Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ Course Provides Entrepreneur Training

The Emory Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), will be offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training course again in 2020. This course is designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a startup company to commercialize their inventions. All faculty members at the Georgia CTSA partner institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine and The University of Georgia) are eligible to apply for the course.

During the course, faculty entrepreneurs spend six full days over seven weeks with two Kauffman certified facilitators and thirteen guest speakers, who are experienced company CEOs/VPs, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, intellectual property experts, and university administrators, to address the topics listed below.

  • Exploring entrepreneurship
  • Defining the target market
  • Conducting market research and analysis
  • Testing your business concept
  • Entering and capturing the market
  • Planning for financial success
  • Building and compensating your team
  • Protecting your business and intellectual property
  • Identifying funding and working with investors
  • Managing cash and operating your business
  • Managing conflict of interest

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