Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP)
Upcoming ICAP Cohort – Harrisonburg: October 2018
Hosted by the Shenandoah Valley SBDC and supported by JMU X-Labs and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, a new ICAP short course will be held in Harrisonburg this fall. To learn more about this cohort and to apply, please click here.
Upcoming ICAP Cohort – Hampton Roads: September 2018
In September of 2018, ICAP will be returning to Hampton Roads. In partnership with the 757 Angels, Old Dominion University, and Hampton Roads SBDC, 12 new teams will form the third ICAP cohort in the Hampton Roads area. To learn more about this cohort and to apply, please click here.
Upcoming ICAP Cohort – Fairfax: July 2018
ICAP will return to George Mason University in July of 2018. George Mason University's I-Corps Site, The Mix@Fenwick, Mason SBDC and Mason Enterprise Center will host a third ICAP Lean Startup Short Course cohort. To learn more about ICAP in Fairfax, please click here.
Current ICAP Cohort – Roanoke: June 2018
Hosted by Hollins University and supported by the Roanoke SBDC, Roanoke College, and Virginia Western Community College, an ICAP short course cohort began June 14, 2018. 11 teams from across Southwest Virginia are going through the introductory shorts course as the first step in the ICAP process.
Current ICAP Cohort – Hampton Roads: May-June 2018
In partnership with the 757 Angels, Old Dominion University, and Hampton Roads SBDC, an ICAP short course cohort began in May 2018. Because of high demand, a second cohort will begin in June. A total of 20 teams participated in the first two cohorts and will continue in the program for the next year.
Previous ICAP Cohort – Fairfax: March-April 2018
In partnership with George Mason University's I-Corps Site, The Mix@Fenwick, the Mason SBDC and Mason Enterprise Center, the Virginia SBDC began an ICAP Lean Startup Short Course on March 23rd at GMU. A total of 18 teams, split between two cohorts, attended at the MEC and CIT. With continued assistance from the ICAP staff and SBDC counselors, teams will continue their work using a customized roadmap for success.
Previous ICAP Cohort – Harrisonburg: January-February 2018
The inaugural short course cohort of the Virginia SBDC’s ICAP Lean Startup program kicked off in Harrisonburg on January 23rd. This program was also supported by the Shenandoah Valley SBDC, JMU X-Labs and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council. For two weeks, 11 teams were introduced to the Lean Startup methodology and began a fast-paced customer discovery process. Each of the 11 teams completed the introductory program and will now continue their work with the support of their local SBDC counselor and the ICAP Team.