Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge (NTEC)
Designed as a pre-NSF I-Corps experience, NTEC provides experiential entrepreneurship education for teams led by undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars. NTEC teams learn about the importance of customer discovery and how to leverage NNCI resources to develop a nanotechnology-enabled minimum viable product (MVP). The seven-week program culminates in a “pitch” event where teams share their progress with business leaders. By leveraging entrepreneurship resources available at each site, NTEC can be scaled and competed across the NNCI.