Pre-Seed Workshop

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

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