Emerge yourself in a five day workshop that enhances the success of your early business ideas
May 8, 2012
WHAT IS BME VENTURELAB?
Date: June 25-29, 2012
Location: Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine, USC Health Science Campus, Los Angeles, CA
BME and biotech innovators and inventors! Are you looking to commercialize a BME product or innovation?
Join us for BME VentureLab 2012, a five day, highly experiential and immersive program developed and designed to enhance the success of your business idea.
Trying to balance all the things you have to do to get your business not just off the ground, but flying high, can be tough, and early-stage entrepreneurs often know they could be doing things more effectively. At VentureLab you'll have the space to think and explore within a dynamic environment that will help you evolve your business strategy, sales channels and marketing, as well as better understand the financial mechanics of your venture, helped by people who have been there and done it. You'll come out of the program not only with a more competitive action plan, but also with a set of tools that will help you grow your business for years to come.
To learn more, go to the FAQs page. Space is limited so register today!
Here's a quick video on VentureLab (click here).
For more information on the workshop, click here. And for a look from a past particpants experience, click here.
WHAT DOES THE IDEAL TEAM LOOK LIKE?
They are a team of graduate or undergraduate students who have a socially-beneficial (in this case BME, biotech or global health) technological invention or innovation with commercial potential. (We have also accepted non-student teams: faculty-driven or from the at-large community if they fulfill the criteria and there is space.)
- Have some proof of concept data or a working hypothesis at a minimum (they should be beyond the idea stage);
- Have already done some market research (know who their customer is and that there is interest in their solution);
- Have raised some early funds (grants, b-plan competitions);
- Have a diverse team (engineers, business students);
- Have or have applied for a patent and are in conversation with university TTO (or understand the IP options for their product)
- Know something about their regulatory pathway
- Be on a commercialization path with their product with us or without us