Faculty/Graduate Student Entrepreneurship

Faculty/Graduate Student Entrepreneurship

Tuesday November 17th @ 4:00pm – Technology Development Center

 Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Technology Transfer & Economic Development (TTED) Office presents an educational offering and tools to better inform faculty, researchers and graduate students considering entrepreneurship. It is believed that with better information and understanding, a researcher‐entrepreneur will either be more successful with licensed IP or in their business ventures.

Leveraging the assets and skill‐set of Missouri S&T’s TTED Office, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and area entrepreneurs, TTED will offer an 8-week series of workshops (beginning in the January 2016) focused on educating faculty, researchers and graduate students on the methodology and aspects of entrepreneurship, business ownership and navigating University rules. The basis for these offerings would be the Business Model Canvas http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas/bmc and Lean Launch Pad http://steveblank.com/category/lean-launchpad/ developed by Steve Blank and adopted by the NSF I-Corps http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504802 program. With NSF, and now NIH, moving in this direction, working through your individual Business Model Canvas and developing the Lean Launch Pad will be useful in achieving the University’s goals and personal/professional development.

Join us on November 17th at 4:00pm in the Technology Development Center http://ecodevo.mst.edu/info/technology-development-center/  to learn more about this 8-week workshop designed to help faculty and graduate students learn about methodologies and practices geared toward improving research and commercialization, starting and succeeding at running your own business,  and the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.


For more information and to RSVP contact John Woodson jwoodson@mst.edu or call ext. 7544.