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June 2013 Workshop- Product Development: Innovate and Get Ahead of the Competition

Tech Coast Venture Network

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (PDT)

June 2013 Workshop- Product Development: Innovate and...

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Non-TCVN Member Ended $35.00 $0.00
Student Ended $25.00 $0.00
Non-TCVN Member (Day of) Ended $45.00 $0.00

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 Product Development:

Innovate and Get Ahead of the Competition


This TCVN workshop will discuss rapid product development on a limited budget.  Incorporating creativity, technology, and design methodologies in ways that get a product to early adopters for initial feedback is critical to the success of start-ups.  Having a prototype in front of reference able potential customers, is make-or-break for a startup, whether going out for external funding or for boot-strap product development. We will talk about turning creative ideas into reality, getting free outside help for that product development, writing invention disclosures to keep down the cost of provisional patent applications, and design methodologies appropriate for inexpensive, rapid prototype development. We will also discuss how and what engineering co-founders should talk about with potential co-founders, investors, and customers.

Speaker: Gene Alexander, PhD

Gene Alexander

Gene Alexander, PhD,  is currently a consulting engineer and in pre-startup discovery phase.  Most  recently, Gene was VP & GM for Motion Analysis Corporation, an entertainment technology company and the acquirer of Gene's previous startup, MaMoCa.  As MaMoCa CEO, Gene led the company from conception through external funding and on to acquisition.  Prior to MaMoCa, Gene was a Lecturer and Senior Research Engineer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, where he co-founded Imaging Therapeutics with IP developed at and licensed back from Stanford.  Imaging Therapeutics was subsequently acquired by Conformis and has multiple FDA approved products on the market.  Prior to Stanford, Gene was splitting time as a Research Engineer at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, as Engineering Director for Computerized Functional Testing Corporation, and pursuing his BS, MS, and PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. Gene, as were his father and grandfather, is a veteran of the US Army, and holds more than five issued US and international patents..

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$35 for non-TCVN Members

$45 day of event

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Also going on this week - Women 2.0 Founder Friday

Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Knobbe  Hall&Co

  HaynesBoone  CEO Advisor  TriNet

Thank You to our Community Sponsors!

Caypen   TCA







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When & Where

18100 Von Karman
Suite 750
Irvine, 92612

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (PDT)

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Tech Coast Venture Network

TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.

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