Orientation for Lean StartUp Program (5 sessions -Sept-Nov)

Thu 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

NEW! LEAN STARTUP PROGRAM (5 Sessions) A Leading Edge Approach for Developing New Business and Product Ideas Uniquely Designed for Small Businesses and Startups Spend Less Time Planning and More Time Doing! Learn how to rapidly design, develop, test, and validate your business ideas Avoid failures that result from not validating your ideas with customers Launch and fund a business startup more quickly, cheaply and efficiently The Lean Startup Methodology, developed by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Eric Ries has been adopted at Stanford, Columbia, Caltech and many other Universities as well as corporations, government and business organizations, and the National Science Foundation The Lean Startup Program offered by NJ SDBC at Rutgers University has been carefully curated from multiple sources and will be conducted in a “flipped classroom” format that allows more time to discuss practical applications of the concepts. Attendees will be part of small problem-solving teams that include a mix of business owners, entrepreneurs, and Rutgers business students. The program includes 5 three-hour sessions: Session 1 – How to recognize and act on opportunities Session 2 – Testing your idea using the customer development methodology Session 3 – Turning the idea into a minimum viable product (MVP) and a working business model Session 4 – Knowing your market and your competition Session 5 – The art of selling Who should attend: Existing business owners seeking new ways to grow Early stage entrepreneurs with a new business or product idea Anyone interested in learning cutting edge methods for starting up a business and implementing new ideas When: Thursdays, Aug. 18 (1 hr. orientation, 1-2pm), Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 Time: 1-4pm Location: Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus, 100 Rockafeller Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854 Cost: $295 (includes five days of training and materials)

Speaker(s): Lead Instructor: Dr. Suresh U. Kumar. A 5-time Inc. 500 ranked serial entrepreneur, Dr. Kumar is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Sillicon Valley based multinational technology conglomerate 8K Miles Software Services Inc. The firms he founded include NexAge Technologies USA Inc., Green Earth LLC, and Universal Venture Works LLC. Dr. Kumar has served as a mentor for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE).

Pre-registration required! Enrollment is limited!! Register and pay the fee today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lean-startup-for-small-businesses-program-launch-and-fund-a-business-startup-more-quickly-cheaply-tickets-26583631357 For more questions, Email: njsbdcnb@business.rutgers.edu or Call: 848-445-8790 or 848-445-8788

Fee: $ 295.00

Fee can be paid by check( payable to Rutgers University- Middlesex NJSBDC, and mailed to NJ Small Business Development Center Rutgers Business School- New Brunswick, 94 Rockafeller Road, 2nd Fl., Room

Phone: 848-445-8796


SBDC @ Rutgers New Brunswick
Janice H. Levin Building
94 Rockafeller Road, 2nd Fl., Room 223 Piscataway, NJ 08854