Want to be an Entrepreneur? Fall Student Business Plan Boot Camp

Want to be an Entrepreneur!

Fall Student Business Plan Boot Camp                       Sat, Oct. 30, 2010

Whether you have that killer idea yet or not, this intense, one-day seminar will give you the tools to launch your own entrepreneurial business.

Register at   http://itecbpbootcamp.eventbrite.com/

This is a one day intensive session designed to help you get your entrepreneurial venture off the ground. This is available to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Topics covered include;-
*Perfecting your elevator pitch
*Creating your business model
*Designing your “Go to market” strategy
*Understanding Legal Considerations
* How to raise capital
*Writing your business plan
*Preparing your investment presentation

The instructors will include both BU faculty members and experts from the business community.
The session will also include the opportunity to have one on one connect meetings with the instructors and experts.
The cost will be $10 and will include lunch.


SMG Room 208
From 8.30 am to 4.00 pm

Space is limited so register to reserve your space at


Talk from Michael Gollin, IP Strategy Expert and Author

Join us for lunch and a talk from:

Michael Gollin
Chair, Life Sciences
Venable LLP

ØStrategic IP Expert
ØPatent Attorney
ØFounder, PIIPA – Public Interest IP Advisors for the developing world
ØBU Law Alum

Friday, October 22, 2010
12 noon – 1pm
Photonics Room 202
Lunch will be served
RSVP to jjensen@bu.edu

Michael Gollin flyer V2

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Training Flyer 2010 final

New Course at BU: Strategies for Bringing Technology to Market

SI871- iTeams: Strategies for Bringing Technology to Market is a unique course that guides student teams as they undertake commercial go-to-market strategy for scientific and engineering breakthroughs. By collaborating with faculty and graduate students in the University’s research labs and mentors from the business community, teams will assess the economic and social prospects of recent technology innovations, outline the technical and market risks and the key commercial milestones and make recommendations for the most effective commercialization strategy.  

Project work is supported by lectures that focus on critical skills required.  Guidance will be provided in assessing critical commercialization milestones by a combination of faculty and mentors from the business community.  Vinit Nijhawan, who leads the University’s Office of Technology Development, will teach the course and he will bring the projects to the course, selected from University technology opportunities.

Web Course: Structuring and Leading the Research-Intensive Company

Overview: This class will provide students who are seriously considering starting a company to commercialize the science they are working on, the tools to start to plan the venture and avoid making common mistakes that are made by many first time entrepreneurs.

This course will cover various topics related to starting a company like evaluating business opportunity, developing value proposition and building entry barriers, recruiting management team, board of advisors, identifying and seeking various sources of financing opportunities, structuring founders equity and incentive compensation and incorporating company.

At the end of the course, the students will get a broad understanding on various startup aspects that have to be factored as part of starting a company.