Monday, September 12, 2016

MIN-Corps Fall 2016 Programs


Each semester, MIN-Corps offers a full suite of programs on technology commercialization and starting up science-based ventures.  All events will take place on the UMN campus – see specifics in the registration links.

Medical Tech Commercialization Value Proposition Design Workshops Sep 14, Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 12 1-4pm
Four hands-on sessions cover the following:  value proposition design, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment, focusing on diagnostics, therapeutics, devices and health IT.

Technology Commercialization Bootcamp Oct 4 10am-4pm

A six-hour overview of early-stage commercialization concepts, including value proposition design and customer discovery, as well as intellectual property considerations.

Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29 1-4 pm

For researchers in any discipline.  Four hands-on sessions: value proposition design, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment.

Emerging Opportunities Forums

·        Howard Leonhardt Sep 23 Noon-1:30 pm
Perspectives from a very successful and quite eclectic medical technology entrepreneur.

·        Intellectual Property Oct 18 4-6 pm
Attorneys specializing in IP will give an overview and especially address legal issues relevant to tech-based and science-based businesses.

·        Funding a Startup Nov 15 4-6 pm
A panel of experts will address the variety of options for securing seed funding and early-stage capital.

Strategy Clinics

Monthly sessions for current and future science and tech-based entrepreneurs to share a meal, hear from experts, and seek advice.

·        Negotiation Basics Sep 28 5-7pm

·        Building a Startup Team Oct 26 5-7 pm

·        Constructing Startup Financials Nov 20 5-7 pm