Date: All day Tuesday and half day on Wednesday, Aug 7 - Aug 8, 2012 (We will conclude after lunch on Aug 8.) Location:PSU Business Accelerator, 2828 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, OR 97201. Application deadline:July 20, 2012 application can be downloaded here (Word document) For more information, email Shelley Gunton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prize: The winning Elevator Pitch on August 8 will receive $1000 from the PSU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Overview: Targeting innovators and entrepreneurs with early stage ideas, the Oregon Lab2Market Entrepreneurship Intensive is an experiential workshop to help shape good ideas to reach the marketplace. The workshop integrates lectures and exercises to help entrepreneurs critically asses their business idea and refine their elevator pitch. Applicants must commit to attending the whole two days of the workshop.
Back by popular demand, the seed VC firm, DFJ Frontier will lead the day's learning in conjunction with PSU faculty and leaders from Oregon's entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Through a hands-on approach, participants will learn ways to:
Manage the dynamics of entrepreneurship
Develop a viable business model
Evaluate technology/market opportunities
Navigate the path from research to market
Find and tap funding opportunities
Communicate their ideas including crafting an elevator pitch
Click here to view a copy of the draft agenda (PDF document).