TLA Claim Your Seat at the Table: "Customer Discovery: Who Will Pay For Your Invention?"

    Date: 
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: 
    Zoom
    Registration: 

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    Description: 

    Based on the event series presented by Tech Launch Arizona, the USPTO, and FutureForward.org, Claim Your Seat at the Table is an exciting new resource for University of Arizona women interested in increasing their impact outside of academia by exploring commercialization and entrepreneurship.

    In this four-session workshop, UArizona women will work with Tech Launch Arizona, ecosystem members, and mentors to learn how to think of themselves as inventors, how to build strong teams, how to find their customers, and how to raise money to achieve their goals:

    Customer Discovery:  Who Will Pay For Your Invention?

    • Participants learn customer discovery interview skills based on proven NSF I-Corps programming.  Teams assess their technology's commercial viability and put Lean Startup Methodology techniques into use.

    Beyond Grants: Understanding the Funding Lifecycle 

    • Participants engage with experts from Tech Launch Arizona and representatives from potential funding sources (public and private) to identify the available options that are most appropriate at each stage.

    Inaugural cohort dates May 6, 13, 20 & 27.  3:30-5:00pm.