• Negotiation Basics for Entrepreneurs

    3/2/2021 12:00:00 PM


    During this webinar, Assistant Clinical Professor Emily Underwood of The University of Chicago Law School will provide participants with an entry level primer on negotiation. We will talk about how to prepare for a negotiation, what to expect during the negotiation process, and some basic negotiation strategies.

  • Q&A: Introduction to Consulting

    3/4/2021 12:00:00 PM


    This session is for anyone interested in offering their technical skills on a contract basis. If you're a current consultant or new to the field, you should be able to learn something from this session. We will go over some high level topics such as accounting, marketing, time management, client management, contracts, and more. We'll also talk through how to move your business forward and how you can grow your consultancy. Bring your questions!

  • Exporting: Freight Forwarding

    3/9/2021 12:00:00 PM


    Bill McNamara and Paul Jarz of the ITC at the Women's SBDC outline the export process and specifically what role does the Freight Forwarder play in that process. In what way does having a freight forwarder benefit your company? How does your product get to a market, or customer, or the final part of the distribution chain.

  • Professional Responsibility for Startups

    3/10/2021 2:00:00 PM


    This webinar, led by Professor Gretchen Winter of UIUC, will conduct a thorough examination of the Dos and Don'ts of responsible business practices and habits, either financial, social, moral, or otherwise. As an emerging startup, this class is a necessary and foundational resource to new companies looking to succeed externally and internally. Come ready for discussion and dissection of what you believe is "correct" and "incorrect" in the business world.

  • How to Succeed at Crowdfunding with Indiegogo

    3/18/2021 12:00:00 PM


    Fundraising is often one of the most pressing and pivotal concerns among startups looking to fund their product development and other parts of the business life cycle. This webinar led by Ilan Cohen of Indiegogo will discuss when crowdfunding is the correct strategy for either GTM or prelaunch. It will also cover PR, digital marketing, product positioning, and how Indiegogo, which specializes in crowdfunding for physical products, can help. Q&A included.

  • Design for Prototyping: Form, Fit, Function and Fabricate

    3/24/2021 1:00:00 PM


    In this class, we will cover the process of converting ideas into reality using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software, 3D Printing, CNC Machining, “Plug-n-Play” Electronics kits, and everything else needed to have “prototypes in hand”. We will discuss various ways to design and prototype using popular materials like Wood, Plastic, Steel, and Aluminum. The class will wrap up with an overview of the “state of the union” in regards to digital prototyping technologies for today and tomorrow.

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