April 18 2014

Invention to Venture (I2V)

I2V teaches technology entrepreneurship basics, helps build networks and provides a framework for moving ideas forward. Each year, several specialized workshops will be offered. Invention to Venture is a program of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.  

Invention to Venture
Stay in School Startup: Commercializing your Research



8:00 - 8:30am                  Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast 

8:30 – 8:45am             Welcome: TEC

8:45 – 9:30am             Keynote Address: Talk with an Expert                   

9:30 – 10:15am           Setting Up/Starting Your Company

                                    Structuring your team and setting up operations

10:15 - 10:45am          Break

10:45 – 11:30pm         Intellectual Property Licensing

                                   Who needs to license? Who needs to patent?

11:30 – 12:00pm         Idea Validation/Market Analysis

                                    Are you solving the right problem?

12:00 – 1:15pm           Lunch and Networking 


1:15 – 1:45pm             Prototyping

                                    Resources (people, materials, places)

1:45 – 2:30pm             Raising Funds

                                    Bootstrapping, SBIR Grants, Investors                                    

2:30 – 3:00pm             Break (sponsorship opportunity)

3:00 – 3:45pm             Marketing and Sales/Getting Customers

                                   Creating a value statement, Leveraging connections

3:45 – 4:30pm             Business Communications

                                   Elevator pitch/ How to represent your company                               

4:30 – 5:00pm            University Resources

5:00pm                       Closing Remarks

**Agenda subject to Change

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