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NDSU Inventors' Basic Training Boot Camp

When May 02, 2017 09:15 AM to
May 03, 2017 03:30 PM
Where Heritage Center Bismarck, ND
Contact Name
Contact Phone 701.730.3956
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This two-day workshop is for entrepreneurs and inventors who want to develop their ideas into a commercially viable product, or for those who may want to bring their hobby to the next level. It is designed to educate and to connect these individuals with state and industry resources. It also will be a great opportunity to meet and network with others who also are going through various stages of product development and commercialization. Industry and university experts will cover a broad range of subjects geared toward educating inventors on how to progress from the idea stage to getting a marketable product to the customer. Don’t miss this informative opportunity! 

 What will be covered:

  • Evaluating your idea for commercialization
  • Patents, Trademarks, and Trade secrets
  • Designing, Prototyping and Product Testing
  • University R&D
  • Inventor's Panel
  • Manufacture, Outsource, or License
  • The Business Plan
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Business Registration and Licensing 
  • Legalities of owning a business
  • Finding Funding: Grants, Loans, Angels, etc.
  • Selling to the government
  • Global business
  • Panel of ND Certified Entrepreneurial Centers
Most of the workshops are presented by the North Dakota resources who help people commercialize their ideas every day. There will also be a networking and informational social.  Join us May 2-3 at the North Dakota Heritage Center and find out why North Dakota is a great state for commercializing your idea!

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 Note:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kelly Inn under NDSU Inventor's Basic Training Bootcamp. These rooms will be available until April 11, 2017. To contact the Kelly Inn, please dial (701) 223-8001.

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