Invention to Venture: Northeastern 2010
Basics of Technological Entrepreneurship
Your journey starts here. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Invention to Venture (I2V) is a one-day workshop on the basics of technology entrepreneurship, with presentations by successful entrepreneurs in your area. Fast-paced and fun. Guest speakers include industry leaders who will give their expert advice in creating their own start up.
This event consists of 7 individual workshops held throughout the day, geared to anyone who wants to learn about the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship. The guest speakers are experts drawn from the region including Tom Holzel of Velocity Associates, Mark Solomon of HBSR Law firm, Ravinder Zutshi of PRADAN and Professor John Friar as the Keynote speaker!
Hosted by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance and Northeastern University's School of Technology Entrepreneurship
Cost: $5 NEU Students, $10 other students, $25 Faculty Members & NEU Staff
Participation guide, coffee breakfast and a networking pizza lunch are all included in the fee.
Walk in or out at anytime - as long as you are respectful and courteous
8:30 Breakfast and Pre-Networking
8:50 Welcome & Introduction
Paul Zavracky, Dean, School of Technology Entrepreneurship
9:00 Is Technology Entrepreneurship for You? : Paul Zavracky
The ups, downs, challenges, risks, and rewards of starting a new venture.
9:45 Idea Validation and Opportunity Assessment : Ravinder Zutshi
Strategies for determining the viability and feasibility of a new venture
10:30 Marketing your idea :Tom Holzel
Principles and strategies for selling a new product or technology
11:15 Building a successful team : William Tita
Tips for organizing and assembling a successful venture team
12:00 Lunch and a Surprise Networking event
1:00 Funding : Joe Caruso
Options for finding the money for your venture
1:45 Intellectual Property : Mark Solomon
Avenues for obtaining patents or protection of intellectual property
2:30 The Ideal Business Plan: John Friar
Preparing your venture for success
3:15 Student's venture pitches and feedback from panel
4: 00 End of Workshop
240 Egan Research Center
Monday, November 15
8:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Parking is available at Renaissance Garage at 835 Columbus Avenue.
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This event for Global Entrepreneurship week is proudly sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance