Pre-Seed Workshop is a community event
where teams build companies over the course of two and a half days.
Organizers bring together experts in the community (technical,
legal, business, finance, etc.) to determine the viability of new
start-up concepts, potentially being spun-out of universities and
federal labs, with a focus on
commercializing hard-science technologies.
Highly-skilled professionals are pre-assigned to work with academic
researchers that have patented inventions. The talent on each team
is "balanced" to simulate a real start-up company. Six to
eight teams are created per workshop. During the workshop, the
teams are led through a series of structured hands-on sessions
where they investigate and transform potentially commercializable
technologies into pre-seed stage companies. Teams leave the
workshop with a thin commercialization plan for a new start-up.
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