Explore Your Early-Stage, Scalable Business Concept
You have an idea for a novel product that you think may have big potential.
UC Venture Lab helps you figure it out. We offer an 8-week program that explores the commercial potential of your product or service concept by answering questions such as, what Problem is your product really solving? Who is your actual Customer? Is there space in the Market? Along the way, we provide access to industry & market knowledge, Entrepreneur-in-Residence mentors, networks, resources, and important skills you need.
The program culminates in Graduation Day, when you get 5 minutes to make a big impression on an audience of the local startup community, who may provide the connections and expertise you need to take your idea to startup reality.
There is no cost to individuals to take part in this program, which meets each Tuesday morning over eight weeks at UC's 1819 Innovation Hub. Seats in each cohort are limited, so admission is competitive. But applying is easy!
December 1, 2022 - Deadline to apply for Cohort 21
January 10, 2023 - Session #1: The Problem
January 17, 2023 - Session #2: The Customer
January 24, 2023 - Session #3: Market and Competition
January 31, 2023 - Session #4: Your Value Proposition
February 7, 2023 - Session #5: Storytelling
February 14, 2023 - Practice Presentation
February 15 or 16, 2023 - One-on-One with our Storytelling Coach
February 21, 2023 - Final Rehearsal
February 28, 2023 - Cohort 21 Graduation Day!
Date TBD - Bonus Session: What's Next? Venture Lab Accelerator Resource Info.