This course covers the unique aspects of planning, presenting, valuing and financing high-tech ventures. It integrates the objectives achieved in the three other courses so you can develop a comprehensive business plan and venture strategy. It addresses the legal, intellectual, financial and business issues that are unique to high-tech ventures. Participants learn how to develop and present a business plan to potential investors, employees, strategic partners and others that might be necessary in commercializing new technologies. Also covered are valuation of a business entity, stock allocation among founders of an entity, term sheets, licensing and other financing and funding issues associated with high-tech ventures.
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Tuition for each course in the program is $995.
At the completion of each of the four individual courses, participants may take an optional assessment evaluating their assimilation of the materials in the course. Upon completing all four courses of the program and passing the four individual assessments participants will be granted a Certificate in Technology Commercialization from the Bauer College of Business.
Assessments are conducted online upon the completion of each course. Participants must pass each of the four courses to gain the certificate. Participants are allowed up to three attempts at passing each assessment. A grade of 70% is passing.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Alan D. Lish is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship of the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He teaches technology commercialization, new product development and corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, along with marketing and entrepreneurship. His areas of research are in business incubator effectiveness, new product development, and entrepreneurial intent.
Dr. Lish has a Master’s of Science degree in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Business Administration/marketing from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL. He has been an entrepreneur all his life, and has started and run businesses in computer hardware, computer software, and Internet marketing services. He has experienced all aspects of technology commercialization, from technology assessments to startups to liquidity events and venture sales.