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Harvard Grid's Tough Tech Start-up Bootcamp

August 5th, 2023 ~ 09:00am - 05:00pm

TBD, Science and Engineering Complex, 150 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

Join the Harvard Grid and HBS faculty for a one-day bootcamp designed for science and engineering faculty, grad students/PhDs, and post docs who wish to translate their tough tech research into a start-up after completion of their program.

Spots are limited (20 seats)

Register TODAY!

Key Topics: IP strategy, Team Building, First Market Application, and Leadership

In Partnership with:

  • HBS Faculty (Professors Tom Eisenmann, Josh Krieger, Jim Matheson, and Tom Clay)
  • Harvard University's Office of Technology Development

What to Expect:

  • Full day immersive, interactive workshop with pre-reads, HBS-style mini cases, lectures, networking, and thought provoking discussions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

Speaker Profiles:

  • Thomas R. Eisenmann - Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration and Peter O. Crisp Faculty Chair, Harvard Innovation Labs
  • Jim Matheson - Senior Lecturer of Business Adminstration, Harvard Business School
  • Joshua Lev Krieger - Assistant Professor of Business Adminstration, Harvard Business School
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DRAFT Agenda:

9a - Introductions, Goals, and Expectations

9:15a - Deep Dive into IP Strategy

  • Understanding intellectual property, requirements, and strategies
  • Value of "Harvard owned IP" and protecting your idea

10:45a - Break

11a - Team Building

  • Identifying gaps in team building,
  • Assessing competencies required for success...and changes over time
  • Leadership, who you are (and who you do not want to be!)
  • Creating a culture of innovation and collaboration

12p - Lunch (Provided)

1:30p - First Application and Assessing Product/Market Fit

  • What useful MVP really is
  • Assessing customer needs
  • Product roadmaps and setting achievable milestones

3p - Break

3:15p - Pitching and Fundraising

  • Components of a successful pitch
  • Developing a compelling value proposition and elevator pitch
  • Identifying potential investors and creating a fundraising strategy

4:45 - Closing Remarks

Open to Harvard SEAS PhDs, Post-Docs and Faculty

Tags: Grid

Press Contact: Kirsten Mabry | (617) 495-4157

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