Panel discussions on entrepreneurial opportunities and showcases of UMN ventures.
Securing Intellectual Property - Oct 3 4-6pm - Register here
An overview of intellectual property and discuss procedures for cost-effectively securing IP assets within science and technology-related businesses.
- Overview of key intellectual property categories
- Patent basics
- Trade secret, trademark, and copyright basics
- Advanced patent topics:
- Provisional patent applications
- International patent applications
- Freedom to operate
- Developing an effective patent strategy for an organization
Early Stage Startup Funding - Nov 28 4-6pm - Register here
This session will revolve around some of the key tactics and resources concerning funding. Based on your product and business model, various funding options may be appropriate, including SBIR/STTR and other grants, bootstrapping, angel investors, loans, and (occasionally) venture capital. Come learn from our panel about how to navigate this challenging topic.
STARTUP and MIN-Corps Pitch Showcase - Dec 12 4-6pm - Register here
This event will feature participants from the fall semester STARTUP course and Value Proposition Design workshops. Teams will present their ventures and discuss their progress.