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Startup Workshop: Call for Startup Ideas

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McNamara Alumni Center - Discovery Nexus

200 Southeast Oak Street

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This is a call to all faculty, post-docs, and graduate students who have ideas for the formation of a new company.

Join us for a free startup workshop and networking event, hosted by the Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) Venture Center. This is a unique opportunity for you to discuss your idea for a startup company with experienced entrepreneurs and develop an action plan that will move your project forward.

At the event, you will:

  • Learn which ideas have the greatest startup potential
  • Identify the first steps in the process of launching a new startup
  • Have the opportunity to meet with OTC Venture Center staff, members of our Venture Center Business Advisory Group, and other business professionals to discuss your idea and outline some next steps

Don't have an idea for a startup but want to learn more? This event is still right for you. All attendees will have the chance to brainstorm with entrepreneurs, investors, and other researchers in a small group setting or have a one-on-one discussion with someone who has experience starting a business. Our goal is to help you move your ideas forward and identify concrete next steps, regardless of where you are in the process.

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres are provided.

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Registration & Networking 5:00 - 5:15

Welcome 5:15 - 5:30

- Russ Straate, Associate Director, Venture Center

Keynote Presentation and Small Panel Discussion 5:30 - 6:30

What type of ideas or inventions make good startups, and what are the typical first steps to get the new company moving forward?

- Tom Brady, Clifton Larson Allen, Moderator
- Joel Cannon, Founder and CEO of TenKSolar, Panelist
- Tom Hektner, Founding Member of SciMed Interventional Cardiology and Senior VP R&D and leader of medical device company-incubator, Panelist

Breakout Mini Workshops 6:30 - 7:30

Share your idea one-on-one or in a round table group setting with expert advisors who have experience in
creating new companies. Get feedback and recommended actions to take the next step.

Adjourn 7:30

If you're not able to attend the event, but you still have an idea you'd like to discuss, please contact us at venture@umn.edu. We'd love to hear your idea and discuss it with you!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

CliftonLarsonAllen LLC



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