Tech Celerator “Programs”. Research To Start-Up 4-week Tech Celerator - Faculty & Grad Students 8-week Tech Celerator for Entrepreneurs. Research to Start-up. Targeted towards faculty & grad students A 90 minute overview Four sessions so far, 180 registrants
Focus on Faculty, Grad Students & Post-Docs
Educate and Motivate
Potential University Spin-offs
“PSU Intellectual Property & You”. The rights and responsibilities of faculty desiring to commercialize their IP. Describe the process& hear from OTM on patents, options, licensing, and cooperation.
Risk tolerance discussion.
Live presentation by a successful entrepreneur – ex. Tom Lancaster, SmartCells
Doug Granger, Salimetrics
Business Model Development.
Funding options - Ben Franklin, VIF – SBIR, & Angel funding
Faculty presentations- Where will you go from here to move this forward?
Program focuses on: Understanding markets, customers, market validation, minimum viable product, Business Models, legal structure, financials, and Intellectual Property.
2 Classes, 12 participants: formed 12 companies, >$700K start-up funding, 3 Incubator tenants, + 23 full or part-time employees
Lin Wang, CEO