Innovate @ UIC invites you to join professional service experts, entrepreneurs and your peers for insights into entrepreneurship. Learn the myths and truths of taking your innovative research from the lab to the marketplace through your own high-tech startup Monday afternoons beginning March 3, 2014 through May 12, 2014.
2242 West Harrison, Suite 201
Chicago, IL. 60612
STARTUP SERIES SCHEDULE:
Venture Validation Monday March 3, 4pm-6pm
Funding Options Monday March 10, 4pm-6pm
Forming a Company Monday March 17, 4pm-6pm
Operating a Company Monday March 24, 4pm-6pm
Startup Finance and Accounting Tips Monday March 31, 4pm-6pm
Pitch Practice Monday April 7, 4pm-6pm
Venture Capital 101 Monday April 21, 4pm-6pm
Management Teams Monday April 28, 4pm-6pm
Networking Monday May 12, 4pm-6pm
Click the dates listed to register for each session.
Commercializing innovation and launching high-tech startups spans a breadth of activity and new ground for many in academia. As a general education and awareness series, EWC has designed a series of presentations as an introduction to the legal, financial and business planning issues an early stage innovator and entrepreneur needs to know. These ten general topics presented by various experts are intended to spur conversations and questions for anyone in the community considering starting a high-tech company.
Venture Validation- Technology and market feasibility
Funding Options- From friends, family and fools to IPO
Forming a Company- Structures, shareholders and boards
Operating a Company- Basic legal and liability issues
Startup Finance & Accounting Tips- The least you need to know to get started
Pitch Practice- Pitching to investors, prospective employees and anyone else you need to will listen!
Venture Capital 101- Dive into capital structures, investor requirements and relationships
Management Team- Who do you want on your bus – and who should be driving?
Networking- Meet, talk, explore, engage as many people as you can. Learn about coNnecting with other communities.
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