Twenty teams are participating in the Tech-Entrepreneurship Event Series 8-Week Entrepreneurship Workshop. Each team consists of one or more entrepreneurs working to commercialize an idea or discovery, or to scale up a recently established startup. The event series and workshop offer information and tools to help current and aspiring entrepreneurs maximize the impact of their research and turn their emerging technologies into successful businesses.
During the first session last week, the entrepreneurs presented their business concepts and shared their goals for the workshop with the group. Their goals included “ Work on a business plan and how to market and commercialize product,” “ Learn how to make a pitch and connect with investors, and take steps to ‘flip the switch,’” “Learn how to convert a hobby into a thriving business,” and “Explore entrepreneurship, learn how to develop a business model/plan, conduct market research and analysis and test a business concept.” All these topics will be covered in the workshop.
The event series is coordinated by REDI and the Missouri Small Business Development Center, and funded by a Missouri Building Entrepreneurial Capacity grant from the Missouri Technology Corporation. The series is supported by a wide collaboration of entrepreneurial support in Columbia, including REDI, SBTDC, MU Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, MU Technology Management and Industry Relations, Coulter Translational Partnership at MU, Missouri Innovation Center, University of Missouri Extension, the University of Missouri System, and MU.
In addition to the workshop, the Event Series offers other programs and events, domestic and international market research, and individual consulting. To participate in the next workshop or learn more about any of the Tech-Entrepreneurship Event Series programs, contact Sandra Marin at 573-884-7110 opens in a new window or MarinRuizS@missouri.edu opens in a new window.