For those who’re struggling to develop a viable concept or idea to start out or develop a enterprise, the Berks LaunchBox might help. By the sequence of programs listed under, individuals will be capable of brainstorm, design, develop and check an concept for a brand new startup, or a brand new route to enhance an present enterprise, by figuring out your property and contemplating the alternatives round you.
Within the Berks LaunchBox innovation hub and makerspace, Penn State Berks is addressing the wants of each present and future entrepreneurs. After a profitable first yr of their new area throughout the Goggleworks Middle for the Arts in downtown Studying, the Berks LaunchBox is offering new route to assist group members who wish to turn out to be entrepreneurs however want help with validating their enterprise concepts. The objective is to spur financial improvement in Studying by serving to companies launch, develop and scale their companies within the metropolis.
The next programs will probably be supplied:
Mini Thought Creation Workshop–Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6-7 p.m.
This workshop offers guided concept brainstorming and creation workout routines to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and self-starters to develop new concepts. This can be a little style of what you’ll do within the Thought Design Lab class.
Thought Design Lab–Wednesdays, March 18 and 25, 6:30-9 p.m.
This course will assist aspiring entrepreneurs design, develop and refine new enterprise concepts with hands-on, guided workout routines. All individuals will develop an concept pitch that can be utilized for the following steps of the startup course of, akin to buyer discovery, market testing and in search of funding and grants.
Thought Check Lab–Wednesdays, Might 20, 27, June 3, 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
Step one to take your concept from idea to completion is to find out if in case you have recognized an issue price fixing. This class will enable you to to realize a greater understanding of what problem your buyer is dealing with, work out the place potential prospects could be discovered; and establish the distinctive worth you’ll be able to present. Attendees should submit an software prematurely.