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Summer Launch Lab

Community Events Professional Development

Date

July 07, 2021

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Recurrence

Weekly on Wed until Aug, 28 2021

Location

N/A

Details

Training Schedule

Reservations required for each training session. To reserve a spot, e-mail Katherine.Cota@dsu.edu with information on the date, title of workshop, preference for in-person or on-line (Zoom) instruction and your name and contact information.

Summer Launch Lab (In-person Encouraged, Zoom Available)

Launch Lab is a multi-week immersion into lean launch methodology and the business model canvas. Business ideas are developed through a process of hypothesis testing and validating through customer feedback. Assumptions are challenged weekly by evaluators and the business teams are guided by a mentor and the course instructor. At the end of the process, the business team has a minimal viable product that has been market validated.

Attendees register for the entire series of sessions. Attendees cannot take individual sessions since the material builds on the previous session.

Instructor: Katherine Cota M.A., M.B.A., Director of Economic Development

  • July 6 (Tuesday) -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    IRB Approval Notification. Value Proposition review. Minimal Viable
    Product lecture.
  • July 13 (Tuesday)  -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Value Prop and MVP review. Customer discovery begins.
  • July 20 (Tuesday) -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Canvas presentations. Feedback/assumption challenges. New customer
    discovery. Customer Relationships/segments/channels lecture.
  • July 27 (Tuesday) -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Canvas presentations. Feedback/assumption challenges. New customer
    discovery.
  • August 3 (Tuesday)  -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Canvas presentations. Feedback/assumption challenges.
    Partners/Activities/Resources lecture. New customer discovery.
  • August 10 (Tuesday)  -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Canvas presentations. Feedback/assumption challenges. Pricing, Costs,
    and Revenue lecture. New customer discovery.
  • August 17 (Tuesday)  -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Canvas presentations. Feedback/assumption challenges. Intellectual
    property, organizational structures, and sources of funding lecture.
  • August 24 (Tuesday) -  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Canvas
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  • August 28 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Launch Lab final presentations (DSU Playhouse)