ABOUT THE CLASS
In this class, you'll learn how to talk directly to stakeholders - from potential customers to investors to advisors. Understand factors that will have a large financial impact on your business and learn how to mitigate risk. Students will work through the key elements necessary to sustain a business and how to ensure the company stays focused on key factors for sustainable growth and success. Learn the tasks that must be preformed in your business before getting to your first customer.
To establish basic direction on uncovering a potential opportunity, developing a plan, and successfully implementing a short-term strategy for long term results.
To understand the basics of the competitive landscape in a market, potential threats and identifying differentiating factors.
To provide basic direction on conducting a feasibility analysis for new product or service ideas.
To determine the steps from idea to launch for a company and understanding what makes a company a company versus just an interesting idea.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR, Stewart Youngblood
Stewart is Program Director of Tech Wildcatters in Dallas, TX. Tech Wildcatters top B2B mentorship-driven seed fund and startup accelerator. The 12-week accelerator “bootcamp” runs every spring, investing in B2B web, software, mobile and other startups. The companies get $25,000 in seed funding, intensive top-notch mentorship, and the opportunity to pitch to investors and corporate development/IT teams at the end of program “Pitch Day”.
PRESENTED BY, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) is an entrepreneurial support system dedicated to bringing together the resources, support and opportunities that Dallas-area entrepreneurs need to start, build and grow their businesses. Launched in 2013, the DEC connects entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, educators and other business and community leaders in order to advance the economic interests of the Dallas community. Learn more at thedec.co.