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Tough Tech  Start-up Bootcamp
Tough Tech  Start-up Bootcamp

Sat, Aug 05



Tough Tech Start-up Bootcamp

Designed and delivered by HBS professors and serial tech entrepreneurs. Gain ideas and hands-on venturing skills to lift your research from lab-2-market; open to faculty, grad students/PhDs, and post docs. Absolutely no experience required. Limited capacity

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Time & Location

Aug 05, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

1.402, Science and Engineering Complex, 150 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

About the event

Join the Harvard Grid and HBS faculty for a one-day bootcamp designed for science and engineering faculty, grad students/PhDs, and post docs who wish to translate their tough tech research into a start-up after completion of their program.

Spots are limited (20 seats) - Register TODAY!

Key Topics: IP strategy, Team Building, First Market Application, and Leadership

In Partnership with:

  • HBS Faculty (Professors Tom Eisenmann, Josh Krieger, Jim Matheson, and Tom Clay)
  • Harvard University's Office of Technology Development

What to Expect:

- Full day immersive, interactive workshop with pre-reads, HBS-style mini cases, lectures, networking, and thought provoking discussions

- Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

Speaker Profiles:

Thomas R. Eisenmann - Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration and Peter O. Crisp Faculty Chair, Harvard Innovation Labs

Jim Matheson - Senior Lecturer of Business Adminstration, Harvard Business School

Joshua Lev Krieger - Assistant Professor of Business Adminstration, Harvard Business School

Agenda Topics:

  • IP Strategy - budgeting, building moats, requirements for VC funding
  • First Application - picking a starting lane, validating fit, shaping tech platforms
  • Lunch! Heard on the street: how RightHand Robotics found its market footing (or “gripping”)
  • Team Building - Leadership: Are you the CEO?, assessing gaps, finding co-foudners
  • Pitching & Funding - tell your story, types of funding, VC do’s and don’ts

Copies of Prof Tom Eisenmann’s book “Why Startups Fail” for each participant

Open to Harvard PhDs, Post-Docs and Faculty

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