Specific topics covered in this session will include:
Hands On Activity: Mapping your institutions Assets for Commercialization
Hands On Activity: Setting Short Term Institutional Goals and Objectives
In this session we will examine different models of acceleration and incubation. We will explore co-working spaces, incubation models, acceleration models and other structures for sustainable incubation and acceleration efforts at TTO’s.
Hands On Activity: Assessing your Portfolio of Companies
Hands On Activity: Building your Incubator/Accelerator Business Model
Accelerators and Incubators are often required to use local talent, mentors and actors to enable the success of their client companies. In this session we will examine ways to develop an effective mentor network around your TTO and Accelerator. We will discuss methods for engagement with mentors while building an ongoing network locally, regionally and globally.
Hands On Activity: Assessing your current needs for mentorship
Hands On Activity: Building your Mentor Network Plan
While government and VC financing is critical to the growth of early stage start ups, angel investors are often one of the first in investors for university based start ups. In this session we will examine methods for building and deploying angel networks. We will also talk about the role of TTO’s in educating potential investors in high risk investment models.
Hands On Activity: Assessing your Assets, current possible angels in your region
Hands On Activity: Building your angel network development plan
Hands On Activity: Building a portfolio of investable deals for early stage investors (De-Risking Investment)
On This Day each team will report out on the work accomplished during the Homework Period to the Group to promote best practices sharing and further refinement of models:
On this day we will examine how to link TTO’s directly with regional and global networks for incubation and acceleration of early stage start ups at their institution:
- Cap Table
- Board Management
At this closing session, each team will present their strategic plan and business model for acceleration and incubation services