Empower your startup clients to create business models that get funded
ICAP is a startup development program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs develop winning, customer-focused business models and go-to-market strategies. We prepare companies for participation in university, regional and domain-specific accelerators and, ultimately, venture investment. Offered state-wide, ICAP provides Lean Startup-based instructional programs—as conducted by the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program—as well as business counseling services and access to a broad network of subject-matter experts.
A part of George Mason University and Virginia’s SBDC Network, ICAP is part of a state-wide collaborative network that supports startups during the critical initial phases of business development, ensuring that companies make customer-validated market-entry decisions. Our network partners include Virginia-based universities, local and regional accelerators, and angel funds. Together we are developing Virginia’s next generation of entrepreneurs and businesses
Your Organization’s Role
Your role as a host organization is to promote the program to technology early-stage startups and entrepreneurs, using our simple marketing toolkit.
Ongoing support and assistance are provided, as needed, by ICAP and regional SBDC offices.
ICAP provides all the post-program reporting (with specific follow-up guidance for teams) to all collaborators.