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INNOVAR Workshop Program
Apply by January 21st, 2022


The Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center (EPIC) offers introductory training workshops to entrepreneurs within campus and the community as part of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program, named “INNOVAR Workshops”. This is a quarterly program that utilizes the Lean Launchpad methodology to evaluate product-market fit for an idea, technology or product and determine if it has market potential. If you have an innovative idea or technology and want to increase the chances of successful commercialization, UCR’s NSF INNOVAR workshops are for you.

  • Dedicated Mentorship - 1:1 mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Transferable Business skills - Sharpen presentation skills, learn basic business concepts and how to effectively present your idea or technology to non-technical audiences.
  • Expanded Network - Connect with fellow innovators, industry experts, and potential customers, partners, investors, and stakeholders.
  • Access to Funding - Upon completion, qualify for $50,000 from the NSF and apply for Proof of Concept grant funding of up to $35,000.

Deadline to apply – January 21, 2022:


Contact Jay Gilberg for more information:

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