Project Title: Delta I-Fund II
With a mission to positively impact communities throughout the eight-state, 252-county territory of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), the Delta I-Fund II provides a platform for the creation and launch of high-growth companies, spurring economic development and job creation. The I-Fund is a proof-of-concept business accelerator training program designed to assist teams and potential start-up companies emerging from universities and small communities within the DRA territory. The program is modeled on the National Science Foundation’s I-CorpsTM program. Participating teams enter a rigorous 12-week training program where they document their business model and test it in the marketplace.