Get a Monthly Dose of Help at Business Development Seminars

The Entrepreneurial Development Series at The University of Texas at Dallas offers eight high-content lectures for innovators, creators, or tinkerers.

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The Entrepreneurial Development Series at The University of Texas at Dallas offers eight high-content lectures for innovators, creators, or tinkerers.

“These seminars will cover key issues for launching a business,” said Jeremy Vickers, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas.

Vickers, also a senior lecturer at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, said these lectures could “drastically improve the success rate for your startup.”

“Entrepreneurship and innovation in the past was seen as something people did after work, in their garage,” Vickers said. “We know that a more deliberate approach with quantifiable results is most likely to produce a successful outcome. The Entrepreneurial Development Series will help innovators figure out how to take that approach to their endeavors.”

“We know that a more deliberate approach with quantifiable results is most likely to produce a successful outcome.” 

Jeremy Vickers

The monthly, four-hour seminars will begin Sept. 23 on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson and run through May 2017.

“The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes cross-disciplinary programs for entrepreneurs across the DFW area,” Vickers said. “We’ve seen how businesses grow their success in this market and we can offer that information along with expertise to the community at large — whether they’re coming from a small startup or from a large corporation.” 

ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVLOPMENT SERIES LINEUP

  1. The Process of Entrepreneurial Innovation: overview of the model; key issues; and take-aways
  2. Creating Value for Your Customer: whole product; value proposition; customer relationships; customer discovery; and customer development
  3. Capturing Value for the Entrepreneur: business model and market entry strategies
  4. Validation of the Business Concept: evidence required; verifiable hypotheses; and MVP
  5. Eight Hurdles in Creating a Sustainable Business
  6. Building the Team: key skills; timing; structure; and compensation
  7. Building Financial Capability: initial funding; capital efficiency; internal controls; risk management; and exit strategies
  8. Entrepreneurial Leadership: evolution from founder to CEO; governance; culture; and leveraging advisers

All sessions are held on Fridays and most include a reception afterward to network with other attendees and presenters. The cost is $299 per attendee for all eight sessions or $250 per person for two or more registrations from the same organization.

For questions, contact Olia Bosovik at olia.bosovic@utdallas.edu.


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