The Commercialization Academy will kickoff in the fall of 2015 with 8 new teams. The Academy takes promising entrepreneurs and pairs them with new federal laboratory IP. The Academy is a long term program that give individuals the ability to build a startup around a piece of DoD IP. These pieces of IP are selected from the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY.
Curriculum / Details
Each team gets indvdual mentorship and incubation by the Wasabi Ventures Team.
Session 1: Overview of the Startup Life Cycle Session 7: Idea Brainstorming
Session 2: Startup Finance 101 Session 8: Creating an Effective Pitch Deck
Session 3: Effective Startup Due Diligence Session 9: Communicating with Advisors and Investors
Session 4: Becoming an Authority in an Industry Session 10: Working with an Engineering Team
Session 5: Analyzing a Competitive Landscape Session 11: My Career and the Startup World
Session 6: The 5 Red Flags of Startups