Our Role

How can the CTTC help me?

The role of the CTTC is to foster, facilitate and champion Vanderbilt’s efforts in the I-Corps Team program. We play a critical part throughout the duration of the program. 

What is CTTC’s track record in I-Corps Team awards?

100%. CTTC is serious about putting forth viable and scalable innovations that can truly benefit from early funding through the I-Corps Team program. We expect 100% commitment from the selected Vanderbilt Teams so as to ensure maximum impact from the Lean LaunchPad curriculum. For past winners click here.

What is in it for the CTTC?

CTTC is committed to supporting new venture activity and entrepreneurship involving Vanderbilt technologies. The New Ventures Team serves as a reliable partner for the Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students, as well as local and regional entrepreneurs who are exploring new ventures based on Vanderbilt technologies. Support for the I-Corps Team program is part of this broader mission.

What is CTTC’s selection process?

CTTC will assess EVERY proposal on the merit of three primary criteria: viability, marketability and scalability as each relates to the innovation under consideration. Additionally, we will determine the merits of the Team from an execution stand point. The core objective of our efforts is to ensure quantifiable success on the program. We want to put our best and brightest forward.

Can CTTC draft my proposal?

No. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) and Entrepreneurial Lead (EL) to draft the I-Corps Team proposal. CTTC will provide strategic inputs, help review and fine tune the document for maximum impact.

Can CTTC help me find the Mentor?

Yes. The CTTC’s role in the development of your I-Corps Team proposal involves matching the PI and EL with an industry Mentor who will be dedicated to the success of the team.

How do I get started?

Engage early and plan your strategy. Contact Rigved Joshi, Manager – New Ventures at rigved.joshi@vanderbilt.edu / 615-322-5477, if you feel you have what it takes to explore I-Corps. 

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