14 Attend Founders’ Readiness Express Workshop

From VT KnowledgeWorks:

VT KnowledgeWorks hosted its first Founders’ Readiness Express workshop on June 23, 2011. Fourteen prospective entrepreneurs gathered at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA to test the strategic essence of their business concepts and examine their personal readiness for the challenges of launching a business.

As a bonus, all attendees received the VT KnowledgeWorks FirstOffice Program free of charge, valued at $750. The FirstOffice Program is a four-month membership in the VT KnowledgeWorks JumpStart Community, a flexible, open-plan workspace in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center for entrepreneurs and freelancers looking to escape a home-office or no-office situation. During its FirstOffice period, an emerging company receives high-intensity counseling from professional mentors and a full menu of business acceleration services and support.

The next Founders’ Readiness Express workshop will take place on October 6, 2011, at The Inn at Virginia Tech.  Registration is open.

Who should attend?  Anyone considering the launch of a technology-based business.

  • Inventors with exciting technological developments
  • University faculty members with revolutionary research results
  • Web developers with fresh business concepts
  • Career shifters thinking about starting a company

When should you attend?  Very early in the planning process.

  • When your business concepts are still forming
  • Before you incorporate, write a business plan, or launch a web site
  • Before you spend any significant time or personal money

For questions or more information, contact Christine Pushaw at 540-443-9100 or via email at [email protected].


VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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