Pre-Seed Workshop to evaluate university-based technology for commercial potential: a hands-on fast-paced opportunity for trainees to learn AND practice applying business and entrepreneurial skills alongside professionals.
Two Fridays; canned format; requires a contract with facilitators and substantial contact network with licensing officers, tech transfer specialists, IP law firms, and seasoned entrepreneurs. Fundraising recommended for covering the bulk of the cost.
- Organizational time/cost
- Benefit for few
- Networking with professionals
The value is in an overview of the long road to commercialization; the process of asking “20 questions” and incorporating research results into the presentation of the technical idea that is pitched to mock investors.
Duration: 2.5 days
Institution: Cornell University