UC San Diego Innovation Calendar
Begins Thursday, September 12th
Whether you are considering a start-up or want to grow your existing company, SDEE’s Boot Camp provides a complete tool kit for successfully achieving the next critical step.
Monthly educational sessions feature a panel of experts who will focus on a selection of core topics. These meetings are paired with monthly mentoring sessions to provide small groups with the perfect opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions to explore the topics and their specific application. This program is also an excellent opportunity to expand your network with colleagues that have successfully faced the issues that you will or are now working through.
- 6 core sessions
- 1 optional session
- 2 – 3 speakers/session
A key strength of the SDEE community is peer-to-peer mentoring. Peer groups of no more than 6 members will be established based on geography and/or entrepreneur area of focus. Small group sizes help with team cohesion and ensure adequate focus on the unique situation of each member. The monthly mentoring sessions will be scheduled separately from the education sessions and will be led by an experienced facilitator to provide advice and additional resources.
Session Dates & Topics:
Thursday, September 12, 2019: Optional introductory overview for participants making their debut as an entrepreneur. Participants will prepare a 3 slide pitch deck to share
Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Getting Started (business basics, entity formation, common pitfalls)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Operations/building a team/selecting outsourcing & vendor partners
December 2019: No session
Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Budgeting, fundraising, and client acquisition
Tuesday, February 11, 2020: IP and Licensing
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: Exit strategy
Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Pitches
Morrison & Forester LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Registration & Networking (food will be provided)
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Program/Q & A
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking
Mentoring Sessions: Time and location will be determined by the group, but should be scheduled within about two weeks following each education session.
Cost for entire series only $70 – Open to SDEE members only. Apply here.
Get your SDEE Membership here: https://www.sdentrepreneurs.org/join_sdee
Apply for the boot camp by August 30th as enrollment is limited to 30.