Tallahassee’s First Entrepreneurial Program


 

Innovation Park has recently transformed its Entrepreneurial Excellence Program into (T)EEP, The Technology Entrepreneurial Excellence program.  This new program still provides valuable advice to early stage companies, but the focus is on helping technology companies in our community navigate through vulnerable stages like funding and prototype development.

This program is highly interactive program is taught by local business experts, researchers and specialists to help improve the chance of success in the market by providing insight into:

  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Intellectual Property
  • Financing Strategies
  • Prototyping
  • Pitch Training
  • Business Presentations

Interested in joining our next class?

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T(EEP) focuses on helping entrepreneurs in the Technology arena in Tallahassee

Details and Application

  • COURSE FEE:  $99 per team of two. Includes dinner each class, course materials and access to the Entrepreneur’s Club @ Innovation Park. Free to students
  • SIZE LIMITS:  Enrollment for each course is limited to the first 12 companies that qualify
  • LOCATION & TIME:  Collins Building Seminar Room, 2051 E. Paul Dirac Dr. | 5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • FACILITATOR: Michael Tentnowski, LCRDA- Director of Entrepreneurship mtentnowski@inn-park.com
  • APPLICATION:  Apply online here for the Technology Entrepreneurial Excellence Program

* We strongly recommend that two individuals in the management of the company participate together in the course.

View our Upcoming Class Schedule!

Each class is held from 5:30-9:00 p.m. typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   

*Schedule is subject to change.

Class 16 (Spring 2020) Schedule

Class 1 – April 21st

Introductions & Entrepreneurship 101

This class is the first class of the program, and what better way to start than by discussing entrepreneurship

Class 2 – April 23rd

Legal & Intellectual Property – Bill Hollimon, Esq., Hollimon P.A

Many decisions are involved in establishing a new venture. Learn what the legal/intellectual properties options are and how you can protect your ideas.

Class 3 – April 28th

Financing Strategies

One of the hardest obstacles for business is raising capital, but there are different ways to get the funding you need.  This class teaches you some of the strategies to help commercialize your technology and introduce it into the marketplace.

Class 4 – April 30th

Prototyping

For a lot of companies, in order to get their technology to market, they need to create and test prototypes.  In this class, we focus on electrical, mechanical, firmware and software, and how to create prototypes.

Class 5 – May 5th

Pitch Training and Customer Discovery

This class teaches you how to be conclear, concise and direct to make the most of your time when speaking to potential buyers and investors.  It also teaches you how to use customer discovery in order to develop your idea.

Class 6 – May 7th

Business Presentations

This class forces you to use the pitch training in order to develop a pitch deck.  The presentation will be given to a group of local business professionals, investors and more who will provide feedback and help you refine it after the class.  The pitch deck is a vital tool for you to use in the future of our company as you grow.