expertise is in QuickBooks coaching, business planning, financial projections as well as providing one-on-one business assistance to eight counties in the Southwest Missouri region.  She was recently voted the 2016 Missouri State Star Award recipient.  She is a fifteen year business owner and entrepreneur in a family business, A-1 Walls & Landscaping located in Ozark, MO.  She lives in Ozark with her husband and three children.

Dr, Bonnie Bachman

Since 2008, Dr. Bachman has been a Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. Her areas of research are creativity, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, innovation and sustainability. She is also a Faculty Fellow and Director of the National Science Foundation/Missouri S&T I-Corps Site Program. Prior to this position, she was Sr. Director, Strategic Technology Deployment and Mechanical Technology for Flextronics International and led design and development teams in Italy, China and the US. Bonnie was previously employed by Motorola, where she was Director of Emerging Technologies. Her team was involved in wireless product and sensor design and engineering, discovery of new technologies for bio-monitoring, and exploring wearable computer systems.




Date of Event: 
Apr 5 2018 - 4:00pm to Apr 26 2018 - 7:00pm