Developing nanotech based products is quite challenging. It takes a lot of knowledge, time, investment and commitment.
The chances that most startups fail at any of those is quite high, so the goal of building a team is to gather enough resources to go forward. At early stages, the capability of a startup to attract people comes from how they sell their vision, and motivate people to enter early on a venture that can scale and make an impact. So, a clear vision of the impact of what is being developed can motivate people that the entrepreneur was never expecting to be willing to join the team, but this only happens if the risk going forward is appropriately defined. An entrepreneur cannot expect to engage other people just with ideas and assumptions, if not show that did the possible homework to validate the road ahead.
And that’s why Startup Nano has been promoting a new cycle of workshops, to share knowledge, boost entrepreneurship and mitigate challenges coming from these endeavours.
Going from a Technology to a Product
A workshop for early stage startups, researchers and students, with Hugo Macedo, who has created the first 3D hollow fiber bioreactor meant for the production of human red blood cells.
Moving Nanotechnology from Research to the Market: a UK experience
An opportunity to take a look at case studies and analyze and select a business opportunity and then apply it to a technological point of view.
The guests were Tatiana Correia, UK Knowledge Transfer Network – Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, and Maria Costeira, serial entrepreneur.
What it takes to start a Nanotech Startup
Learning how to structure a Business Model with an expert entrepreneur. Adam Pool is an Early Stage Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor in the USA, working mainly with deep tech startups.
Kickstart your Idea (Bootcamp)
Developed for early stage startups, researchers and students to learn the steps to make a product that is wanted by the market. Participants were able to join ideas selected under Launchpad and work on real projects.
The bootcamp was led by Rene Bastijans, a consultant, coach and mentor who helps startups and entrepreneurs become great at building and selling products and services customers will buy.