WARF and D2P Announce Spring Innovation Roadmap Workshop Series

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Thinking about starting a company, or interested in how to be more effective driving change within a larger organization?

Presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Discovery to Product, The Innovation Roadmap Workshop Series provides hands-on instruction and practice for aspiring entrepreneurs, delivering a fully encompassing education about how to take a concept from idea to reality. The series consists of eight workshops, each of which help demystify different aspects of developing a successful business plan. The sessions are led by startup veterans, industry professionals, and subject matter experts that will give you a roadmap to entrepreneurial success.  The two-hour workshop time will be split between instruction and practice, so we recommend that applicants come in with a specific project they are developing. You do not need to have a startup to participate.

Participants are welcome to attend the entire series, but full participation is not a requirement. During registration, you will be able to indicate which sessions you would like to attend. Workshops will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Discovery Building. Advance registration is required. Workshops are free and open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students.

The registration deadline is February 18.

Workshop Dates and Topics:

Feb. 27: Welcome and overview of the Business Model Canvas

Mar 6: Value proposition

Mar 13: Customer segmentation and market research

Mar 27: Intellectual property and licensing

Apr 3: Tech plan and operations and production strategy

Apr 10: Legal structures and agreements

Apr 17: Building a financial model

Apr 24: Executive summary and pitch deck

Learn more and register on the WARF website.