"The goal of a startup is to not be a startup anymore. It's to be a real company, and you're a real company once you have a real customer. A technology without a customer is really just an idea."
Starting Blocks is designed to help scientists and engineers of all types find a market for their innovations. This is the shortest “introductory” version of the I-Corps methodology taught by the NSF, DOE, and NIH, which helps inventors build a customer discovery toolkit and learn to talk to industry/business funders about their technologies.
The core concept is to “get out of the building”—go talk to decision-makers in your industry to find out what they need your product to do. Starting Blocks teaches the fundamentals of how to use the scientific method to sort through many options and arrive at a path to market.
August 2 & 16, 2019
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building (JSCBB)
Room B231 (3415 Colorado Ave, Boulder CO)
The Program Details
Starting Blocks is free for CU and NIST students, postdocs, faculty and staff.
For questions, please email Sally Hatcher, Commercialization Academy Director for Venture Partners at CU Boulder: firstname.lastname@example.org.