May 10, 2018
For the third year, the Wharton School has partnered with the office of the Vice Provost for Research to create a unique learning experience for faculty, scientists, and clinicians interested in commercializing their work at Penn and launching a new venture. This program is based on some of the most successful teaching offerings on innovation and entrepreneurship around campus.
In this three-day program, you’ll learn techniques to develop your ideas for commercialization and learn the key ingredients for a successful venture. Participants will walk through the process of creating a great business opportunity, learn how to evaluate the opportunity, and undertake the first steps of execution.
This program is designed for faculty, scientists, clinicians, and post-docs who want to commercialize their research. Participants who complete the program will be recognized as Mack Technology Fellows.
|Thursday, May 10||Friday, May 11||Saturday, May 12|
|8:30–9:00 a.m.||Introduction: Innovation as a Process
|9:00–10:30 a.m.||Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation
|Entrepreneurship in an Academic Environment
|10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||From Idea to Exit: Yodel Case Study
|Intellectual Property Issues
|Communicating the Venture/Making the Pitch
|1:15–2:45 p.m.||Strategic Partnerships
|Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
|3:00–4:30 p.m.||Fundraising and Financing Strategies
|Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Part 2
|Conclusion to Program|