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Thu, 04 May


Bowett Room

Nesting a Startup from Ideation to Launch

This event explores the technology commercialization process from ideation to business scaling. It combines a presentation and interactive workshop to educate and engage participants in transforming tech ideas into successful businesses. Invited speaker - Menachem Tabanpour RSVP to participe!

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Nesting a Startup from Ideation to Launch
Nesting a Startup from Ideation to Launch

Time & Location

04 May 2023, 18:00 – 20:00

Bowett Room, Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9ET, UK


About the event

Queens' Entrepreneurship Society and the YNOT institute are organizing "Nesting a Startup from Ideation to Launch" event. The event is divided into two main parts: a presentation and a workshop, with a 5-minute break in between.

Part I: Presentation (45 minutes) The presentation provides an insightful overview of the technology commercialization process, covering various aspects like ideation, team formation, and business launch. It begins with an introduction and overview, followed by discussions on ideation, team formation, and technology commercialization. Intellectual property and funding are briefly touched upon, emphasizing their importance in the process. The presentation then delves into Minimum Viable Product (MVP) development, business launch, technology scaling, and setting up operations.

Part II: Workshop (1 hour 10 minutes) After a short break, participants are divided into two groups for a series of interactive exercises. The first exercise, "Visioning exercise - Ideation to MVP," encourages participants to envision their journey from ideation to creating an MVP. The second exercise, "Big Arrow exercise - MVP to launch," focuses on moving from MVP to a successful business launch. Both exercises are followed by a 30-minute discussion session, allowing participants to share their insights and learn from others' experiences.

Menachem Tabanpour is an experienced entrepreneur and investor, currently serving as the managing director of gener8tor Luxembourg. In 2022, he launched gener8tor’s first European accelerator and fund, providing valuable support to startups in their early stages. Prior to this, Menachem was responsible for running the CS NEST program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he coached undergraduate to postdocs in launching startups. The program was run through a partnership with gener8tor, the computer sciences department, and the university’s tech transfer office, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

Menachem's entrepreneurial journey began over a decade ago when he co-founded and ran Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling, a cleantech circular economy startup. Through his experience, he has gained expertise in venture capital, early-stage funding, manufacturing, water/wastewater, agriculture, automation, and end-to-end product development. Menachem is passionate about coaching, technology development, business development, sales, and fundraising, making him a valuable resource for startups looking to accelerate their growth.

Only those that RSVP to participate will be invited to the event. The number of places is limited.

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