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May 15: Start-up Bootcamp

Start-up Bootcamp Friday May 15, 2015 1904 174th St, Hazel Crest, IL 60429 Course is designed for: Makers, startup companies and entrepreneurs who have a product idea, prototype or product and need the skills and resources to make their idea real. Download the flyer here.

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration & Coffee 8:30 am Program Commences

Welcome SouthWorks MakerLab Network Consortium Members: Reggie Greenwood, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Don Brozek, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium, Mollie Dowling, OAI, Inc. & Calumet Green Manufacturing Partnership

Introductions and 30 second pitch statements Who I am, What am I doing, Why am I here and What are my needs?

9:00 – 10:00 am Digital Manufacturing & Production Using 3-D printing for prototyping

10:00 – 11:00 am Product Design & Innovation Iterative process and continuous improvement

11:00 – 12:00 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker – Financing for Production Doug Monieson Chairman of the Board of Hyde Park Angels

12:15 – 1:15 pm Business Model Canvass Planning your business and defining your market

1:15 – 2:15 pm Marketing for Lean Start-up Finding your customer base and using new technologies

2:15 – 2:45 pm Closing Remarks and Next Steps for Startups Overview of 12-week Lean Start-up course

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