Entrepreneurial Workshops

The Research Park has created an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program that hires local experienced technology entrepreneurs to provide monthly consulting to new startup ventures and prospective technology entrepreneurs. By sourcing this talent from the local region, the program selects peers that have faced similar challenges in commercializing research/early stage technology and are able to provide advice on their own path to successfully attracting investment, revenue, and industrial clients.

These workshops are for Research Park EIRs to share their wisdom, stories, and advice with the audience.

Past Workshops

  • Crafting Messages That Stick with Harlee Sorkin
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  • How to Pitch with Karin O’Connor
  • Angel Investing with Craig Vodnik
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  • Intellectual Property for Technology Based Companies with Alan Singleton
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  • Preparing your Series A Pitch with James Janega
  • Business Idea Validation with Harlee Sorkin
  • Your Go-To Market Strategy with Karin O’Connor
  • A Career of Lessons Learned with Ed Moore
  • Personal Branding with James Janega
  • If I Could Do It Over with Craig Vodnik
  • Business Model Building Blocks with Karin O’Connor
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  • Diversity in the Workplace with Lori Patterson
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  • Business Idea Validation with Harlee Sorkin
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  • M&A for High-Tech Startups with Rob Schultz
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  • Preparing Your Pitch with James Janega
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  • Exit Strategies for the Tech Business with Alan Singleton
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  • Angel Investing 101 with Karin O’Connor
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  • Essential Elements of Startup Excellence with Tim Hoerr
  • Building an Effective PR Strategy Through Relationships with Craig Vodnik
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  • Straight Talk on Raising Money from Investors with Karin O’Connor
  • Technology Commercialization with Chad Stiening
  • Startup Sales with Lori Patterson
  • What’s Your Story? with James Janega
  • 7 Mistakes Scaling Companies Make with Craig Vodnik

Startup Cafe

Startup Cafe is a luncheon series that highlights successful entrepreneurs with connections to the Research Park as guest speakers.

The forum gives a chance for entrepreneurs to share their story and provide their insights on their success, things they wish they would have known before getting started, and lessons from their entrepreneurial journey.

Past Speakers