Tech Venture

   Maximizing the potential of technology
         and life sciences businesses

I understand science and technology. But Business?

You have an idea for the next big thing. But you need funding. And intellectual property protection. And a way to manage all the details that can make it a big challenge. So, where do you start? Find the answer with FastTrac TechVenture.

FastTrac TechVenture is a flexible course designed to give technology or science-based entrepreneurs a proven framework and network of connections to help grow a great idea into the next great innovation.

Course Overview

TechVenture program provides the knowledge needed to tackle important challenges like protecting your intellectual property and securing financing. You will learn how to:

  • Analyze your market environment, size and segmentation.

  • Develop strategies for your market research.

  • Test your product/service, customer base, financial feasibility.

  • Formulate a market penetration plan.

  • Master the essentials of financial statements, forcasts and ratios.

  • Find out how to protect your intellectual property.

  • Learn how to value your business and raise money.

Program Outline

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TechVenture Program Outline

This program consists of 10 modules. The first 4 modules make up the Concept Analysis Section. The following 6 modules form the Business Planning section.


  1. Exploring Entrepreneurship

  2. Defining the Target Market

  3. Conducting Market Research and Analysis

  4. Testing your Business Concept

  5. Entering and Capturing the Market

  6. Planning for Financial Success

  7. Building and Compensating Your Team

  8. Protecting Your Business and Your Intellectual Property

  9. Identifying Funding and Working with Investors

  10. Managing Cash and Operating Your Business


The program will be covered in 6 full days (8:30am - 4:30pm) in 6 weeks.

March 27
April 3, 17, 24
May 1, 8

Location Begin Date  

Emory University Campus

March 27



The standard participation fee of $800 is reduced to $150 for this program.

If you would like to learn more about this program and/or request a paper application, please contact:

Cem Oruc
Director of Commercialization Assistance
The University of Georgia SBDC
1180 E. Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602-5412
Phone: 706-542-6664