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Lindsey Smith

Program Manager, DC I-Corps


Lindsey is responsible for assisting with the DC I-Corps program at a regional level and has worked closely with thousands of participants conducting customer discovery to explore commercial potential. She assists in the behind-the-scenes work in conducting team screening, managing venues, training teaching assistants, and organizing several regional cohorts and workshops per year.


Lindsey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration, both from James Madison University.


Complementary to her work with DC I-Corps, Lindsey also serves as the Program Manager for the NSF SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Boot Camp program. She has also been the lead Teaching Assistant for several national and international NSF and NIH I-Corps programs where she conducts software platform trainings, hosts training webinars, and coordinates overall workshop logistics. In addition to innovation and entrepreneurial training, Lindsey has also delved into the research world in her work on a longitudinal study studying ecosystems within which learning innovations scale and sustain. She has over a decade of experience working in academia and program management.