- Andrea Belz, USC Viterbi
- Aleks Giga, USC Viterbi
- Sara Gong, USC Dornsife
- Fernando Zapatero, USC Marshall
Startup Progress in Formation and Financing after I-Corps (SPIFFI) examines how academic entrepreneurs fare after the I-Corps award. We study the teams’ ability to attract both public and private funds, as well as looking for signals of team migration. We see that:
- Teams are more than twice as likely to be awarded SBIR grants as the typical pool.
- Teams do not tend to migrate systematically from their home regions, even over 5-year periods.