Winter Springs UCF Business Incubator Will Host Boot Camp to Introduce Innovators to Startup Method of I-Corps

Winter Springs, Fla. — The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program will host a ‘Lean Methodology Boot Camp” during two 4-hour workshops from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 at the Winter Springs incubator, 1511 E. State Rd. 434, Winter Springs 32708.

Rafael Caamano, Associate Director of the UCF Business Incubation Program, said the Boot Camp is a workshop that introduces the I-Corps curriculum of learning to drive a startup, including customer discovery and business model canvas.

The goal of the Boot Camp is to present attendees with the concepts taught within I-Corps to aspiring entrepreneurs in UCF and partner organizations   Additionally,  it will identify those with high potential and direct them into the selection process for the I-Corps funded program that recruits and trains entrepreneurial teams, Caamano explained.

“The UCF Business Incubation Program focuses on a wide range of funding for its participant companies, and the NSF’s (National Science Foundation) I-Corps funding is one that will enable UCF to reach even more potential inventors and innovators by teaching them how to be entrepreneurs,” Caamano said.

The participants expected are faculty, researchers and students interested in teaming up with entrepreneurially focused individuals and experienced business mentors to learn how to use the I-Corps methodology of bringing their ideas to market.  The boot camp includes 10-20 hours of customer discovery between the two work sessions i.e. getting out and talking to industry to see how ideas and innovations can be marketed.

The cost of the two days of boot camp is $35 but Free for UCF Business Incubator clients.   To register go to

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For more information, media contacts —

Rafael Caamano, Associate Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-278-4880

Gordon Hogan, Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-882-1577

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit