Learn the basics of how in-house support can help you develop as an entrepreneur in your innovative, academic-based start-up. The session will start with the general terms on entrepreneurship, especially on early-stage technology start-up and spin-offs. We will discuss both general aspects and challenges of starting a new spin-off company based on technology developed during your time at the university.
Although excellent science is a good starting point for the new business there is much more to explore for a commercially successful start-up. It is a long journey from the bench-top to the market with lots of time and resources involved. It is also essential to get in touch with the right partners within the ecosystem right from the beginning. You will hear what types of support and help you can get within TU/e from the Gate – the one-stop-shop for your entrepreneurship journey. More specifically you will hear about what you need to build a strong business case starting from the initial proof-of-concept and how to attract funding and investments along the way.
- Entrepreneurship basics: general aspects and challenges from concept to market
- Resources and assistance available to you at the Gate
- Do’s and don’ts of getting your start-up off the ground
- Overview of building a business case and attracting funding