ISU Startup Factory Process

The Startup Factory accepts applications twice per year for a program cycle each academic semester. Candidates with I-Corps graduations planned before the program start will be given additional consideration. See I-Corps program schedule here.

 2022 

Program Start: January 17, 2022 

Applications Open: October 25, 2021  

Applications Close: December 10, 2021  

Decisions Announced on a rolling basis.   

 

Program Start: August 15, 2022 

Applications Open: June 13, 2022  

Applications Close: July 8, 2022  

Decisions announced on a rolling basis.  

 

Step 1: Submit an application 

Step 2: Select applicants are invited to an interview on a rolling basis 

Step 3: Selections for participants are made on the basis of founder/PI preparedness and their strong desire to pursue commercialization.  Evidence of commercial demand or market need and IP status will be reviewed.   

 

NOTE:  

For innovations and technology led by ISU faculty and graduate/post-doc PIs: Faculty and PIs will agree to attend a session facilitated by a startup attorney to discuss founders’ agreements, and ownership planning. The expectation is that steps will be taken by the founders to outline these plans, in writing.  It is preferred that this consultation and the resulting decision are completed prior to the start of the program.