Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture is a hands-on business development program specifically designed to assist scientists, inventors, engineers and IT developers in southwest Ohio to commercialize a new technology or take an existing tech business to the next level.
Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture will be presented over a eight-week period beginning Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Each week local subject experts will discuss business development and management topics, including:
- Entering and Capturing the Market
- Financial considerations
- Entrepreneurship and Building Your Team
- Protecting Your Intellectual Property
- Identifying Funding and Working With Investors
- Cash Management and Operations
In addition to the subject experts, professional business coaches and mentors will then work individually with each company to develop that topic in the company’s business plan.
Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture is sponsored by BIOSTART and Hamilton County Business Center, members of the Ohio Edison Incubation program. The topic presenters, coaches and mentors are high powered, local business professionals who have launched successful careers and businesses.
Upon completion of the entire Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture program, each participant will have the tools to create a world class enterprise or to take an existing business to the next level. All companies that complete the program are also eligible to participate in the TechVenture Cincy Business Plan Competition in January, 2011. Prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 will be awarded to the top three business plans.
DATES: Tuesdays from 10/19 through 12/7/10
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION: Hamilton County Business Center (HCBC)
1776 Mentor Avenue
Conference Room 160
Cincinnati, OH 45212
COST: $250 per person (an $895 value)
BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: January, 2011 (date TBA) Open only to program participants.