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Tech Venture Program

Tech Venture Faculty (TVF) program is a six session technology commercialization series designed to educate faculty in technology commercialization and business fundamentals. The faculty who participate in this program will learn how to evaluate technology for business opportunity and learn how to develop:

  • Value proposition
  • Business model
  • Elevator-pitch
  • Investor presentation

We will offer an opportunity to faculty to try your hand at developing entrepreneurial skills and pitch your business concept in front of a panel of judges to compete to win time and seed money to develop a start-up.


What is the Tech Venture Program?

  • An opportunity to try your hand at developing entrepreneurial skills
    • how to evaluate technology for business opportunity
    • develop a value proposition
    • explore business models
    • develop an elevator pitch and investor presentation to commercialize your technology
  • Pitch your business concept
  • Compete to win time and seed money to develop a start-up

Program Overview

  • 6 how-to modules; 2 hours once a week at Innovation Hub
  • Industry Speakers/Mentors, Business School Faculty, and New Venture Staff and EIRs
  • Hands-on workshops with tasks to prepare your pitch
  • Office hours with program ‘faculty’
  • Introductions to commercial network contacts and market analysis to refine your business concept

More Information

This program is offered through the UMass Lowell New Venture Initiative.

For more information or assistance, please contact: Nancy Saucier at nancy_saucier@uml.edu.