Arizona SBDC Statewide  Incubator Assistance Grant             Presented by:         Mark Engle, DirectorMCCD Small Busine...
Before We Get Started• Introductions of SBDC  staff• Purpose of Presentation• www.aztechedge.com
Agenda for today• History of project  •   Clean Technology grant  •   City of Chandler project  •   Project Socrates model...
Clean Technology Grant    • Objectives      •   Assessment & Action Plans      •   IP Property Management      •   SBIR   ...
Agenda for today• History of project  •   Clean Technology grant  •   City of Chandler project  •   Project Socrates model...
TechEDge Class• 10 week class on technology• Online with all videos and  handouts• Features Subject Matter  Experts (SME)•...
Technology Readiness    Assessment• Developed with SME  Assistance• Tool to assess readiness, but  also template for plann...
Raising Capital for your Technology     Venture• A full day (8+ hours) of “drinking  from the firehose” on key issues• Fea...
Research Assistance Program   • Kickoff July 31st with Lunch n     Learn cosponsored by AZ     Technology Council and ASU ...
TechEDge Lunch n Learns  • Hour long trainings at    Incubators on current business    topics  • Using Videoconferencing  ...
TechEDge Coffee &    Connections• Quarterly series  involving business  topics of interest• Plus networking within  incuba...
Innovation Conference• Fall 2012 conference in  Chandler for statewide  audience• Program to focus on Innovation  and the ...
Patent Clinic• Patent Clinic – half day  program to link clients and  legal professional SME’s• Current in-business and  p...
Investor Pitch• Half day program to  introduce to skills needed  to be effective• Practice sessions with  real situation a...
Incubator Involvement   • SBDC grant provides     technical assistance to     Incubators and their     clients   • No-cost...
What TechEDge can provideThe program will promote  the small business  counseling and training  you need to make your  cli...
Marketing & Promotion:       Brochures
Flyers, Email blasts,Success Stories in papers…
Small Business Staff &       SME’s
Thank you!            Presented by:        Mark Engle, DirectorMaricopa Community Colleges Small     Business Development ...
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An Overview of the TechEDge Program for Arizona SBDC Network, July 2012, a program to serve small business incubators for the state of Arizona

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  1. 1. Arizona SBDC Statewide Incubator Assistance Grant Presented by: Mark Engle, DirectorMCCD Small Business Development Center 2400 N. Central Avenue, #104 Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-784-0590
  2. 2. Before We Get Started• Introductions of SBDC staff• Purpose of Presentation• www.aztechedge.com
  3. 3. Agenda for today• History of project • Clean Technology grant • City of Chandler project • Project Socrates model • HP Life project • SBA Grant
  4. 4. Clean Technology Grant • Objectives • Assessment & Action Plans • IP Property Management • SBIR • Investor Readiness • Business Planning
  5. 5. Agenda for today• History of project • Clean Technology grant • City of Chandler project • Project Socrates model • HP Life project • SBA Grant
  6. 6. TechEDge Class• 10 week class on technology• Online with all videos and handouts• Features Subject Matter Experts (SME)• Involves Counseling• TRL Readiness Assessment• Preparation for Incubator clients• Two classes so far…. Lessons learned and potential
  7. 7. Technology Readiness Assessment• Developed with SME Assistance• Tool to assess readiness, but also template for planning• Develops “Punch List” for client and scope of work for SBDC
  8. 8. Raising Capital for your Technology Venture• A full day (8+ hours) of “drinking from the firehose” on key issues• Features SME’s also as an interactive panel• Leads to understanding of technology readiness vs. raising capital• 2 Successful presentations to date, with high enthusiasm of all
  9. 9. Research Assistance Program • Kickoff July 31st with Lunch n Learn cosponsored by AZ Technology Council and ASU • Features TRL Assessment Tool • Features Clean Technology Research and Small Business Roadmaps • Positions small businesses to utilize above services, including customized research
  10. 10. TechEDge Lunch n Learns • Hour long trainings at Incubators on current business topics • Using Videoconferencing capabilities for sharing • Fall series in process of being developed
  11. 11. TechEDge Coffee & Connections• Quarterly series involving business topics of interest• Plus networking within incubator• Helps build cohort
  12. 12. Innovation Conference• Fall 2012 conference in Chandler for statewide audience• Program to focus on Innovation and the new economy• Looking to build annual event for Arizona to promote innovation and technology
  13. 13. Patent Clinic• Patent Clinic – half day program to link clients and legal professional SME’s• Current in-business and preventure clients both• Emphasis on early stage Patent management strategies
  14. 14. Investor Pitch• Half day program to introduce to skills needed to be effective• Practice sessions with real situation analysis• Involve SME’s to make it real and provide feedback
  15. 15. Incubator Involvement • SBDC grant provides technical assistance to Incubators and their clients • No-cost to implement trainings such as classes, seminars and conferences • Statewide Audience any project can qualify
  16. 16. What TechEDge can provideThe program will promote the small business counseling and training you need to make your clients better businesses or increase chances of success
  17. 17. Marketing & Promotion: Brochures
  18. 18. Flyers, Email blasts,Success Stories in papers…
  19. 19. Small Business Staff & SME’s
  20. 20. Thank you! Presented by: Mark Engle, DirectorMaricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center 2400 N. Central Avenue, #104 Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-784-0590 www.maricopaSBDC.com
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