June 2013 Workshop- Product Development: Innovate and Get Ahead of the Competition
Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (PDT)
Irvine, United States
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, 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..
$35 for non-TCVN Members
$45 day of event
FREE for TCVN Members!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a ticket.
Also going on this week - Women 2.0 Founder Friday
Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
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