What does it take to spin out a technology into a viable startup business? Few people have guided as many university spinout deep tech startups as our guest Farzin Samadani.
Farzin is the entrepreneur-in-residence for the City of Los Angeles, an expert and National I-Corps instructor for NSF, and an instructor at USC. He is also the principal at Curious.Me, a company that specializes in startup consulting through growing operations in deep tech companies.
How can you find a problem that people will pay you to solve around your technology? Learn the most imporant topic in building a business and discover the basics of customer discovery.
With customer discovery being the basis of our signature programs—Starting Blocks, Research-to-Market, and National I-Corps—we seek to help all of our researchers and scientists find a product/market fit for their technologies.
Venture Partners' Cleantech Executive Program is for new technology companies commercializing Cleantech or Agtech products. The program helps new companies launch by pairing them with experienced business executives, who receive a stipend. Over 3-6 months, companies and executives collaborate on commercialization milestones such as product-market fit and commercial partnerships.
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.
Tricia Meyer and Melody Ashby from Meyer Law, Ltd. will walk you through the legal considerations you should take into account to prepare for investment from corporate governance, founder’s agreements, contracts, intellectual property protections and privacy considerations.
This webinar will explain how the Rapid Learning Cycles (RLC) framework helps startups and scaleups focus on learning and decisions, pulling learning forward and pushing decisions later, to avoid those long, slow loopbacks that plague their most promising projects.
This program is designed for entrepreneurs focused on building a world where people and nature can thrive together. In 2021 this program hopes to provide hybrid virtual/ in-person programming, if possible, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.