Virtual Startup School
Get the information you need to pursue SBIR/STTR funding and build your idea into a business through on-demand training you can access at your own pace. You’ll find valuable guidance in our curated Virtual Startup School program along with our library of on-demand webinars.
Recordings and support materials to help you learn at your own pace. Virtual Startup School is based on program developed at the University of Kansas using the lean launchpad methodology. The program is available for $495.
This 8-segment program will provide the tools you’ll need to:
- Assess the commercialization potential of your technology/product
- Determine the long-term viability of your innovation
- Discover shortcomings before they become problems
- Identify key next steps to ensure a strong development path
- Prepare a summary business pitch
Each class takes you a step closer to commercializing your research technology:
Class #1: Conceptualize potential business opportunity/research application
Focus on making a disciplined examination and create a detailed description of : Problem being addressed, proposed solution, and differentiation vs others in competitive space.
Class #2: Define opportunity
Ensure a positive return-on-development by: Determining the size and trend of the target market, understanding the strengths/weaknesses of the competition, identifying stakeholders whose acceptance is critical to commercial success.
Class #3: Construct business model
Discover how resources will be assembled and combined to produce a profitable enterprise.
Class #4: Conduct customer discovery
Class #5: Pivot
Class #6: Legal
Class #7: Estimate commercial value of research technology
Class #8: The Pitch
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