Commercialize Your Product: Tools & Resources for Efficiency & SUCCESS
April 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
| TIGER Talk
Hello there! Want to be an entrepreneur? Or a success at launching new products? Join Eric Wagner of The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) for his talk on how to bring new products to market, utilizing the many resources and tools available in the Central Ohio Region.
In this talk, you will learn about:
– Effective use of the the Lean Business Model Canvas and customer discovery models. These models are utilized to determine if there really is a market for your product — prior to investing a lot of time and money.
– Utilizing design for manufacturing methodology to ensure that the product can be developed and delivered to meet the promise of your identified value proposition.
– Tools and resources in Central Ohio to facilitate bringing your product to the marketplace.
– An overview of the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) and its various programs including I-Corps and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Speaker: Eric Wagner is the Collaboration Manager for The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) at The Ohio State University where he oversees the development of value-added projects for companies of all sizes across many industries. Prior to joining CDME, Eric worked at Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) where he developed and executed a strategic roadmap for the university’s intellectual property and engineering technologies. While there, he participated in the development and launch of over 14 startups.
Earlier in Eric’s career, he worked as a program manager at Southwest Research Institute (1998 -2000). He then joined D&SCI, an aerospace and defense research and commercialization start-up, as Senior Vice President. Over the next 12 years at D&SCI, he held positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, culminating with a stint of 3.5 years as President. During Eric’s tenure, the company achieved revenues in excess of $270 million and grew to more than 800 employees.
Eric teaches the Lean Business Model Canvas methodology for the I-Corps@Ohio program and guest lectures for university courses. He is a member of the Ohio TechAngels and he is an active angel investor. Eric holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an Executive MBA, both from Ohio State.
Cost: Free – including a light lunch
11:30 am – Networking & Lunch
12:00 noon – Speaker
1:00 pm – More Networking
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