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Tech-Entrepreneur Workshop Series

Wednesday, October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm • Organized By Small Business & Technology Development Center
500 E Walnut Street Ste 102, Columbia, MO 65201


Got a great technology-based idea and want to turn it into a business? Or a new idea for an existing business? Then the Tech-Entrepreneur Workshop Series is for you! The Tech Series helps you transform your ideas into viable businesses through a simple, powerful, and proven system. Throughout the four-week workshop series, participants will work with business and entrepreneurship experts to: • Develop a value proposition and business model for your idea using the Business Model Canvas. • Discover product need by determining your customers, their problems, and the solutions your product/idea provides. • Interview potential customers to determine if your idea is viable. • Get individual feedback on ideas, opportunities, and business development from business counselors and mentors. • Learn about federal grant funding opportunities. Who should attend: All faculty, university students, community inventors, and entrepreneurs from the Mid-Missouri area with a technology-based idea (digital, bio-science, engineered products, healthcare, animal health, etc) Participants are NOT required to have previous experience in business or entrepreneurship. Classes will be held from 3-6pm on Wednesdays October 9, 16, 23, and 30* at Columbia Regional Economic Development Inc (REDI) - 500 E Walnut St #102, Columbia, MO 65201. For questions or more information contact: Felicia Rateliff - University of Missouri, Lafferre Hall office E2437M (2nd floor north-east corner) 573-882-8087 *Attendance at the first three sessions is mandatory. Session four is optional.
Felicia Rateliff
Small Business & Technology Development Center
(573) 882-4282
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500 E Walnut Street Ste 102
Columbia, MO 65201
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