Webinar Resources: Accelerating Start-ups Through Pre-incubation
Recorded Session: 60 minutes.
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. Panelists share how they have implemented pre-incubation programs to scope and assess business viability for pre-venture ideas while preparing potential founders to engage with industry:
- Dan Leri, Director, Innovation Park at Penn State: Challenge new entrepreneurs to assess the value of their IP through the filter of industry and customers using a systematic methodology and self-paced tools.
- David Terry, Executive Director, West Texas A&M Enterprise Center, "Idea Village": Combine commercialization clinics for early stage inventors with "commercial readiness" screening tools to increase the flow of viable ideas and create a sustainable incubation model.
- Tim Peoples, Director, Purdue Research Foundation, "LaunchBox": Coach post-doc entrepreneurs to scope the opportunity for their innovations and perfect their pitch to industry partners, investors and potential customers.
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