Friday, February 7, 2020

Register for the MIN-Corps Lunch-and-Learn workshop series

Join science and technology innovators curious about commercialization and entrepreneurship at the Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) "Innovation Commercialization + Entrepreneurship = Impact" Lunch-and-Learn workshop series beginning in February. Events are free to University of Minnesota students, research staff, and faculty.

Learn how to make your ideas a reality!


Are you thinking about a startup or wondering how to bring your innovation closer to real-world impact? Join science and technology innovators curious about commercialization and entrepreneurship at the Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-Corps) "Innovation Commercialization + Entrepreneurship = Impact" Lunch-and-Learn workshop series February-May.

Events are free to University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students, research staff, and faculty. Lunch is provided.

Section 1: NSF I-Corps: From Lab to Impact
Wednesday, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walter Library, Toaster Innovation Hub (lower level)
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Introducing the Lean LaunchPad methodology to translate innovations to successful licensed products and/or startups. This session includes an overview of local MIN-Corps seminars, as well as the NSF I-Corps National Teams program, which includes a $50,000 grant for innovation teams engaging in business model design and intense customer discovery. Meet past participants in NSF I-Corps National Teams cohorts.

Section 2: Launching a Science/Tech Startup
Monday, March 2, 2020
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walter Library, Toaster Innovation Hub (lower level)
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What does it take to start an innovation-based venture? This session provides an overview of what a new business should have in place. Meet former and current students, scientists and faculty who have launched their own science/tech startups.

Section 3: Assessing a Science/Tech Business Opportunity
Monday, April 6, 2020
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Walter Library, Toaster Innovation Hub (lower level)
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How can you determine if your innovation is a strong business opportunity? Learn about the five elements of a high-potential business idea, as well as processes and resources to assess market and financial viability of your concept. Includes case studies of successes, as well as pivots (failures that became successes).

Section 4: Help! Startup and Commercialization Resources
Monday, May 4, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Walter Library, Toaster Innovation Hub (lower level)
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The University of Minnesota is part of a rich ecosystem that supports both startups and commercialization. This session will give an overview of what’s out there, and how to connect to resources. Meet representatives from the UMN TechComm office, MNSBIR, and the Twin Cities startup community.

For more information, visit mincorps.umn.edu.
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