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 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.