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Startup 101

Time: January 26, 2015 at 12pm to May 6, 2015 at 1:15pm
Location: UHM Sakamaki D101
Street: 2530 Dole Street
City/Town: Honolulu
Website or Map: http://www.outreach.hawaii.ed…
Phone: 808-956-8244
Event Type: class
Organized By: Susan Horowitz
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2015

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This hands-on workshop introduces and simulates the startup experience. Learn about customer validation, product development and startup building blocks to help understand the challenges and the mechanics of launching a startup. Founder teams will be formed to develop your product or service ideas. Discussion includes Design Thinking, Lean Startup principles, business model canvas, entity formation, stock options, Intellectual Property (IP), financing options and case studies. Guest speakers may include a Design Thinking consultant, IP attorney and successful Kickstarter entrepreneuer. The outcome of the course will be a product video and business plan that can be submitted to business plan competitions and/or accelerators. Lab activities include Design Thinking exercises, creating a business model canvas, customer validation, video and pitch creation and pitch practice sessions.


Instructor: Robert Nakata

Fee: $75 (Free for UHM undergraduates)

Call 956-8400 to register


Robert Nakata, MBA, Wharton School of Business, MSEE/CS and BSEE, MIT, is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of startup and public company executive experience in Silicon Valley and Honolulu. He was an executive at startups and public companies including serving as the Founder and CEO of Oahu Group, CEO/CTO at Kai Medical, CEO of B3 Advanced Communication Systems, Vice President of Systems Engineering at VeriFone, Senior Vice President of Operations at GWCom and Vice President of Worldwide Engineering at Interwave Communications.

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