Webinars & Podcasts
Experience WKI’s dynamic presentation style by downloading a podcast or webinar.
Webinar: The Power of Group Coaching for Incubators and Entrepreneurs
Wendy Kennedy joins John Hanak, statewide director of the Purdue Technology Centers, for this NBIA-sponsored webinar on tips and best practices for running high-impact coaching clinics. Length: 60 minutes.
Webinar: Purdue Research Park — Using WKI to the Max
Timothy Peoples, Director of the Purdue Technology Centers of West Lafayette and the Entrepreneurship Academy, provides an in-depth view into the Purdue pre-incubation model in this 30-minute webinar recorded in October 2012 from a presentation to the WKI Certified Coach community. The discussion is moderated by WKI founder and CEO Wendy Kennedy.
Webinar: The Power of a Pre-incubation Program
In this 20-minute on-demand webinar, WKI founder Wendy Kennedy breaks down the pre-incubation program model to explore how it works, why it’s different, and what value it can bring to organizations who want to accelerate the development of winning ideas and use a systematic process to qualify clients for incubation services.
Webinar: Accelerating Start-ups Through Pre-incubation Programs
In a 60-minute webinar co-sponsored by the National Council for Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), Wendy Kennedy moderates a discussion on using pre-incubation programs to accelerate the development of winning start-ups.
Webinar: Accelerating Technology Commercialization — Developing Market-Ready Innovations
Seeing the commercial potential of complex innovations is often difficult — and making the transition from great science and technology to market-ready opportunity can take significant time and resources. Listen to author and commercialization expert Wendy Kennedy talk on “Accelerating Technology Commercialization — Developing Market-Ready Innovations.”
Webinar: Early Detection for Winning Ideas – The Power of the Category Map
Spotting ideas with the greatest potential for commercial success at the “pre-incubation” stage can help incubator managers prioritize their limited time and resources. In this webinar, Wendy Kennedy discusses a powerful tool that can you help you redraw the conversation with innovators – the Category Map.
Coaching Clinic Toolkit for Inventors and Entrepreneurs
Group coaching clinics harness the energy and passion of like-minded peers to shape, model and mold the business value proposition for their ideas. In this 15-minute podcast, Wendy provides an in-depth look at the WKI Coaching Clinic Toolkit and how it is being deployed by coaches to deliver high-impact programs.
Practical Tools for Design Thinking
The foundation to design thinking is in the willingness to explore, discover and experiment. In this podcast, we look at how the So what? who cares? why you? methodology and tools provide a powerful platform for design thinking as a way to sketch, model and map the potential for new ideas using a structured process.
Wanted: REAL Customer Problems
To get on the right track early on, founders need to shift from thinking about what their innovation does to talking about why it matters as a real business problem for potential customers.
Scoping the Opportunity – The Power of Visual Models
Too much business planning can stifle great ideas if applied too soon. What you need in the very early stages are tools and frameworks that encourage dialog and debate with founders about the future commercial possibilities for their ideas.
Online Seminar – A Case Study in Incubator Programs
Delivering High Value Programming to Inventors and Entrepreneurs
Darlene Ryan, Executive Director of TECH Fort Worth teamed up with Wendy Kennedy to deliver this online seminar on incubator programs.