Thursday, October 31, 2019

Business Fundamentals for Scientists: November Workshops

Business Fundamentals for Scientists Workshops
A series of hands-on workshops developed collaboratively by UM Ventures, Mtech, and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship for UMD faculty and graduate students to present business concepts and skills, startup resources and how to take advantage of them, legal issues surrounding startups and many other practical know-how. FREE for all UMD faculty, staff, and students.
Location: Diamondback Garage, 7878 Diamondback Drive, College Park, MD
Market Research Databases at UMD: How and Where
Trying to figure out size of your market, competition, industry analysis can be a daunting task. University of Maryland Libraries offers free subscriptions to many databases on broad business topics, such as industry reports, company information, demographics and statistics, marketing, finance and investment and many others. Lily Griner, a long-time Business Librarian, will teach how to access and use these resources.
Presenter: Lily Griner, UMD Libraries
When: November 4, 10-11 AM, REGISTER
 Business Development 101 for Startups 
Without sales your startup cannot claim success. How to achieve this important milestone? Learn from serial entrepreneur and CEO of Airgility how to do business development for a startup. 
Presenter: Pramod Rajea, CEO, Airgility 
When: November 8, 10-11 AM, REGISTER
Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Learn about different types of intellectual property rights: copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets. What these rights are, how to obtain them and why, what are the associated costs etc.
Presenter: Felicia Metz, JD
When: November 14, 10-11 AM REGISTER
Can my innovation become a startup?
Not all innovative ideas are destined to become a startup. Learn from a VC and a successful serial entrepreneur what differentiates a product or technology from a startup. 
Presenter: Glen Hellman aka Mr. Cranky
When: November 18, 9-10 AM REGISTER
How Equity Investments Work: Angels and VCs
Learn from an experienced VC how equity investments work, difference between VCs and angel investors, how do they invest, what their expectation is, and what you need to know.
Presenter: Stan Smith
When: November 21, 1-2 PM, REGISTER
Accounting 101 for Startups
Learn about accounting issues specific to startups, what to watch out for, and what mistakes to avoid.
Presenters: Cheryl Y. Heusser, CPA, CFE, and Barbara Murphy Kromer, CPA, SnyderCohn
When: December 10, 10-11 AM REGISTER