How do you get great
ideas out of corporations, government, and other
large organizations and into your startup? It’s
a question being asked more and more as economic
conditions have led many would-be entrepreneurs
back to the safety and (relative) security of a
corporate paycheck. Luckily, working in an
established company doesn't have to mean the end
of your startup dreams. At this month’s Coffee
& DoughNets we’ll discuss how entrepreneurs
can partner with corporations to spin out new
ideas, and how intrapreneurs can convince their
employers to let them take the entrepreneurial
leap. Our panel will provide guidance, personal
experience, and practical advice on the process,
negotiation, strategy, structuring a deal, and
much more. What motivates a large corporation to
relinquish technology? What control and oversight
do they want to maintain? What about intellectual
property rights? What excites (or frightens) VCs
about these ventures? And, maybe most important,
how do you operate with enough freedom to get the
product to market? Take a spin out to Coffee &
DoughNets this month for answers to these
questions and more.
am - 8:00 am
& Doughnuts provided)
Presentation : 8:00 am, followed by
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Program is here to make a difference and the
best way for us to do that is to talk with
you and hear about your successes, problems
and the issues affecting your business.
These informal networking and information
sessions give netpreneurs the chance to
exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge. And,
they give us the chance to meet you!
Think of each session
as an informal opportunity to stop in, meet
us, meet other netpreneurs, and gain ideas
for your net-centric business. Registration
is typically limited to approximately 250
with first available seating given to
netpreneurs and aspiring netpreneurs. The
description of your company is, in essence,
your ticket to attend as space is available.
If you are a netpreneur, please make sure
your company description covers the
netcentric nature of your business or your
Made possible at no charge to the netpreneur
community by the Morino Institute Netpreneur Program.
Hale & Dorr
The (Current) Entrepreneur
and GM, MEMS
VP for Technology Commercialization
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