Boot Camp for University Commercialization Professionals

 

This video library offers useful information about launching, incubating, building, and ultimately monetizing a startup business. After watching each session, you will have a better understanding of the start-up process - from early decision making to exit strategies - and each milestone along the way.

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Session 1:  Early Decision Making & Team Building

Understand the benefits and drawback of start-ups, how to align stakeholders, how to undergo a feasibility analysis, and compliance and tax issues.

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Session 2:  Money Matters

Learn about valuation issues, equity allocations, option pools, investment schedules, and milestones.

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Session 3:  Creating a Solid Business Plan
Learn how to draft a business plan that will attract investment and help you manage key risks that can jeopardize a new business.

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Session 4:  Funding Options and Opportunities
Learn about the funding opportunities available for new businesses and how you can attract investors and structure an investment for growth and sustainability.

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Session 5:  Pitching Techniques
Learn how to prepare and deliver a presentation promoting your business that will get the end result you’re looking for.

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Session 6:  Gauging Economic Impact and Outcomes
A session for the mature start-up covering different growth, marketing, and exit strategies, and how to track local job creation and economic impact.

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