For the second year in a row, Sheikh Zayed Institute entrepreneurs got accepted into the I-Corps program and benefited from a curriculum taught by successful technology entrepreneurs. Each participating team talked to a minimum of one hundred customers, partners, competitors, and other market stakeholders. DC I-Corps is a National Science Foundation-funded program designed to foster, grow and nurture an innovation ecosystem in the mid-Atlantic region with a strong focus on the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The program is jointly run by the University of Maryland , George Washington University, Virginia Tech, and Johns Hopkins University. It provides real-world, hands-on training on how to successfully incorporate innovations into successful projects. The program's ultimate goal is to help participants create a new venture or land a licensing opportunity.