Entrepreneurial Development Series

NEXT Class Starts September 23,2016

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.

 

What You’ll Learn

There are numerous topics that the entrepreneur needs to know in order to be successful. With just 4 hours per month, you’ll be able to drastically improve the success rate for your startup. Here is a summary of what you will learn:

  • The Process of Entrepreneurial Innovation
    • Overview of  the model,
    • Key issues
    • Takeaways
  • Creating Value for Your Customer
    • Whole product
    • Value proposition
    • customer relationships,
    • Customer Discovery
    • Customer Development
  •  Capturing Value for the Entrepreneur
    • business model
    • market entry strategies
  • Validation of the business concept
    • evidence required
    • verifiable hypotheses,
    • MVP
  • Laying the foundation for a sustainable business
    • eight hurdles
  • Building the team
    • key skills
    • timing
    • structure
    • compensation
  • Building financial capability
    • initial funding
    • capital efficiency
    • internal controls
    • risk management
    • exit strategies
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
    • evolution from founder to CEO
    • governance
    • culture
    • leveraging advisors

Learn from the Greatest

Every year we bring in a group of exceptional speakers, who have all been in your shoes. You will be able to learn from individuals who have the first-hand knowledge of what you’re going through and learn from their mistakes. We are currently working on finalizing the speaker list for the upcoming series.

 

Key Dates:

Session 1 – Friday, September 23, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

Session 2 – Friday, Friday October 21, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

Session 3 – Friday, November 18, 12:30 – 4 p.m.

Session 4 – Friday, December 16, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

Session 5 – Friday, January 20, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

Session 6 – Friday, February 17, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

Session 7 – Friday, April 21, 12 :30- 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

Session 8 – Friday, May 19, 12:30 – 4 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking following the session

 

All sessions will be held at the Venture Development Center

For more information, visit: https://innovation.utdallas.edu/entrepreneurial-development-series-2 

or contact Olia Bosovik at olia.bosovik@utdallas.edu

Cost

Seats are limited for the upcoming Entrepreneurial Development Series and will go quickly , sign up now.

  • $299 per attendee
  • Group discount for 2 or more seats: $250 per seat
  • Early Bird Discount is available until August 31st, 2016: $250
  • Current Student Pricing: $49