Offered by the Midwest I-Corps Node, in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duality, the Jumpstart workshop will help teams explore the commercial viability of quantum technologies, including hardware and software solutions as well as quantum-enabling technologies.
Based on the Lean LaunchPad approach, the workshop is specifically designed to empower innovators to test the potential of their ideas and envision how they could play out in the real world. All accepted teams will receive a micro-grant from the National Science Foundation and personalized support from experienced instructors.
>> Applications are due Friday, October 15. Apply here.
“By participating in this intensive customer discovery program with other quantum focused, faculty, researchers, graduate students, and innovators, teams will discover how to translate their quantum technology into applications that solve real-world problems that someone is will to pay for. Armed with this knowledge, teams will significantly increase the likelihood of being accepted into the next Duality Accelerator cohort and be enabled to achieve the maximum company growth, acceleration, and follow on funding,” said John Thode, a lead instructor from the Midwest Node of the NSF National I-Corps program and clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.