PRE-SEED WORKSHOP DATES- March 30th and April 13th 2007. Click here to request more information on the next session.
Cornell has a long history of working with campus inventors to commercialize technology and start new companies. However, there is a growing "pre-seed" gap for inventions coming from universities into the marketplace.
Cornell has adopted a program entitled the "Pre-Seed Workshop" put together by management and venture consultants to address the very needs of pre-seed ideas.
The Pre-seed Workshop (PSW) is a systematic approach to help researchers evaluate the commercialization potential of an invention and provide essential information from the venture capital and business community for launching a start-up company.
PSW was designed to take a raw idea from a university lab and investigate its marketplace viability using a preliminary commercialization plan developed in the workshop. Additionally, PSW includes activities to help researchers decide if the idea should move forward as a start-up company and test the start-up fortitude of the researchers themselves.