Entrepreneurial Development Series


UT Dallas’s incubator – the Venture Development Center – is returning with a new year of in-depth training for startup founders and principals. If you work in the entrepreneurial community in the North Texas/Dallas region or are a student, alumnus, faculty, or staff member with a UT Dallas affiliation, then consider attending.

Or, if you are seeking a deeper educational experience from presenters with academic credentials and university research behind them – someone more than the usual “local expert” – then this program is for you!

The Entrepreneurial Development Series covers how to better be equipped for building, leading, and operating your startup. Classes take place monthly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm with check-in and networking starting at 5:30 pm on the UT Dallas campus in the Blackstone LaunchPad building (in Parking Structure 3 between Einstein Bagels and IHOP), located at 2830 Rutford Avenue.


Session Topics

  • Value Proposition
    • Business Model
    • Customer/Product/Market Fit
    • Crafting a Unique Value Proposition
    • Metrics For Succes
  • Keys to a Successful Business Launch
    • Creating a Minimum Viable Product
    • Go-To Market Strategies
    • Channels for Distribution
  •  Building A Strong Foundation Part I
    • Legal & Business Structures Entrepreneurs Need to Know in Order to:
      • Start a Business
      • Raise Money
      • Sell a Business
    • Founder and Key Employee Incentives
  • Building A Strong Foundation Part II
    • Accounting/Tax/ Estate Planning
    • Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
  • Sales & Marketing 101
    • Sales Strategies, Structures, and Incentives
    • Sales/Marketing Automation & CRM
    • Website & Social Media
    • Digital Marketing
  • Venture Financing
    • Bootstrapping 101
    • Fundraising 101
    • Investor Management and Reporting
    • Building an Advisory Board

Prior Speakers include:

Vincent Hsieh ( COO/CFO of Geoforce)

Nicole Mossman ( Founder and CEO of Everthread)

Jake Edsell (Co-Founder & COO of ParkHub)

Jon Shapiro ( Founder of Alliance Systems)

Chris Bhatti ( Founder of Vissero Group, LLC)


Seats are limited for the upcoming Entrepreneurial Development Series and will go quickly, please register by following the link below.

  • Entire Series (6) – $210.00
  • Single (1) Session – $35.00
  • Group Registration (+2) – $180.00
  • Current UT Dallas Students – Free (*Terms and Conditions Apply)


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