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Pre-formation considerations: starting a technology company at a university

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NOTE: This course is part of Imperial Innovations' service offering to Imperial College London. Accordingly, priority will be given to researchers currently at Imperial College London. Tickets will be made available to third parties ONE WEEK prior to the event, subject to availability.

Starting a business sounds like an intimidating prospect. Without an understanding of the techniques involved and the support available, your great idea might never get off the ground.

Date & time: 30 October 2017, 9am – 1pm

Pre-Formation Considerations: starting a technology company at a university is a comprehensive introduction to the central concepts you should consider and understand when you start out on your journey towards forming a business. The half-day event is specifically targeted at Imperial staff and students who are considering forming a business around their research.

Through a mix of case studies, stories from experienced entrepreneurs and teaching and theory, you will gain new understanding of the key ideas behind starting and growing a technology business.

We will cover:

  • How business differs from academia and what you should consider
  • How do businesses start – a flash of inspiration or identifying a need?
  • Understanding what makes a business and how to tell if your idea has what it takes
  • Team dynamics – making your team the best it can be
  • Building and testing your value proposition (and talking to customers about it)
  • When to form a business out of your university – timing things well
  • How the Venture Support Unit can help you

This course is part of Innovation Academy.

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