ZAP! Registration Now Open!

Join the program that has successfully enabled 27 teams to get $50,000 customer discovery grants from the National Science Foundation! Our short course helps you qualify for these prestigious I-Corps awards.

Registration is now open for our next ZAP! course. Register online by Monday April 16

Friday April 20 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday May 4 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ZAP! is based on the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) methods of accelerating the translation of university engineering research to the marketplace. If you complete ZAP!, you will be 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.

It’s really easy! Here are the steps:
• Go to and enter “USC ZAP! April 20” for the date.
• Before the first class, fill in the attached two-slide template  Don’t worry if you don’t know all the terms – we’ll teach them in our course – just give it a try.
• In the first class, learn about business terminology and more importantly, how to interview customers to understand their needs.
• Interview 5 people in the week following the first session.
• Tell us what you learned in the second session.
That’s it! Join the wave of innovators commercializing their technologies.

Published on April 3rd, 2018

Last updated on April 3rd, 2018