It takes more than a good idea or invention to start a successful business. Before embarking on the commercialization process, it is important that scientists know how to critically evaluate their innovations and determine if it is a viable entrepreneurial endeavor. Entrepreneur and CEO Paul Tumpowsky will cover the difference between invention and innovation, ideas versus execution, and factors that are favorable for entrepreneurs as well as provide practical skills for creating a value proposition, assessing competition, identifying and confronting challenges, weighing costs and risks versus revenues and rewards, and determining appropriate next steps. This session is a primer for science PhDs with limited business experience who want to learn how to evaluate the promise of technology startups.
This is the second event of a four part series.
Science, Technology, and Intellectual Property, November 2, 2010
Evaluating Opportunity for a Tech Venture, November 16, 2010
Navigating the Tech Transfer Process, November 30, 2010
Business Plan: Inception to Fruition, December 14, 2010
These events will also be broadcast as webinars. You may purchase all four events (onsite or webinar) at a discount or register only for the individual events you are interested in.
Please note if you register for all four events, you must either attend all onsite or all as webinars.
Transmission of presentations via the webinar is subject to individual consent by the speakers. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every speaker's presentation will be broadcast in full via the webinar. To access all speakers' presentations in full, we invite you to attend the live event in New York City where possible.