ZAP! Spring 2018

Presentations at the Spring 2018 Zap!

February 16, 2018 and March 2, 2018. 10a-2pm, NTT 4444

ZAP! is a 2-session workshop based on the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) methods of accelerating the translation of university research to the marketplace. Teams that complete ZAP! are invited to IN-LA’s Technology Scouting Workshop, an opportunity to pitch to investors, and may move forward in the IN-LA process toward eligibility for a $50,000 NSF I-Corps grant.  Over 400 teams have completed ZAP! through the Innovation Node LA.  Over 35 teams have been awarded a $50,000 grant. In the first ZAP! held at the Health Science campus, 11 teams participated and 6 teams completed the training. Farzin Samadani, the instructor, taught the teams to use the “Lean Startup” methodology