In the second part of this two- part article series, I would like to share with you my team’s experience and the lessons we learned by participating in the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored I-Corps program. The eight weeks we spent in the program’s first cohort at the University of Central Florida (UCF) ultimately led to the establishment of my third spin-off company, Tech-e-book. In part one of the series (see IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, March 2021, p.14), I presented how the idea of developing and deploying content for an entire technical book on a digital platform was born from the need to transform the conventional, long- trodden path of printed-textbook learning and teaching into a format with unlimited potential to engage students in exciting, absorbing, and challenging ways. After years of re- search in STEM educational content development, innovation, and the quest for venture capital funding, my team and I decided to participate in the UCF I-Corps program. We benefit- ed greatly by avoiding significant financial and time-draining mistakes.
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