What do GPS, lithium batteries and a vaccine for Zika Virus all have in common? Answer: they were all initially funded by the government and then spun out into commercial products!
Want to find the next big commercial breakthrough? Join Fed Tech this fall and be paired with a cutting edge technology to build a new business. The Fed Tech team scouts opportunities from the $140B/year Federal R&D programs and puts them into the hands of entrepreneurs.
You’ll be paired with a technology and then conduct 50 plus customer interviews to develop a go to market concept. Each week you pitch your findings to the Fed Tech teaching team and mentors, all consisting of real entrepreneurs. In person attendance in Washington, DC is required for the opening and closing sessions but all other sessions can be participated in remotely. Fed Tech has worked with entrepreneurs from across the country. In person sessions for the class meet in DC from mid September to late November.
Want to learn more? Email program head Ben Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click here to learn more.
Our recent event, Lessons Learned in Startup Operations, was a big success. There was definitely energy in the room and lots of people glued to their seats.
The audience met James Quigley, CEO of Canvas, Cherian Thomas, Founder and CEO of Spotluck Inc. and Todd Walrath, founder and CEO of CareSave Technologies (Homecare.com). Each CEO presented their technology and company to the audience of MIT Alumni, entrepreneurs, MBA students and service providers that cater to the entrepreneurial community in DC.
The CEO presentations were followed up with a moderated discussion by the Dean of the GW Business School – Linda Livingstone. Dean Livingstone used the audience questions to guide the conversation and Q&A with the audience. Attendees gained valuable insights from the CEOs who shared lessons learned on the path from conception to viable business.
We hope you can make our next event!